reohn2 wrote:mercalia wrote:its not only wages but housing? 2M+ from the EU means a lot of housing taken by them. I see them every where in London. If successive govts wont solve the only real problem that concerns many in the UK then so be it
If there are foreigners working in the country,there must be work for them here.
By that reckoning immigrants are needed to fulfill the jobs UK workers can't,whatever the reason.
The fact that there aren't enough houses isn't the foreigners fault it's ours for not building them.
X number of jobs,need X number of people,therefore need X number of houses.
That's a simple equation,don't blame the foreigners for it.
I see housing problems as the failure of our UK politicians. We've (they've) been aware of the needs for many years yet they have repeatedly failed to do anything significant. We know what is needed, we have the technology, we have the materials, ok, we are short of people to do the work (maybe some other EU countries might have appropriate skilled people ?), we have the money (if we can spend all the billions on HS2 to benefit a very limited few, far better to spend on housing benefiting many and those in need), it would even generate nice profits for Conservative Party donors.
So I see it as a Westminster politician problem/failing not an immigration problem.
I also see the drive for ever greater home ownership as a hindrance. What I think is needed as a highest priority is for decent standard housing in sensible places for everybody. I can't see that e.g. selling off Council houses has helped atall (I suspect it has made things worse).