Scotland: UK immigration proposals is insult. We want Scottish visaChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 19, 2020
Sottish Migration Minister Ben Macpherson said: 'The UK Government’s immigration proposals are an insult to Scotland they completely disregard the needs of our employers, our public services and our communities.'
Living in Scotland Migration Minister Ben Macpherson
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“Telling employers that they will just need to adjust will be deeply concerning to our agriculture sector; to our care sector; and to our transport sector. We need an evidence based approach to immigration policy which reflects the needs of our economy and has been developed through engagement with employers and communities.
“The Scottish Government put forward a clear, workable proposal of devolving immigration powers by introducing a Scottish Visa, which would allow Scotland to attract and retain people with the skills and attributes we need for our communities and economy to flourish.
“Our proposals have widespread support across the business and third sector communities in Scotland, and it is time the UK Government listened to those voices, instead of ploughing ahead with their deeply damaging proposals which will devastate the Scottish economy and our future prosperity.” ■