Iain Duncan Smith: High immigration caused by Brits not taking jobs

The Independent reports that Iain Duncan Smith is due to make a speech today in which he will claim that immigration to the UK is high because social security claimants are refusing to take jobs in order to remain on benefits. It quotes from his speech:

“Businesses needed the labour and because of the way our benefit system was constructed, too few of the economically inactive took the jobs on offer.”

So as well as being responsible for the deficit and the national debt, out of work claimants are now to blame for immigration as well!

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5 thoughts on “Iain Duncan Smith: High immigration caused by Brits not taking jobs

  1. Reblogged this on TheCritique Archives and commented:
    The claim isn’t true of course, but the speech wasn’t just typically dishonest, it was also typically stupid – a massive own goal. It was an inadvertent admission that disproved at a stroke Inept Drunken-Shit’s claims over the last few years that his benefits reforms are getting people off the dole and into work. Because for this claim of his to make any sense, he has to accept that people on benefits *aren’t* moving into work.

  2. The claim isn’t true of course, but the speech wasn’t just typically dishonest, it was also typically stupid – a massive own goal. It was an inadvertent admission that disproved at a stroke Inept Drunken-Shit’s claims over the last few years that his benefits reforms are getting people off the dole and into work. Because for this claim of his to make any sense, he has to accept that people on benefits *aren’t* moving into work.

  3. High immigration began after the Second World War, invited by the government. That immigrant generation is now the grandparents of the current with their own businesses, university educated, well paid jobs, that employ others. That immigration also paid into the National Insurance Fund as employees and bosses, that contributed to a ring fenced National Insurance Fund, that has not needed a top up from tax for decades.

    The NI Fund is not a tax and therefore remains full, as cannot be permanently emptied to pay off national debt or be used as general expenditure by government. Any temporary removal of funds has to be returned and the interest paid. The interest is going back into the Fund now.

    Mass immigration means the lie of an ageing society, as around half of births today are to foreign mothers in the UK, which means a large amount of youth immigration creating jobs and paying into government as taxpayers, 75 per cent of which tax comes from stealth taxes and VAT.

    As the NI Fund is full, neither unemployed (only 3 per cent of the benefits bill) nor state pensioners (pensioner benefits in benefit bill but not state pension that comes from NI Fund) and the working poor (97 per cent of the benefits bill), have made the Fund financial unviable.

    But there is a scandal brewing about people left forever in old age penniless.
    Housewives, divorcees, widows and poorest workers left with no food money forever in old age.

    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/state-pension-at-60-now

    This will affect the immigrant citizens equally to ethnic English and Celt, because they too are the 1950s Baby Boomer generation born til 1965.

    The rise in retirement age means far less state pension especially to women, due to rise from 30 to 35 years of needed NI credits, end of Pension Credit and State Earnings Related Pension Scheme and State Second Pension, to all retiree women born on or from 1953 or men born from 1951.

    We already have the lowest state pension in amongst the richest nations, bar Mexico.

    The Pension Bill May 2014 (Flat Rate Single Tier Pension 2016) means hundreds of thousands pensioners short of a pension are left with absolutely nothing to live on forever in old age, whilst losing state pension payout now whilst women MPs kept pension payout from 2012, lost to women from 2013 and lost for 6 years or more.

    For a great many people the state pension is the sole income in old age.

    If Labour revoked the Pension Bills from 2010 – 2014 and brought back the state pension at 60 in 2015 (also bringing that for men) with 30 years NI Credits, then Labour would win a landslide victory and form a majority government.

    Instead of Labour being content to manage at most a Hung Parliament, so the Tories continue ruling.

    Starvation for all ages would also end if Labour took on board The Greens’ 2015 manifesto pledge of a:

    – universal non-means tested Citizen Income, non-withdrawable, in or out of work.

    Anybody?

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