Government: No post-Brexit visas for ‘low skill’ workers
In today’s episode of Tiny Xenophobic Island, we learn that the Government intends to initiate a new, ‘points-based’ immigration system once freedom of movement for EU nationals ends on 31st December, 2020. The system aims to differentiate between ‘skilled’ and ‘unskilled’ individuals, and allow only the former into the UK to work.
Under the new system, waiting and service jobs will no longer count as skilled occupations, meaning that even if a person meets the ’70 immigration points’ target due to their level of education, language skills, and having a job offer, they still wont be given a visa for hospitality service work. However, in what will come as a surprise to absolutely no-one, child minding is being added to the ‘skilled’ category, because little Tarquin and Felicity still need their au pair, Brexit or no Brexit.
The Government says the new system is intended to encourage employers to “move away” from relying on “cheap labour” from Europe and instead ‘invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology’. For the UK hospitality industry, which currently depends upon and is enriched by workers from outside the UK, this statement is facile and nonsensical. Should this proposal become policy, the bar industry, along with adult social care, nursing, agriculture, and a host of other sectors that the Tories deem ‘menial’ will abruptly lose access to a sizeable portion of their work-forces. Businesses need to begin planning measures to mitigate this disaster immediately.
For more information, and further evidence the Tories hate anyone who isn’t white and rich, visit this detailed BBC News story about the proposed immigration system.