Immigration costs jobs

The UK admits the ugly truth:

The UK’s official statistician weighed into the debate about foreign workers yesterday by highlighting the growing numbers of immigrants getting jobs while the British workforce declines. On the day that figures showed the number of people unemployed at a 12-year high, the Office for National Statistics chose to reveal that the number of foreign workers increased by 175,000 to 2.4 million last year while the number of British workers fell by 234,000 to 27 million.

I find it amusing that supposedly the story is how the statistical office “chose to reveal” the facts at an inopportune time… like when it might actually tell people what they already know is happening. Mindless “immigration = economic growth” people should stop and think about the matter for five seconds; if mere numbers are the primary determinant of economic growth, then China and India should have been the wealthiest nations in the world for some time now.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that international free trade, open immigration, and multiculturalism do not deliver the supposed benefits that justified their embrace. They have, instead, contributed to the ongoing contraction.