Speaking on "Andrew Marr's Political Showcase For Andrew Marr" today she said ...
"Immigrants should not be able to take a skilled job in the UK unless it has been advertised to British workers" and went on to say "I'm proposing, for example, that it shouldn't be possible for somebody to come into this country to take a skilled job unless that job has been advertised to a British worker through Jobcentre Plus."
An interesting idea, which should work well at keeping out such people, since a brief tour of "Jobcentre Plus" shows more than 100 jobs available in Cardiff right now, but the teensy weensy problemette is that fifty of those are for the same five £6.50an hour cleaning jobs advertised by fifteen different "temping agencies". There is ONE "skilled manual" job for a "Testing Electrician", and that's yer lot.
... ordered an investigation into the impact of the arrival of families of immigrant workers.
Listen, bimbo. Save your pennies. If you don't like what the British National Party and the UK Independence Party are both telling you about that very subject, then why not finally listen to what the House of Commons Scrutiny Committee formed back in the late nineties told you after they finished their review ofthe imapct of your catastrophic - and illegal - "fast tracked visas".
But it gets better. Not interested in approaching the problem of the elephant in the room with the words "FREE ENTRY AND WORK FOR ANY EU PASSPORT HOLDER" tattooed on its arse, Smith insists that ...
... her latest action to do something about the 3.8 million people working in the UK last year who were not born here is to demand that any "skilled worker" coming here from outside the EU will need to have a masters degree and have earned a salary of at least £20,000 or local equivalent will make sure our points-based system(of opening the doors to all and sundry) is responding to the current economic circumstances.
But anyone who has any knowledge of the professional jobs sector knows this is just bollox. Pop over to jobserve and enter the single word "graduate" into their search engine and you will pull up six pages of jobs each paying over that to a rank amateur with the ink still wet on their "bachelor's degree in mickey mouse studies". Lots of those, like the jobcentre plus "jobs" are repeats put in by multiple agencies of course, but in a country where the National Minimum Wage is £5.76 that means the government's idea of a "professional skilled person" is one earning slightly less than twice what MUST be paid to a McJobber operating a "ground cow grilling machine".
And anyone, and i mean anyone who has ever seen a cv from the indian subcontinent knows every one is nothing but a long list of one "academic achievement" after another, followed by course after course after course. Not a moment's actual experience gained on the coalface in the white heat of dealing with a customer amongst the lot of 'em. Which is why I have spent half my professional career cleaning up the mess they have made.