From right-wing news site, Breitbart London:
The free movement of people within the European Union is “extensively exploited by organised criminals to bring illicit commodities including drugs, human trafficking victims, illegal immigrants and counterfeit goods to Britain”, according to a government report.
Drugs, yeah? So what? Human trafficking and “illegal” immigrants? Taking people over imaginary lines, you mean? “Counterfeit” goods? As this is a government report, “counterfeit” will be code for anything sans import duties.
Essentially then, ingenious entrepreneurs are working hard to meet the demand for perfectly legitimate goods and services that the State has thus far successfully prohibited. Awesome!
Increased immigration has also had an impact on education, with the report noting an increased pressure on school places: “Two-thirds of councils in England could see more children looking to start primary school in their area by September 2016 than they currently have places available for.”
Oh, no! Not “increased pressure” on government schools! I mean, what if the disgusting system of mass indoctrination of children into the religion of the State were to collapse under all this “increased pressure”?
Well, we can dream, can’t we?
The report also looks at the impact of the EU’s guarantee of “free movement for persons” on the labour market:
“Whilst there is broad consensus that highly skilled migrants from the EU have been beneficial to the UK, there is less agreement regarding low skilled migration, with some arguing that gains for employers are offset by negative impacts on the lowest paid workers.”
So, competition for unskilled jobs might (according to this Europol report) reduce wages in those job markets. Well, okay, Europol – but only in the very short-term. As the quantity of jobs isn’t fixed, and as “immigrants” have to spend the money they earn – and yes, that money must be spent in good old Blighty one way or the other – and as those high-skilled immigrants get paid high wages that they must spend, and as the money saved by consumers thanks to all this wonderful competition must be spent, too, we can be sure that new low-skilled jobs will be created.
No need to lose any sleep, then.
Although… Why is a Euro-sceptic site wetting itself over a report by the EU? Unless… Maybe they’re working together! We’re through the looking glass, people.
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