You know, people moan about immigrants but really they're a really good indicator of economic success.
Immagration is up from Eastern European countries. This tells us that firstly we have high demand from employees, suggesting that our economy is doing well, meaning that more jobs will be created. It's a snowball effect until you get another crash, which isn't far off...
So, be happy. High immagration tells us that the economies doing well or at least better than most of the European Union because business is growing and when business grows so does employment, hence why you get high immigration.
However, immagration can be a bad thing and I hate to say it but Nigel Farage does have a point.
When the Black Death took hold, there was a general lack of peasants and so the cost of paying peasants went up.
The opposite can happen- you get high numbers of unemployed people-oversupply.
So, get lower wages. It's just like a commodity. Oversupply and low demand lead to low cost, whilst under supply and high demand lead to high cost.
But, this doesn't really apply to the UK because there is relatively high demand for employees. So, there is no oversupply but it may be having a small, minute effect, perhaps explaining relatively low wage growth.
But, overall immigration is a very good thing. It brings new ideas and skills and is an excellent indicator of a healthy economy.
So, embrace immagration- it's good for you. It'll make you more worldly and less inward looking, which is a bad thing.
Look at China. It was the worlds superpower before the 1600's. It lost ground because, like Japan, it closed it's doors to the open world. This caused it to lag behind but now it has reopened those creaky doors and is taking back it's historically dominant position.