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Immigration myths that fuelled Brexit blown apart by major government-commissioned report

Discussion in 'Personal' started by FrankWolley, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Apparently the fears raised by Farage et al (incl. THAT poster) are all total rowlocks...

    Migration Advisory Committee people who move to UK from EU have minimal impact on domestic wages, crime, the NHS or schools


    Key myths on the negative impacts of EU immigration have been blown apart by a major report commissioned by the government.

    The document found EU citizens have little impact on UK workers’ wages, pay more in taxes, have no adverse impact on young Britons’ schooling, are not linked to increasing crime and contribute “much more” to the NHS than they consume.
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    That newspaper article was published on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

    I agree with the content of the article but what reason for posting that link today, some four months later?
  3. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Doesn't matter anyway.
    For all the arguments and reasoning, for all the facts we're given and all the facts we know are false, for all we know the likely adverse effects, Brexit isn't about logic, or truth.
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  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    For those of us who missed it then? ;) And it seemed relevant to some other threads here...(e.g. the discussion about Food Stockpiling veered off to who would pick the crops if "migrants" weren't used...)o_O

    Oh, all right, I didn't notice the date! :oops:
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  5. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

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  6. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    When the best predictor of voting Leave in the referendum was education level, you're asking a bit much for such facts to have a meaningful impact.

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