Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Corbyn parrots Farage

Jeremy Corbyn told delegates to the Scottish Labour Party conference in Dundee that the UK could not “be held back inside or outside the EU from taking the steps we need to develop and invest in cutting edge industries and local business to stop the tide of privatisation and outsourcing, or from preventing employers being able to import cheap agency labour to undercut existing pay and conditions in the name of free market orthodoxy.”

Speaking at the Scottish Parliament's  Economy, Jobs and Fair Work committee, Glasgow University principal Anton Muscatelli said it was wrong to suggest there was an impact.

Professor Muscatelli explained this simply wasn’t backed up by the research: “There’s absolutely no evidence and to suggest that there is an impact frankly flies in the face of the evidence."

Former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Sir Harry Burns said immigration was necessary: “Some time in the next decade there will be more deaths in Scotland than births. Therefore, the demographics will become much more difficult. So far, immigration – particularly from the EU – has been an important source of young talent.”

 Edinburgh's Labour MP Ian Murray said: “the only person smiling after that passage in Jeremy’s speech would have been Nigel Farage”.

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