Scottish Home Secretary Speech

6 Oct

So who would be up in arms over this sort of a speech?

Auld Acquaintance

Today, I am announcing that from December, landlords that knowingly rent out property to people who have no right to be here will be committing a criminal offence. They could go to prison.

Furthermore, from December, immigration checks will be a mandatory requirement for those wanting to get a licence to drive a taxi.

And from next autumn, banks will have to do regular checks to ensure they are not providing essential banking services to illegal migrants.

Money drives behaviour, and cutting off its supply will have an impact.

However, the difference between those arriving and those leaving is still too substantial.

I believe immigration has brought many benefits to the nation. It has enhanced our economy, our society and our culture.

This is why I want to reduce net migration while continuing to ensure we attract the brightest and the best.

Because it’s only by reducing the numbers back…

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