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Some Conservative MPs are revolting

Some Conservative MPs are revolting

  • 30/04/2017
  • Answered by Red Square London’s Immigration Specialist, Oliver Westmoreland – Ответил наш Специалист по Иммиграционным Вопросам, Оливер Вестморлэнд
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IMMIGRATION BLOG

Some Conservative MPs are revolting

30 April 2017

It has emerged that some Conservative MPs are revolting. Not all of them, but some of them.students

This might come as a shock to some readers, but in fact it’s an old story that has been rumbling on for the last few years. Some Conservatives are of the opinion that students shouldn’t be included in the immigration statistics, whereas the Government thinks they should be. So some Conservatives are revolting against the Government’s opinion, and the media has suddenly noticed it again. There is a vote on the subject coming up in Parliament, and a few revolting Conservative MPs could wipe out the Government’s slim majority in the House of Commons.

This is, in our view, really a bit of a non-issue. It’s all very well manipulating statistics to make them look better, and you could take students out of the figures and they would look a bit nicer. But what would it really achieve? We live in a pretty much open democracy, and if the figures are manipulated then The People will know, because it’s splashed all over the media.

And, in any case, the reasons presented for taking students out of the figures are not thoroughly compelling. For example, former Minister for Small Business Anna Soubry says that international students are of “huge benefit” to this country. We certainly wouldn’t disagree with that, but what about Tier 1 Investors, Tier 1 Entrepreneurs and Tier 2 skilled workers? Presumably they are also of some benefit to the country, but they are most definitely included in the statistics.

We are not sure that this is a really important debate, although we suppose that those students who happen to be studying degree Master’s or PhD in international migration subjects might feel better when apply for their visas if they can be confident that they will not be included in the UK’s migration statistics, although perhaps they might take the opposite view, because of course academia necessarily follows different approaches.

The whole subject seems rather academic.

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