Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Portes answer is more immigration

Stewart Jackson MP draws our attention to:  "of 112k EU migrant job seekers 37% in UK had never worked in their country of residence".

Immidately he attracts the ire of Jonathan Portes.

And are we not a little tired of Jonathan Portes setting himself up as a Judge Jeffreys of all immigration statistics?

Whatever the issue of the day, in whatever area of policy, the Portes answer is more immigration.  More and more immigration.  Don't care what the problem is, let's have more immigration.

All you have to do Mr Portes is stand for election on a pro-immigration platform. 

There's no need for you to control policy from within the civil service (as you did under Labour).  There is no need for you to try to influence policy from within a think tank.  There is no need for you to cavil on the sidelines about all these mendacious politicians.

All you have to do is find yourself a constituency and stand for election. 

Then you will have a complete and absolute mandate for what you are advocating. 

And through the brilliance of your statistical interpretations presumably getting elected will be a breeze - the electorate is going to love you and your statistics!

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