First published: The Times 02/07/2011
The appeal by Iain Duncan Smith for British companies to give British workers “a chance” by discriminating, in effect, against immigrant labour will strike a chord across the entire political spectrum.
But the “British jobs for British workers” argument should not really be about immigration at all. The overall economic impact of immigrants has been unequivocally positive. Young immigrants pay taxes and national insurance contributions and tend to have few, if any, dependents…..more