Today’s story in the Scotsman, as well as, following Scottish Exile makes me ask myself is the new immigration policy for the U.K. (really England) back door racism.
Money has always played a part in our immigration policy for non-Eu citizens for years but now the new £30,000 skills based policy appears to be stopping Scots from returning home with their families.
I have a fair bit of experience with the Home Office and I can tell you that even 15 years ago that was garbage so I can’t imagine what people are going through now. The average wage in Scotland is a paltry £24,000 so below the threshold, years ago the threshold was still around £20,000 if I remember correctly.
The U.K. Government have even admitted that nationality is no longer important
So actually being Scottish makes no difference now, that can’t be right but then we know how much regard us Scots get in the United Kingdom. The Scottish Government have said
Reading the Exile Scot blog I have to ask myself how much the Scottish Government are doing for those with health problems but married to Scots, is our policy that we only fight for healthy people who can work, that doesn’t sit well with me at all. If a person is married to a Scot, that’s enough and they should have the right to remain, or return, and receive the same care. The Scotland I want is a compassionate one, not one based on money.
So I have to ask myself, is U.K. immigration policy back door racism, maybe even against Scots? That thought definitely both disgusts and frightens me, it’s more reminiscent of the history of the Nazi Party I was taught in school than what I hoped this country stood for. Maybe we should all be concerned.