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bluesfan Apr 1, 2013, 05:11pm #
You know UFO it is a shame that you didn't provide any text from that link. Don't worry... I'll do it for you ;)In his speech in Ipswich, the prime minister said there were "concerns, deeply held, that some people might be able to come and take advantage of our generosity without making a proper contribution to our country".
Same old boring rhetoric...?No 10 was unable to give any figures on the scale, cost and numbers of so-called benefit tourists, although Department for Work and Pensions figures suggest 17% of working-age UK nationals claim a benefit, compared with 7% of working age non-UK nationals.
So basically the government's own figures suggest that 93% of those EU economic migrants do not claim any benefit of any kind. And actually have a much lower percentage of claimants than Uk nationals...
Maybe they should target all those British who live off benefits...
Or better still - actually do something to stimulate growth in the economy and increase the minimum wage so that normal decent hard-working people don't have to claim benefits to make ends meet.Labour warned against an "arms race on immigration rhetoric".
The Conservative Party is lagging behind in the opinion polls. The Lib Dems are all but wiped out. The surge in popularity of UKIP has forced Cameron to turn to these policies.
Cameron is desperate to hold on to power even if that means pandering to the uneducated xenophobic masses in an attempt to reclaim voters who've switched to UKIP.
A totally desperate but also unnecessary measure as under our FPP system UKIP haven't got a chance of winning any seats at all. And thank God for that :)