Have we got immigrant paranoia?

(277 Posts)
Jac1978 Mon 25-Mar-13 10:20:02

David Cameron is vowing to end benefits for EU migrants after six months. Around half a million migrants come into the UK every year, one in five from the EU but half return home every year. Only 6% of benefits claimants are foreign born - is Cameron wrongly targetting a minority and just responding to media paranoia about immigrants or is it a real problem and is he right to make things harder for them? Are we blind to the benefits of immigration? Are Brits who emigrate abroad any better?

anqet Mon 01-Apr-13 15:54:42

In Britain We Are Being Flooded By Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Romanian Rhetoric - Who Is it Helping?
Tessa Dunlop
Posted: 01/04/2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tessa-dunlop/immigration-anti-romanian-rhetoric-not-helping_b_2983537.html

pollypandemonium Mon 01-Apr-13 19:38:12

ttosca that is already true of most people - you only get JSA for a certain period of time I think it's 6 months, after which you have to prove you have been looking for work. They would still get income support.

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