People born abroad make 14%+ of our workforce, but contribute to only 7-8% of the population. Based on average salaries (and even minimum wage) they contribute relatively quite a lot more than British citizens to tax revenues.
We hear how Ďimmigrants cost the welfare £3bn every yearí, but relative to their tax contributions itís not significant, no legitimate economists would make a bold statement as above, this is a journalists statement, economists have to put numbers into perspective, models are used, comparisons are made, proper analysis is done.
We canít source exact figures except from the inland revenue, so we can only go by averages, even if your assumed every immigrant was on a minimum wage they still end up with favourable numbers. Iíve given these numbers quite s few times so all the racists here are well aware of what they are.
Total welfare bill costs the state £100, so £3bn is 3%, which relative to their numbers of 7-8% of the population, is again favourable. They cost less and contribute more than the average British citizen.
People also argue about the lack of job opportunities for British youngsters, if you remember 15+yrs ago there were actually shortages in labour supplies, and although unemployment figures showed x number unemployed, the people WILLING to work was actually a lot lower Ė hence the creation of JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE to combat the problem.
The collapse of various industries since then is a situation caused the credit crunch and not by immigrants, so the problem of unemployment will not rectified with immigration control, it will be fixed by restoring our industries, and fixing the problems with banking/international finance.
Most the people who complain about jobs/immigrants are people who have wasted their lives, but donít have the courage to point the fingers at their own failures, so start pointing fingers at others.
Take Francis for example, we know heís got kids, what do they do? Did they get their degreeís? Theyíve taken the life of their parents, miserable, moaning, racists. So if theyíre struggling in life, whoís fault is it? Maybe if they had proper guidance from their parents they might be Drís or Lawyers (Iím sure if they were we would have heard about it by now). Instead a family like that sits together and talks about how immigrants have ruined their lives.
You canít fix a problem if you canít even acknowledge it exists.