Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Why not have a referendum on whether the electorate want this unambiguous benefit?

Article on immigration by James Bloodworth, editor of Left Foot Forward:  http://leftfootforward.org/2014/11/the-anti-immigration-voices-have-lost-the-economic-argument/

His article is full of contradictions.

It is also naïve in acceptance of the UCL research - as a body in receipt of public money UCL is legally obliged under the Equality Duty to promote a positive view of diversity (therefore I would advise commentators to look beneath the headlines and glib assumptions and consider the data very carefully to see if the conclusions are justified).

However, assuming James Bloodworth is correct and the benefits of immigration are "unambiguous" why not have a referendum on whether the electorate want this unambiguous benefit?

If the people vote "YES we want immigrants" we can all shut up about the subject.

If the people vote "NO" the immigrants must go (to quote Victoria Ayling UKIP candidate for Grimsby "send the lot back").

The benefits are unambiguous right?

Therefore everyone is going to want these benefits are they not?

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