The acceptable argument for immigration seems to be that immigrants should only be allowed into the UK if our economy requires their skills.
Immigration restriction based on skills should be regarded equally sceptically as restrictions according to race.
Restrictions based on skills assume that The UK is no more than a large company importing skills and exporting goods and services. This triumph of unrestricted capitalism objectifies us all and values nothing but profit.
I have several friends who lose out to new immigrants when looking for work due to their age.
Capital and labour markets are now global but laws to protect workers and provide basic healthcare operate only at national level. This is why our governments constantly snip away at pensions and healthcare to reduce the UK government’s operational expenditure to that of our “competitors”.
While this keeps industry in the UK and value on Gordon Brown’s spreadsheet it gradually erodes our standards to those of undemocratic dictatorships like China.
You could not make this bollocks up! This is a Scientology E-meter.
YOu can get second hand ones on Ebay
An E-meter is an electronic device manufactured at the Church of Scientology‘s Golden Era Productions facility, and is used exclusively by the Church. The device is a variation on an ohmmeter, using a Wheatstone bridge to measure electrical resistance. It is used as an aid by Dianetics and Scientology counselors and counselors-in-training in some forms of auditing, the application of the techniques of Dianetics and Scientology to another or to oneself for the express purpose of addressing spiritual issues. The device is formally known as the Hubbard Electrometer, for the Church’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard.