I like haggis wrote:The economic policy we've experienced since Osbourne took over the exchequer in which all public sector spending has been cut leading to stretched services not getting the funding they need to provide an efficient service.bimboman wrote:If it's a net figure I'd like to think it's post benefits so as to make it "net"
Again, immigration makes a net contribution of 4 billion pounds to the UK economy. That's far more than they receive back in benefits so our generosity does not extend to these migrants. Thank you for agreeing that I am correct about austerity. We are stretched purely because of austerity not building schools, hospitals etc that migrants could help fund with their 4 billion pound contribution (profit as you described it) to our economy but they are not responsible for the decision as to where their taxes are spent. The government decides that, don't blame immigrants for government economic policy cutting public service budgets
As for the rest of the paragraph. . What austerity ? Does migration bring 4 billion in one hit ? Annually? Do you realise 4 bln is a f ucking rounding error currently?
Obviously the contributions in tax that people make aren't an annual hit. I'm unsure what you mean by rounding error but you or anyone else would be very hard pressed to find any statistical evidence that immigrants are a drain on public spending because it doesn't exist as immigration is a positive for the UK economy.
austerity as an economic policy..... An increase in spending annually isn't austerity.
And you're claiming 4 bln in total ? And think that's relevant in any way to tax receipts ? It's not even 1% of 1 years tax take. An irrelevance .