All major political parties for reducing the inflow of migrant 5th May 2010: The 2010 general elections are different. All three major political parties are insisting something must be done to reduce the inflow of migrant.
The stand is contrary to the findings of a study, which suggests the politicians need not adopt a tougher stand.
The study says the mainstream politicians need to work all the more harder for building strong communities and strong education systems.
Their efforts should be directed towards rebuilding trust and confidence in democratic politics, so that the marginalized and vulnerable people do not feel disconnected.
In doing so, they serve the interests of these communities more effectively. In the process, they weaken the support for the BNP.
But apparently statistics projecting population explosion of sorts is largely guiding the policies of some of the political parties.
Already, the government statisticians predict the population of Europe’s most overcrowded nation Britain could shoot up by nearly 10 million to touch the 70 million mark within the next 20 years.
The country goes to poll on Thursday, but the question being asked is what happens after that.
As of now, no one can tell for sure the changes that may eventually be made in the UK immigration system, after the results of the UK general election are out.
Currently, the possibility of a "Hung Parliament" in the UK cannot be ruled out. Both David Cameron of the Conservatives and Gordon Brown of the Labour Party have expressed apprehension that voting for the Liberal Democrats is likely to result in a Hung Parliament.
If the apprehensions come true, it may lead to political uncertainty. This could eventually result in further changes to the UK Tier 1, Tier 2 and other UK visa categories.
In case of a clear mandate, here is what you can expect:
A conservation government will see drastic slash in annual immigration into Britain. The party believes the immigration is ‘too high’; and will be cut down to levels last witnessed in the mid-90s.
The party proposes to put to an end Labour’s open-door policy and stop uncontrolled immigration, with an annual limit on non-EU economic migration. In fact, David Cameron has pledges net annual immigration will be brought down from 200,000 a year under Labour to “tens of thousands”.
On the other hand, the party has made a welcome pledge to initiate tough action to tear down the racial barriers existing in Britain today. Claiming prejudice was unacceptable, it is being said the Conservative government would not tolerate it.
The party has also announced the launch of a national mentoring scheme for black would-be entrepreneurs.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has not been spending sleepless nights apprehending that the population will eventually hit the 70 million mark. Labour government has categorically ruled out the possibility of setting an upper limit on the number of migrants.
Labour believes amnesty for the illegal migrants is on the face of it wrong and would encourage people to come to this country thinking that at some point they would be legalised.
Labour believes it would mean more and more people would come into the country. Their own policy was to control and mange immigration. For the purpose, they had got a points system, which ensured no unskilled worker from outside Europe could come into the country.
Labour government would gradually reduce the number of skills they required to come from abroad.
A Lib-dem election government would see illegal immigrants becoming British citizens, if they speak English, have a clean record and want to live here long-term.
The UKIP has called for end to mass uncontrolled immigration, while the British National Party too has gone to campaign with halt-immigration-invasion issue.