SAJID JAVID was last night told to rip up “disastrous” post-Brexit immigration proposals or expose seven million Brits to more competition for a job.
Migration Watch said the Home Secretary had to slap an annual cap on immigration or watch numbers coming to the UK “run rapidly out of control”.
The Conservatives have been told they should learn from Labour’s mistakes which saw immigration treble in two years[/caption]
They said it defied belief an advisory committee had suggested opening the door to migrants from around the world – but lowering the skill threshold necessary to qualify for a work permit.
And they warned against scrapping an obligation on businesses to show a British worker is not available before hiring from abroad.
Both incendiary points were proposed by the Government-backed Migration Advisory Committee last month.
The Home Secretary welcomed the MAC’s findings at Tory conference and said they would form the basis of the Government’s immigration plan.
Five million skilled and two million below graduate-level jobs could be at risk according to Migration Watch[/caption]
Migration Watch chair Andrew Green said the PM risked betraying ordinary working people.
He stormed: “Expanding work permits to the semi-skilled and to the whole world risks a massive increase in immigration which is the exact opposite of what the public wish to see.
“Accepting these recommendations would be disaster for immigration policy.”
Migration Watch said as many as five million skilled and two million below graduate level jobs in the UK could be opened up to “new and increased” competition from workers from around the world under the MAC plans.
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They warned it would be “seriously detrimental” to the future prospects for training of British workers “therefore to the country as a whole”.
He added: “We have seen how Labour allowed immigration to treble in a couple of years. The Conservatives should learn from that and start with an annual cap on the number of workers that are admitted to the UK.”
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