Originally Posted by aliferste
The illegal Migrants are the Australians working all over the UK ......they are the ones you should be annoyed at. They are here to take money back home!
They are not illegal - they are legal and need a work permit, either automatically granted for the first 24 months or an extension applied for with valid reason.
They are not the only economic migrants, the US and Japanese financial service firms often have very senior ex-pat staff, without migrating these staff, these companies would not have the confidence to set up in this country and employ more local staff.
While they are here they spend a good proportion of their income on housing, food, entertainments and the arts, travel, clothes, a proportion may be exported, but this actually helps the countries balance of payments as we are a net importer of goods.
I'm starting to wonder what I pay my taxes for. Everytime I need this government to do something for me I seem to need to pay an additional service fee. My wifes passport will need a new permanent leave to remain sticker in it next year and now the government is proposing I find ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£500 for this. Where from? Do we not eat for a month?