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Jonathan Portes
Well, I wouldn't be here for a start.. Here's a short video I made for the BBC on what Britain would look like without immigration.
Jonathan Portes of King's College London argues that the economy and society of the UK would be markedly different without immigrants.
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kerseydog Jan 20
Replying to @jdportes
Me too.
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Raving Ascetic باؤلا ملنگ Jan 20
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Great video!
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Paul Warren Jan 20
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“Unless we got better at training medical staff we’d have fewer doctors and nurses - just look what’s happened since the Brexit vote.” So I did: There were 11,000+ more nurses in the NHS workforce in England in Sept 2019 (latest ) than before that vote, and 14,000 more doctors
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⚫️ Thérèse Jan 20
Replying to @jdportes
Without immigration none of would be here. Or if we allow "British people" we'd all be speaking Welsh/Cornish or Celtic and there'd be no Roman remains, Anglo-Saxon anything, English, blonde/blue eyed Normans, anyone with brown eyes... Where you draw the line is arbitrary.
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Robin Jones Jan 20
Replying to @jdportes
Talk about biased reporting. Furthermore, this idea that immigration can endlessly pay for pensioners is flawed. It's essentially a pyramid scheme, which collapses when the country becomes overpopulated and the society one that nobody wants to live in anymore.
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IHTT Jan 20
Replying to @jdportes
Big business loves immigration (cheap labour). So.. Establishment media loves immigration Establishment academic loves immigration. That's why academics are useless in political discussions. Salary first. Immigration: Scrap targets after Brexit: CBI
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🕷Helen ☘🇪🇺 Jan 20
Replying to @jdportes @SkyNews
More mono-lingual, mono-cultural (Christian) and more insular is what leave voters I know voted for. Post brexit, who is going to look after old people in care homes? Low-skilled workers from Nigeria? That's not what Brexit voters voted for, at least the ones I know.
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IHTT Jan 20
Replying to @jdportes
Your opinion is so predictable as to be almost tautological. 'When Vox editor Ezra Klein suggested open borders policies to Bernie Sanders, the senator famously showed his vintage when he replied, “Open borders? No. That’s a Koch brothers proposal
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