Migrants still not getting fair share; Britons think there are too many of them

Government should cut down number of newcomer numbers: poll

5th August 2011
: The migrants are still not getting a fair share. They work in the hospitals as doctors and nurses, prepare your favourite food, grow veggies and even construct houses and service your automobiles. Yet so many Britons think there are too many immigrants.
Just not heedful of so many things the “outsiders” do for them, the Britons still think the Government should cut down the number of newcomer numbers — a poll results suggests.

The research results claimed 71 per cent or nearly three-quarters of the public believe the numbers are too high.

A similar number claimed public services too were suffering due to so many incomers.

The Global @dvisor survey of 17,000 people worldwide was conducted by Ipsos Mori.

What they forget is that the foreigners bring along with them skills that may not be too readily available, besides being tough and time consuming for the natives to adapt and learn.

They fill in the gaps. This is not all. Even the contribution of the not-so-skilled labour force from abroad in the UK cannot be undermined. They do the work the natives simply are not unwilling to take.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith only recently said it was not in good taste that 70 per cent of the four million jobs created since 1997 had gone to immigrants because British people were not capable or able to do them.

Elaborating, Smith said nearly three million newly created jobs have been taken by immigrants since 1997.  

Chairman of MigrationWatch UK Sir Andrew Green, meanwhile, insisted the poll was “a timely reminder that the Government must keep its pledge or pay a very heavy price with public opinion.

The authoritative Global @dvisor global survey of 17,000 people worldwide, conducted by Ipsos Mori, revealed only a quarter of the 1,000 Britons taking part thought immigration had been good for the country.

Nearly 71 per cent of the 1,000 Britons talked to agreed there were too many foreigners here. As many as 76 per cent – the highest proportion in 23 countries surveyed – said immigration had placed too much pressure on public services.

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