New immigration law designed to weed out people who fraudulently
came to Britain on business visas.
tighten immigration policy make life tougher for foreign businessmen,
but not sportsmen, entertainers and artists
Southall , UK, Oct. 18, 2008
On Sarurday, Britain's new immigration minister, Phil
Woolas said that we are imposing tougher restrictions on immigration
as the global financial crisis lifts unemployment to the highest
rate in nearly a decade. This Government isn't going to allow the
population to go up to 70 million.
Border guards will be tougher on foreign businessmen
who want to invest in Britain. The entertainers, sportsmen and artists
will be waved through, under new Rule.
Under the strict new rules, anyone wanting to come
to the UK for business reason for up to six months must be finger-printed
when they apply for a dedicated new business visa. The officials
insisted that its new controls were designed to weed out people
who fraudulently came to Britain on business visas.
A member of the Commons' Home Affairs select committee,Tory
MP David Davies said, "The Government needs to explain why
they are more stringent on business people than on footballers and
The CBI Director of Employment Policy, Katja Hall said: “The
CBI broadly supports the government approach. It’s important
that the government knows who is in the country and what they’re
doing here, and the new business visitors system balances the needs
of business against other considerations such as security and social
NRI Dalbir Sagoo, rich businessman in London said
the Strict New Rules by the British government on people coming
to the UK on business visas could damage the economy. The country
is already in danger of a recession.
Keith Vaz, Chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select committee,
expressed shock at the comment and said, "I would be astonished
at Labour Immigration Minister in effect changing the policy. His
predecessor and the Home Secretary have made it very clear they
do not support a quota."
According to AFP, Britain's population grew by about
3.4 percent to almost 61 million people between 2001 and 2007 fuelled
by expansion of the European Union, according to latest figures
from the Office for National Statistics.
Conservative Party's representative said, "We
have been calling for immigration limits for years now but the government
have repeatedly poured scorn on this. What will be limit on non-EU
immigration, transitional controls on future EU immigration?
There has to be a balance between the number of people
coming in and the number of people leaving," he said.
The net migration, gap between those entering and those leaving
the country, will run at more than 200,000 a year until 2012 and
would result in about 70 per cent growth in population over the
next 25 years.