Leave us alone!

Ian Duncan Smith calculating a new income threshold for EU migrants

Ian Duncan Smith calculating a new income threshold for EU migrants

Here we go again, but this time it is not Theresa May’s creative policy making team to come up with yet another ‘solution’ to the hordes of EU barbarians invading the verdant pastures of England*, it is Ian Duncan Smith and his team that cornered by the ongoing failure of the flagship Universal Credit system, engage in a rather desperate attempt to divert attention from what it is almost universally seen as a poor ministerial performance, even according to Conservative party colleagues.  So the new idea is: IDS decided that from March all EU migrants (including myself) will have to reach an arbitrary income threshold in order to qualify for “worker” status.

Boosting anxiety in the electorate with the election just one year away has become the Conservative Party main preoccupation, and a sign the electoral machine is already in full swing and overriding other policy priorities.

*And no, it doesn’t matter that the invasion didn’t actually happen as the government had forecast and yes, verdant pastures of England only, no one in Westminster seems to care much for the ungrateful Scots daring to consider to leave such a lovely Kingdom.

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