22 Apr 2014

Cardinal speaks up against alarmist rhetoric used by British politicians

Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic, Cardinal Vincent Nichol has warned about language used by various politicians saying that they are stoking the “distress” about foreigners coming to the UK.

According to him: "The reality is that the vast majority of migrants to this country add to our well-being.”

Read the full Telegraph article here: Cardinal warns politicians over ‘alarmist’ immigration rhetoric.

20 Jan 2014

Study contradicts claims that foreigners are abusing the NHS

Medical tourism generates millions for NHS and wider economy, finds study.

Apparantly "Medical tourism is a lucrative source of income for the NHS"

"Eighteen hospitals – those deemed most likely to be making money from overseas patients – earned £42m in 2010, according to researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and York University. Medical tourists spent an estimated £219m on hotels, restaurants, shopping and transport in the UK.

The researchers also found that more people leave the UK seeking medical treatment abroad than arrive in this country for care: about 63,000 people from the country travelled to hospitals and clinics abroad in 2010, while considerably fewer, about 52,000 people, came here"

Read the Guardian article here

12 Sep 2013

Chinese to the rescue

Chinese company Geely, has rescued the London Taxi Company, investing more then £150m and creating new jobs. One British brand has been saved, jobs saved and more created with money invested.

However, you realise how thick and bitter some people are when you read comments like "I rather see the company go under rather than see it fall into the hands of the Chinese".

Keep it up and it might happen.

10 Sep 2013

Foreigners taking away jobs in the UK. Not

Contrary to popular belief, Foreigners are actually creating jobs in the UK. The most recent example - Jaguar Land Rover today announced an investment of £1.5 billion with the creation of 1,700 new jobs in Solihull. With that Tata, the INDIAN owners of the company has now created almost 11,000 jobs here in the UK.

Cash bond requirement for Visitors from high risk countries to the UK

Visitors from 6 countries considered as "High Risk", namely, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana would have to deposit a £3,000 bond as fee from November 2013, according to a yet to be confirmed plan finalised by the British home office.

Read the BBC report here: India warns over UK plan to make visitors pay £3,000 bond