If that's an accurate description of the situation I'd probably agree with you , not at all sure that it is . Not just English people who emigrate and without doubt there are problems in certain areas of Britain and I'd agree it may well be better in not only Scotland but Wales and Northern Ireland . The point I was trying to make , badly , was that if it's being promoted as a problem through the media and mainly relates to areas of England in British terms it may not be such a huge problem and due to media pressure , politicians being as they are , policies are now being put in place to reduce the numbers , might be a case of better late than never . ..... It's not really " Johnny Foreigner's " fault ( bit colonial , mate, lol. ) that the educational standards required in this country are so restrictive . If they weren't making up the numbers the NHS would have collapsed years ago .
I do not get this as long as net migration stays the same what is the problem. If the people leaving are highly skilled dare I say English born and breed and take their wealth and earnings potential and are replaced with ethnic minorities who have no intention of integrating and bring very little to the table then I am sorry but I DO have a problem with this. Perhaps immigration is not a problem north of the border but it is south. Take the NHS as an example. We make our medical schools so restrictive to entrants that a lot of students with the right A levels are turned down. We then have a shortage of doctors so we are forced to employ Johnny Foreigner on equal pay who can hardly speak a word of English and who would not have had a chance in hell in getting in to an English medical school. And that is one of many reasons why there are a lot of people, not just "racist" whatever that term means have such a big problem with it
Immigration is certainly being promoted as a major concern , not sure it actually is if you look at the figures , assuming they can be believed . Not that big a gap between immigration and emigration . Influx from Rumania and Bulgaria moderate and asylum seekers are , relatively , few and far between . New regulations are now in place to reduce the numbers from non EU countries , hard to tell how big a problem , or not , it'll be in future. As you say the illegal side is still a problem but even there the numbers are being reduced , if they can find them . Having said that , still a massive shortage of affordable local authority housing , not helped by successive governments reluctance to build and the right to buy scheme introduced by ,,,mmm now who was it again ,,,!!
What people do is entirely their own business, I simply reported on five years of very substantial, for me, investment in RBS which in hindsight was misguided. My change of direction since January has proven that significant gains are possible. Also, I still have a substantial holding here, indeed RBS still has my highest investment though only 10% of what I first put in. My original beliefs are still there, ie: that one day there must be a fantastic gain, but after five years and recognition of the ageing process I had to decide on action instead of patience. The next year with the General Election ought to bring the SP to £4 and beyond but whether I stay with it and wait for that or increase my holding will rest on day to day successes elsewhere. As far as the Barcs thing is concerned I acknowledged a simple error and acted immediately you brought it to my attention. It is possibly the smallest mistake I have ever made. I have thanked you for bringing it to my attention and don't need to be pilloried for the rest of time.
Housing - it seems to me there is too much Govt interference. If the Govt keeps its attentions on maintaining law and order, and ensuring public services are balanced with the needs of the population the market will do the rest.Re UKIP - there is little doubt that the level of immigration, illegal in particular, is a major concern all around the Country. The problem most people have is finding the acceptable words to express their concerns so the ballot box may well be their easiest way. General elections rarely attract the turnout we might expect.
It is not that I have to worry... there are many others in that position
Just posted as point of debate as things are very quiet lately....
UKIP did do well today.... I wonder if .. the public are really that fed up with main stream parties to follow the same intention of voting today in the election next year.. if only to start in a small way..
Mind you the turn out in Norwich was only 38%...
Voting in the past few elections now seems to be only an interest for the minority...
Barclays has been hit with a £26m fine after one of its traders manipulated the setting of the price of gold in order to avoid paying out on a client order. The UK Financial Conduct Authority on Friday said it was imposing the penalty on the British lender after the trader, Daniel James Plunkett, sent out a burst of orders aimed at moving the price of the yellow metal. The behaviour occurred just a day after the bank paid £290m in penalties and became the first institution to be fined in the sweeping Libor and Euribor rate-rigging probes
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