Essay on The Effects of Immigration on the United Kingdom

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Migrants are defined as all those who were born outside the UK and were known as ‘aliens’ or ‘foreigners’. Kostakopoulou calls this assumption into question, arguing that ‘aliens’ are by definition outside the bounds of the community by virtue of a circular reasoning which takes for granted the existence of bounded national communities, and that this which takes for granted the existence of bounded national communities, and that this process of collective self-definition is deeply political and historically dated. The composition of the current UK migrant population has of course been conditioned by immigration policy over the past 50 years. Immigration has become a major debate across the UK, with many different reasons given for and…show more content…
Honeyford made an interesting and yet controversial quotation, which was from a French intellectual, Fannon that wrote. “It’s a just reparation which will be paid to us. Nor will we acquiesce in the help for underdeveloped countries being a program of sisters of charity. This help should be the ratification of a double realization: the realization by the colonized peoples that it is their due, and the realization by the capitalist powers that in fact they must pay.” Sir Jones revealed that Britain has grown complacent and that migrants should not be blamed for the nation’s unemployment as they are willing to work for low wages and possess the skills and education that Britain no longer provide for their own workforce .His opinion was shared by the Home Secretary’s, where they stated: “I want the message to go out loud and clear that Britain will remain open for business. Our economy will remain accessible to the best and the brightest in the world... as the Prime Minister said entrepreneurs will be welcome.” Legrain considers the advantages of immigration in his book and clearly defends the concept of immigration. He is determined to argue the benefits
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