In response to Kathy Gyngell: Don’t mention the i-word;
It’s simple. Importing lots and lots of cheap labour increases supply and contains upward pressures on wage growth. If you thought you were going to earn a decent wage and have a small home and family you are in the front line of this if you’re not one of the middle or upper class. It applies to if you were going to set up a small business, in a ‘trade’ or employed. People may not be economists but they experience economics. Add in the obvious, that all these new workers bring their families, and one can see with one’s own eyes the pressure on services and housing.
No wonder people despair of the ‘respectable’ politicians and media who seek to deny these simple truths.
I suppose it’s the nature of politics and politicians. And the nature of this ‘beauty contest’ for someone to take charge of a party in crisis and a country that’s desperate for clear and decisive and brave leadership. In terms of candidacy, Boris and all the other uninspiring contenders have to appeal to the widest audience possible and I would think they’re under strict instructions to avoid any words or subjects that might appear on our leftie MSM’s racist bingo card.