It's going to be hard to put this without sounding like a racist xenophobe,
It's going to be hard to put this without someone accusing you of being a racist xenophobe. That's entirely different.
but why should immigrants be entitled to benefits.
Slightly off topic but I met a Spanish guy in the street recently asking for work, which I was happy to give him. He's since done more for us but as it is ad hoc at best he's now taken a kitchen porter job 200 miles away in Aberdeen.
That's two jobs he's done which could (some would say should) be done by a local. But the nature and location and timing isn't attractive to the feckless (proven by the taunts said feckless shout whilst doing the first job).
Answer seems simple enough to me.
Properly controlled borders to prevent stowaways on trucks etc.
No benefits for first 5 years if non national.
Most importantly compel the unemployed to find work with proper sanctions if they refuse. Aberdeen is a rich city but there are jobless there and that KP post could have been done by a local.
Points type system to attract/control foreign workers with skills we actually need/want.
The Spanish guy is a teacher, not here for benefits, speaks quite poor English and has found several jobs in just four weeks. If our unemployed were as driven and industrious maybe we would be a less attractive option for immigrants in general?
It is said we need immigrants to do the poorly paid work, fruit picking, food processing etc. While I have no problem with those who do come to work I can't help think those jobs should be offered (or rather forced upon) resident jobless first.
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