The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. David Cameron has announced his new policy to keep a check on immigrants entering the country. Most of the immigrants coming to the UK are from the European Union. This being the case, the common opinion is that, the Prime Minister can succeed in his intentions, only if he is successful in negotiating with the EU.
Attempts to remove immigrants from UK!
Presently, he hopes to reduce the number of immigrants in a many ways. These include denying Jobseekers’ Allowance to all EU citizens, holding the working tax credit until a period of four years have passed in the country, restricting child benefit and social housing, Eject EU citizens on JSA who are unable to find a job even after six months of stay in UK and finally doing away with child benefit for those whose children live elsewhere.
It is because of the popular belief in the EU that UK is a land of great opportunities, that the immigrants are flowing in at great numbers. If this belief can change, tourism is not likely to bring about as immigrants as has been the case. However, many of the official are doubtful if not critical about this move.
Why UK attracts so many immigrants
It has been observed that, it is the job availability and not the job seekers allowance that pulls people from EU to the UK. It has been especially true for the year 2013 when most of the people from EU, came to UK in search of suitable job. Despite this, it needs to be taken into consideration that out of the 2.3 million EU migrants living in UK, only 131,000 of them, belong to the working age and claim pensions and other benefits.
Original Source: The Telegraph