Conservative leader David Cameron has reached out to the Liberal Democrats in an effort to form a government – after yesterday’s UK general election resulted in the first hung parliament since 1974.
With most seats declared in the UK General Election, it looks certain that the leading party, David Cameron’s Conservatives, will not win enough seats to gain an overall majority and form a government.
Gene Alcantara, Independent Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, believes there is a real business case for a form of amnesty or regularisation programme for the estimated 750,000 illegal immigrants currently in the UK.
Although some of the polls are predicting an outright overall majority, when the British people cast their vote on 6 May, it is probably David Cameron’s Conservative party which will form the next Government. So what can we expect from David Cameron on immigration?
Immigration continues to play a key role in the UK election debate as the main parties try to ‘out tough’ each other to win votes. But many of the services which we take for granted would grind to a halt without migrant workers.
The Times reports the economic hot topics in the general election have been the budget deficit and immigration. What are the economics of immigration? Britain has large inflows and outflows of people each year, and inflows have exceeded those leaving for some time. Thus the population is rising, with net immigration, rather than births and deaths, being the reason. This looks set to continue.
Filipina student, who came to the UK on a student visa, successfully obtains a 5 year Tier 2 working visa, which includes her husband as her dependant.