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32 minutes ago, MisterrSingh said:

“All my accumulated experiences make me foresee a dark, and even very dark, future for our children and grandchildren. At best, they are heading toward an unsuspected collapse of their quality of life (an implosion); at worst, we are leading them to terrible confrontations (an explosion). Most likely, there will be a combination of the two amid growing confusion.”

This bit is problematic. It could be interpreted as saying: 'They will demand equal rights to us whites and our monopoly on things will be compromised.'

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Number of non-EU migrants coming to Britain to work and study rockets in first year under new post-Brexit rules

  • From 1 January 2021, those coming from the EU required a visa to work or study
  • Of 239,987 work visas granted in 2021 - less than 13% went to EU nationals
  • There were 432,279 study visas granted in 2021 - the highest on record 
  • 95% went to non-EU citizens, with the highest number going to Chinese students

 

The number of non-EU migrants coming to Britain to work and study has rocketed since the implementation of post-Brexit immigration rules, Home Office figures have shown.

From 1 January 2021, following the end of the Brexit transition period, those coming to the UK from the EU to work or study have required a visa.

In total in 2021, there were 239,987 work-related visas granted.

This was a 110 per cent increase on 2020 (114,528 visas) and 25 per cent higher than 2019 (192,559), which was the final full year before the Covid pandemic.

However, of those work-related visas granted in 2021, only 30,514 (or 13 per cent) were granted to EU nationals, as well as those from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

The highest number of work visas granted in 2021, by nationality, were to Indians (70,099 visas), Ukrainians (20,783), Filipinos (14,281) and Nigerians (11,589).

The top EU nationalities granted work visas in 2021 were French (4,618), German (3,693) and Italians (2,921).

Last year also saw a huge increase in the number of foreign students granted UK visas.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10728117/Number-non-EU-migrants-coming-Britain-work-study-rockets-new-post-Brexit-rules.html

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On 4/19/2022 at 12:30 AM, dallysingh101 said:

Number of non-EU migrants coming to Britain to work and study rockets in first year under new post-Brexit rules

  • From 1 January 2021, those coming from the EU required a visa to work or study
  • Of 239,987 work visas granted in 2021 - less than 13% went to EU nationals
  • There were 432,279 study visas granted in 2021 - the highest on record 
  • 95% went to non-EU citizens, with the highest number going to Chinese students

 

The number of non-EU migrants coming to Britain to work and study has rocketed since the implementation of post-Brexit immigration rules, Home Office figures have shown.

From 1 January 2021, following the end of the Brexit transition period, those coming to the UK from the EU to work or study have required a visa.

In total in 2021, there were 239,987 work-related visas granted.

This was a 110 per cent increase on 2020 (114,528 visas) and 25 per cent higher than 2019 (192,559), which was the final full year before the Covid pandemic.

However, of those work-related visas granted in 2021, only 30,514 (or 13 per cent) were granted to EU nationals, as well as those from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

The highest number of work visas granted in 2021, by nationality, were to Indians (70,099 visas), Ukrainians (20,783), Filipinos (14,281) and Nigerians (11,589).

The top EU nationalities granted work visas in 2021 were French (4,618), German (3,693) and Italians (2,921).

Last year also saw a huge increase in the number of foreign students granted UK visas.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10728117/Number-non-EU-migrants-coming-Britain-work-study-rockets-new-post-Brexit-rules.html

 

 

Surely this is not what Brexiters wanted?

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Boris capitulates to Tory Partygate rebels: PM (who is 4,000 miles away in India) pulls plan to force his rebellious MPs to delay a vote on a new Parliamentary probe into his lawbreaking, hours after urging them to 'let the police do their stuff' first

  • The Prime Minister told reporters on trip to India he would lead the Tories at the next election in 2024
  • It comes after he ordered his MPs to delay a new investigation into Partygate until police finish probe
  • Mr Johnson could face a further fine for another event in November 2020 and others, MPs fear
  • It is alleged this was a party to celebrate the departure of Dominic Cummings after aide was forced out

 

Boris Johnson dramatically pulled the plug on attempts to delay a new parliamentary probe into his Partygate lawbreaking today, just hours after pleading with Tory rebels to 'let the police do their stuff' first.

The Government this morning dropped plans to force his MPs to delay a vote on whether to set up a new investigation into what he told the Commons about parties in Downing Street during lockdown.

After last night ordering them to back the delay on a three-line whip, No10 U-turned to allow them a free vote on a Labour plan to refer the PM to the Privileges Committee for telling MPs no rules were broken, before dozens of fines were handed out.

It means that the move could go through without a formal vote to set up yet another damaging investigation into the PM. 

It comes as Mr Johnson finds himself 4,000 miles away on a trade mission to India. Just two hours before the Government's embarrassing U-turn he had defended the delay to broadcasters

Speaking to broadcasters from a JCB factory in Gujarat, he said he wanted to 'let the investigators (the police) do their stuff' before a parliamentary probe was started. 

'I'm very keen for every possible form of scrutiny and the House of Commons can do whatever it wants to do,' he told reporters in India.

'But all I would say is I don't think that should happen until the investigation is completed.'   

But afterwards a senior Government source said: 'The Prime Minister has always been clear that he's happy to face whatever inquiries Parliament sees fit and is happy for the House to decide how it wishes to proceed today and therefore will not be whipping Conservative MPs.

'They are free to vote according to how they believe we should move forward on this.

'We tabled an amendment last night because we wanted to be explicit about ensuring Sue Gray is able to complete and publish her report without any further delay, as well as allow the Metropolitan Police to conclude their investigations.

'We now recognise that - in practice - this is almost certainly likely to be the case and therefore we are happy for the Labour motion to go through, if that is the will of the House.'

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner said: 'This is humiliating for Conservative MPs who were being pressured to vote for the Government's cover-up amendment.

'The Government knew they couldn't win this, the Prime Minister is bang to rights.

'Tory MPs should do the right thing, respect the sacrifices that their constituents made during the pandemic, and vote in the national interest.'

During the debate, Tory backbencher William Wragg confirmed he would vote for the investigation and repeated his call for Mr Johnson to quit.

The chairman of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee told MPs: 'I care deeply about my colleagues. I know that a number are struggling at the moment. We have been working in a toxic atmosphere. The parliamentary party bears the scars of misjudgments of leadership.

'There can be few colleagues on this side of the House I would contend who are truly enjoying being Members of Parliament at the moment. It is utterly depressing to be asked to defend the indefensible. Each time part of us withers.'

 

Boris Johnson vowed last night to lead the Tories into the next election as he arrived in India on a trade mission

Boris Johnson vowed last night to lead the Tories into the next election as he arrived in India on a trade mission

 

Mr Johnson used his trip to India to visit a factory owned by JCB - which is run by millionaire Tory donor Lord Bamford

Mr Johnson used his trip to India to visit a factory owned by JCB - which is run by millionaire Tory donor Lord Bamford

While the Prime Minister is 4,000 miles away on a two-day visit to India, opposition parties will attempt to launch an inquiry into whether he misled the Commons over raucous drinking events in Downing Street.

 

Boris Johnson

 

Boris Johnson

Mr Johnson went on to having a turban placed on his head at Gujarat Bio Technology University as he pressed the flesh in India

 

 

Labour had organised a vote due this afternoon on referring Mr Johnson to the privileges committee over allegations he misled the Commons over raucous drinking events in Downing Street.

It has powers to request private information and determine whether the PM was lying when he told MPs no rules were broken.

He was among dozens of people handed £50 fines last week after having been found by police to have broken lockdown laws.  

But late last night No10 launched a wrecking amendment, promising MPs a vote on an investigation but attempting to delay it until after the police probe has ended. 

While many Tory MPs have publicly backed Mr Johnson this week, reports suggested whips were worried that enough quiet critics on the backbenches could abstain in the main vote to allow it to pass.

The amendment was covered by a three-line whip, meaning Tories face disciplinary action if they refuse to back it. 

Has it succeeded in kicking the can down the road, it would also also rob Labour and the Liberal Democrats of ammunition before the local elections on May 5, when they were planning to highlight MPs' support for a lawbreaking Prime Minister.

However, it risked the Government having to hold a potentially difficult vote some weeks or months down the line when Mr Johnson may have received further fines and face more criticism over issues like the cost-of-living crisis. 

Opening today's Partygate debate in the Commons, Labour leader Keir Starmer attacked Tory loyalist who have defended the PM. He said: 'Many...dismiss its importance, they say there are worse crimes, he didn't rob a bank, he only broke the rules for 10 minutes, it was all a long time ago. Every time one of these arguments is trotted out the status of this House is eroded.' 

Mr Johnson last night mounted a bullish defence of his actions. Speaking to reporters on a flight to India, he said he would 'of course' lead the Tories into the next general election, expected in 2024. 

He also suggested voters now wanted politicians to focus on 'the issues that matter' such as the economy.'

Pressed on whether there were no circumstances under which he would consider resigning, Mr Johnson said: 'Not a lot that spring to mind at the moment.

'But if you want to sketch some out I'm sure you could entertain your viewers with some imaginary circumstances in which I might have to resign, but I don't propose to go into them, I can't think of them right now.

'What the people of this country want is for the Conservative Government to get on with the job, and in particular get on with attracting jobs to this country.' 

Cabinet minister Nadhim Zahawi said he expected Tory MPs to support the Government amendment to delay a decision on whether to launch a Privileges Committee inquiry into Boris Johnson's conduct.

The Education Secretary told Sky News that 'due process' had to be followed, allowing the police investigation to conclude and senior official Sue Gray's report to be released before MPs consider whether to refer Mr Johnson to the committee.

He said: 'If you want to play politics with this, the shenanigans that Labour are attempting today is the route. If you want to follow due process then you allow the police to do their investigation, you allow the Sue Gray report to be published and then the Privileges Committee can look at that.'

Mr Zahawi added: 'Most of my colleagues who are fair minded, who believe in due process, will vote for the amendment because it is the right thing to do.'

Mr Johnson's aides are braced for him to receive multiple fixed penalty notices, having already been handed one for the gathering for his 56th birthday.

He is thought to have been at six of the 12 events under investigation by Scotland Yard.

When MPs vote on Thursday, Conservatives will be urged to back the amendment to delay making a decision on whether to launch an inquiry until all other investigations finish. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (second left) in the House of Commons where he made a statement to MPs following the announcement that he is among the 50-plus people fined so far as part of the Metropolitan Police probe into Covid breaches in Government

 

Mr Johnson sought to justify the position, which comes after Tory MP Craig Whittaker called for him to refer himself to an investigation to end the saga. 

Asked why he will not submit himself to an inquiry if he has nothing to hide, Mr Johnson said: 'I think the best thing is if the investigation is concluded. 

'There's a police investigation that has not concluded. We have to wait for that and then for Sue Gray to have her final say.'

Pressed if he would back one after that point, he said: 'I think we need to wait and see where it gets.'

A Labour source said: 'Tory whips obviously knew that they couldn't vote this down.

'They clearly haven't learnt a thing from the mess they got into over Owen Paterson.

'Boris Johnson is trying to rig the rules to deflect from his own law breaking. Any Tory MP who votes for (the amendment) is voting for a cover up.'

Former Conservative minister Andrew Mitchell suggested on Wednesday evening that the PM could be referred to the Privileges Committee without a vote.

He told ITV's Peston programme: 'I don't think there will be a vote tomorrow. I think the House of Commons will agree to refer it to the Privileges Committee.

'I shan't be there - quite a lot of my colleagues are heading off either tonight or tomorrow morning to their constituency. We expect this matter to be referred to the Privileges Committee, and I think the Government will go along with it.

'After all, if you look down the years, references to the Privileges Committee have normally gone through on the nod.'

A Labour source claimed that any Conservative supporting the amendment would be 'voting for a cover up'. 

 

A Government spokeswoman said: 'The Government has tabled an amendment to Labour's motion which says that consideration of this matter should take place after the conclusion of the police investigation, and the publication of the Cabinet Office report, allowing MPs to have all the facts at their disposal.' 

Tories were facing pressure to back the opposition bid for a parliamentary investigation after Mr Johnson was fined by police over a birthday event in 2020.

The intervention came as it emerged he has told Tory MPs that an alleged party to celebrate the departure of Dominic Cummings was actually a 'council of war' to discuss his replacement.

An event in Mr Johnson's Downing St flat on November 13, 2020 - the day Mr Cummings quit after losing a power struggle with Mr Johnson's wife Carrie - is one of 12 under investigation.

Mrs Johnson is said to have held a 'victory party' to celebrate the chief aide's departure. 

Officials are reported to have told Miss Gray that music and dancing were heard from the Prime Minister's flat.

But Tory sources said Mr Johnson described the gathering as a 'work event' when answering questions from Tory MPs behind closed doors.

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Rules may be eased for Indian migrants to fill UK's IT job shortage 

Boris Johnson opened the door last night to easing immigration rules with India, saying that the UK is short of 'hundreds of thousands' of IT experts.

The Government is aiming to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) with India by the end of 2022 – and the PM signalled a relaxation of immigration rules could be part of it.

'We are aiming for an FTA by the end of the year,' Mr Johnson said. 'On immigration I've always been in favour of having people coming to this country.

'We have a massive shortage in the UK, not least in experts in IT and programmers. We need to have a professional approach but it has to be controlled.'

He made the comments as he flew to India, where he will today hail a new era in the UK and India's trade relationship.

He will confirm more than £1billion in new investments and export deals, creating 11,000 jobs across the UK.

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10738523/Boris-Johnson-orders-Tory-MPs-delay-new-Partygate-probe-police-inquiry-ends.html

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JCB marks 35 years in India by opening two new factories

 

 17 Nov 14 JCB has marked 35 years of manufacturing in India with the opening of two new factories in Jaipur.

 

It has invested £62m in the two factories, which represent JCB Group’s largest single construction project in its 69-year history. When fully operational they will employ more than 1,000 people.

The Indian market has this year declined by 20%, but JCB has invested in the new facilities in readiness for a return to growth driven by an increase in spending on infrastructure projects.

JCB chairman Lord Bamford was joined by Vasundhara Raje, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, at the official opening of the two new plants on a 115 acre site.

 

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It was Lord Bamford’s vision which led to JCB to begin manufacturing in India under a joint venture agreement in 1979 at a site in Ballabgarh, near Delhi, which is now JCB India’s headquarters.

 

 

India overtook the UK as JCB’s biggest single market in 2007 – a position it has maintained ever since. Since it was founded in 1945, JCB has manufactured more than one million machines and 200,000 of those have been made in India.

Lord Bamford said: “I could never have imagined when we first started out in business in India 35 years ago that we would have become as successful as we have. One of the keys to that success is to continually invest for growth and that is exactly what we have done with these two new factories in Jaipur. When the market returns to growth we will be very well placed to meet the increased demand.

“The growth of JCB India has been phenomenal and India has been our biggest market now for seven years now. With the support of the Rajasthan Government we can expand further in this wonderful country with the two new plants here in Jaipur.”

JCB now has five factories in India in addition to 12 in the UK and others in Brazil, China and the USA. JCB India is a leading manufacturer of construction equipment and its factory near Delhi produces backhoe loaders and engines.

Component manufacturing is already under way at one of the Jaipur plants and next year production will begin of telescopic handlers and skid steer loaders for the Indian market. The facility will also provide additional backhoe loader capacity from 2015.

 

https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/jcb-marks-35-years-in-india-by-opening-two-new-factories

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Boris Johnson bulldozes into new row: PM poses at JCB factory in India - owned by Tory donor Lord Bamford - just a DAY after the firm's machines were used to raze Muslim-owned shops in New Delhi

  • Boris Johnson poses at a JCB factory in Vadodara, Gujarat, during his India trip
  • Bulldozers were used to raze Muslim-owned shops in New Delhi just a day earlier
  • The PM promises to 'raise the difficult issues' in his talks with Narendra Modi

 

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10739365/Backlash-PM-poses-JCB-factory-India-amid-row-bulldozers-razing-Muslim-owned-shops.html

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