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Net migration will remain in the hundreds of thousands in Britain

The Conservative (Conservative) Party has no plans to reduce migration to tens of thousands, saying further waves of foreign labor are needed to prevent the government from raising taxes further.

According to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which has consulted with the globalist government of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, net migration will continue to number in the hundreds of thousands in the coming years, projecting an additional 224,000 migrants in 2023 and around 205,000 per year. from 2026. This will be in addition to the more than 300,000 foreigners expected to immigrate to the UK this year.

The OBR estimated the result would see Britain’s adult population rise by around 400,000 by 2028, which they say would lead to a £6-7billion increase in tax collected by the government.

Sources within the Treasury, effectively led by anti-Brexit Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, confirmed to the London time that the government has accepted the OBR’s projections – meaning Hunt’s faction likely won over pro-Brexit hawkish immigration Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who has previously said that it would finally seek to implement the Conservatives’ repeatedly broken promise to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands.

In 2017, former Chancellor George Osbourne admitted that the party leadership had never intended to deliver on its promise to the public to cut immigration, and that privately it didn’t even believe in politics .

Mr Hunt claimed the UK needed “migration for years to come” to supposedly boost economic growth and reduce the government’s need to raise more taxes from the public.

The finance chief told BBC Radio 4 Today program that the Home Secretary was ‘absolutely on’ the mass migration agenda, saying ‘His priority is to reduce illegal migration and deal with the problem of small boats’ and that if illegal immigration must be countered, legal mass migration has “a very positive role to play”.

However, Migration Watch UK chairman Alp Mehmet questioned the supposed positive benefits for the economy, saying: “GDP may grow, but GDP per capita will stay where it is. And any benefits will be negated by population growth, as the OBR said in 2014.”

Nick Timothy, Theresa May’s former chief of staff, has already observed this “[i]If low-skilled immigrant workers made countries richer, we would have topped the growth charts for the last quarter century.

After Brexit, the migration system was overhauled by former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who introduced a points-based system – which crucially did not set a hard cap on the numbers, unlike the Australian system which he told the public would be modeled on.

At the same time, Johnson has opened up more avenues for migrants around the world. The move, widely seen as a betrayal of the Brexit movement, led to a record 1.1million visas being issued to foreigners last year alone.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who said in the summer leadership race to replace Johnson – which he lost – that he would seek to reduce migration, has not committed to a firm annual figure and actually seems determined to double GDP for the first border opening. approach that has come to define the Conservative Party.

The Office for Budget Responsibility said that with the rest of the economy expected to decline in coming years, “only higher-than-expected immigration adds materially to the outlook for potential output growth.”

While there may be growth for the balance sheets of large corporations and for the stock market, the same “growth” is unlikely to be felt in the wallets of the average person. Indeed, the British worker faces the biggest drop in disposable income on record, while tax hikes and the looming recession are set to cost workers £15,000 in pay rises over the next five years.

The sustained level of mass migration over the past 20+ years has seen wages stagnate, while the cost of housing and other goods has soared. In 2020, the Migration Watch admitted that the impacts of mass migration “are not evenly distributed” in the UK, as “low-wage workers are more likely to lose out” in terms of the erosion of their wages.

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