As the country relies heavily on carers and NHS staff from other places and farmers fly in workers to harvest fruit, isn't it nonsense to have a bill which stops these people coming? Labour’s new Shadow Home Secretary, Nick Thomas-Symonds, argued earlier that the bill’s salary threshold of £25,600 sent a signal that those earning less are “unskilled and unwelcome Far from being that they are an essential part of our society.
Apart from anything else, Patel's inference that anyone being paid less than £25,600 is unskilled is deeply offensive to teachers, police constables, nurses........in fact anyone being paid less than £12 per hour on a 40 hour week. And still, people will be out on Thursday at 8pm, clapping like fools for carers, nurses, dustmen who are all despised described by Patel as unskilled and thus worthless and unwelcome here. Think on before you step on your drive on Thursday.