Thousands of Indian workers will be allowed into Britain under a new European Union trade deal that threatens to overturn the Coalition's pledge severely to limit immigration.All of which leaves the Tories in a bit of a bind, but then it's only to be expected when the real Government lies elsewhere but you have to pretend all the time that it doesn't.
A planned "free trade agreement" with India, to be signed this December, will give skilled Indian IT workers, engineers and managers easy passage into Europe in return for European companies gaining access to India's huge domestic market.
Many Conservative politicians fear the trade deal will undercut the wages of British managers and make a nonsense of a promise to cap immigration from non-EU countries.
The UK will be bound by any final EU agreement...
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Tory Non-EU Immigration Cap Under Threat
From guess who?