Post-Brexit UK, Immigration Laws and economic Liberalism

These laws will discourage and stop the entry of low skilled persons in the UK

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Post-Brexit UK is different now than in the past because of new immigration laws. At the time of Brexit, there were many apprehensions, concerns, and predictions of experts, social scientists, public representatives, and researchers. Now it is the time to examine how much those assumptions are successful or not in the post-Brexit era. That is also the time to observe how much the UK government remains committed to the liberal economic values regarding immigrants and the economy, especially. In the past, as a key member of the European Union, the UK always backed up and promoted liberal values. It also played a very humanistic and pivotal role in the Syrian and Yemen refugee crisis. However, the post-Brexit political scenario seems more national interest-oriented.

U.K.’s Deviation from Economic Liberalism


The orientation may deviate the prolonged projector and defender of liberalism from the philosophy for national cause by putting aside humanistic cause. In the post-Brexit era, the UK government intends to formulate the new immigration rules. There will be specific newly defined criteria, and the immigrants must meet the new rules to qualify for a work visa with particular skills and English speaking ability. Applicants must have the job offer. Their minimum salary of the offer should be $25600, that is approximately $3308 salary. The requirements fluctuate from one category of the job to the next.

Employers have concerns over the newly-launched policy regarding immigration and low salary. Most of them slammed the policy of the British government that will not exert a chilling effect on the process of recruitment. There is still the difference of opinion over the policy. Some termed it good for the Kingdom’s interests. However, most of the people warned about the negative impacts of the policy on the overall reputation and economy of the country. Most economists say that Britain is facing poor productivity. While some economists opine that cheap foreign labor will exert a negative impact on the companies. The investors will avoid investing in the field of technology.

Discouraging Low Skilled Persons -the UK Immigration Policy


The home secretary, Priti Patel, expressed her views on the legal modifications in Immigration Laws by stating that “today is a historic moment for the whole country.” She further opines, “We’re ending free movement, taking back control of our borders and delivering on the people’s priorities by introducing a new U.K. points-based immigration system, which will bring overall migration numbers down.” Carolyn Fairbairn -the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry- states that “in some sectors, firms will be left wondering how they will recruit the people needed to run their businesses. With already low unemployment, firms in care, construction, hospitality, food, and drink could be most affected.” The government wants to force the investors to invest in to train the low skilled Britons. The policy, of course, will discourage low skilled persons from around the world and even not allow them to enter the UK on the work visa.

Driving Down Immigrants on legalities


It seems that the government desires to drive down the immigrants. That is the reason; legal complications will stop foreigners. So that the jobs could be given to Britons, but highly skilled foreigners will also be welcomed and entertained. That will be the best for the British economy in the opinion of many experts. The British government wants to put the number of its citizens in the economic mainstream. It has been revealed that more than 70% of European Union workers do not meet the new requirement of working in the kingdom. So, automatically, the overall numbers of immigrants will fall because of the new policy and rules.

Time to protect Internationalism


According to the sources, more than 8.45 million people are economically inactive in the UK. Their age is from 16 to 64. It seems that the UK government is seeking ways to make inactive citizens active from an economic perspective. However, the laws should not be strict. The kingdom should always play its positive role to welcome immigrants from around the world by following liberal values. This aspect will lead to the economic prosperity of the kingdom. All countries should support Globalization and global citizenship under the sway of economic liberalism, and they must discourage such immigration laws and other policies.

About Changezi Sandhu

Ali Changezi Sandhu is a columnist in leading English and Urdu national and international newspapers. His core areas are politics, human rights, ethics, philosophy, law, and society. He presents news analysis and opinion on current affairs. He is also a researcher in legal studies, and working on Human Rights as a young human rights activist. He holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in philosophy and is pursuing a higher degree in legal studies.

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