UKIP Manifesto – Right People, Right Times

I thought you might be interested in UKIP’s 2014 manifesto. It has 8 pages:- one is a picture of Nigel, two are pictures of other lovely people, one is a picture representing an  earthquake and the last page is a poster for your window telling canvassers from other parties to go back where they belong (below).

And there are 3 pages of words. If you want to read them, click the link below. Something about immigration and fewer UK visas.

Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers

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Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers

Its Official (Sort of): Labour to Scrap Net Immigration Targets

Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, told a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference that she would abandon the net migration targets set (and missed) by the present government. These targets have been much criticised by businesses,  universities and immigration lawyers.

She said Labour would set specific targets for different types of immigration- they will address UK student visas, Skilled Migrant Visas, Work Visas, and Family Visit Visas separately.

She said “We think immediately what should happen is that students… should be taken out of the net migration target straight away”.

She criticised the net migration calculation for its failure to distinguish between types of immigration which are significantly different.

This is a significant move in a climate of escalating anti-immigration rhetoric and in the months leading up to the next General Election. Labour will be concerned to prevent anti-immigration UKIP and others from presenting this position in a misleading way to the significant part of the electorate who appear to be primarily concerned about migrant inflow- so we can expect this statement to feed political debate over the coming days and weeks.

Labour will be expecting UKIP to seize on this statement its ongoing efforts to recruit “disaffected white working-class Labour voters” (where do they get the idea that politicians are so manipulative?).

Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers

Labour Supporters Want EU Referendum

A majority of labour supporters (who express a preference) support a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, says British Future survey. 45% expressed support whilst 36% are against it.

This will put even more pressure on Mliband in relation to Labour’s position on a referendum in the run up to next year’s general election.

46% of Labour supporters agreed that politicians who were opposed to such a referendum (the party’s stance) were against it because they believed it would result in changes they didn’t want to see.

Which makes you wonder about democracy.

Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers

Overseas Students Subtracted From Labour’s Maths

Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, speaking to a fringe meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Immigration that the government’s immigration policy has been distorted by its focus on net immigration targets and particularly criticises its impact on overseas student numbers.

Labour, she says can do better. They would impose a series of targets and controls distinguishing different types of immigrants and excluding students.

Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers

Video: UK Work Visas; UK Investment Visas; UK Investment Visas; Tier 1, 2 and 5 Visas

Added: New video- Getting UK Work, Business and Investment Visas

The Origin page is here.

Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers

Britain and France United Against Immigration

Britain will pay France £11.7million pounds over the next three years to assist with the cost of its extra Schengen Area border controls. The measure, which was jointly announced by Home Secretary Theresa May and French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve, is part of an effort to stem the flow of immigrants from Calais, across the English Channel contrary to British Immigration law.

The numbers of immigrants attempting this journey have increased in recent years as people flee humanitarian crises in the Middle East and Africa. Others travel in the hope that they make better lives for themselves and their families in the UK.

Well, not if Theresa May has her way.

Wikipedia:- The Schengen Area is the area comprising 26 European countries that have abolished passport and any other type of border control at their common borders, also referred to as internal borders. It mostly functions as a single country for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy. The Area is named after the Schengen Agreement. Countries in the Schengen Area have eliminated internal border controls with the other Schengen members, and strengthened external border controls with non-Schengen states. The Schengen area encourages the free movement of goods, information, money and people. (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area)

Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers

Video – Get UK Student Visa – UK Immigration Barrister

I have uploaded a video on UK Student Visa (how to get a tier 4 (General) UK student visa). You can view the origin page here.

Get UK Student Visa

Immigration Lawyer Jeremy Chipperfield, practising from the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, Chancery Lane, also writes at Immigration Barrister website iBarristersChambers