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Britain does not want Indians but India does

January 3, 2007

The new Immigration laws (HSMP) in Britain are making it tough for those from non-EU countries to stay on in Britain. Indians who are already in Britain are making a big deal of it and accusing Britain of ‘Racism.’ Give me a break. This isn’t racism, but just politics and common sense. What is Britain to do with the flood of European immigrants who will rush to enter Britain because their countries are now part of the EU? Britain has no choice but to restrict entry to those coming from the non-EU countries.
I just cannot see the point of the Indians going to court on this issue.
India has plenty of jobs
I feel that the Indians who cannot stay on should quietly come back to India. Our economy is opening up and everyone knows that there is a terrible shortage of skilled labour here. The outsourcing industry is just one example. If we don’t make good, Eastern Europe and China will beat us to the business from multinational companies based in developed countries.
This labour shortage will affect the growth of Indian industry in other ways too as there is a shortage of adequately trained engineers in the country. There is an acute shortage of skilled and executive manpower in industries like Retail and Automotive as well.
India needs doctors desperately
There is also a severe severe shortage of doctors in India. According to WHO, India has only half a doctor (.60) per thousand people! We are in the same situation as Sri Lanka (.55) and only slightly better than Thailand (.37). We are far behind Switzerland (3.6). And guess what? China, our nearest competitor, is way ahead – at 1.06.
By the way – the UK has 2.30 doctors per thousand people. It can do without Indian docs.
All this is depressing from our country’s point of view because India is in the midst of an HIV epidemic and diseases like Polio and TB have not been eradicated. We are also trying hard to cope with the rising rates of heart disease and diabetes.
Rural India is in bad shape
In rural India only 6.3% of the posts for doctors may be vacant on paper, but nearly 67% of doctors who are enrolled remain absent from duty! It is quite clear that they are busy making money in cities…or perhaps they are busy trying to get into Britain!
Things are so bad in fact that the government has considered starting a brand new three-year course in health sciences to meet his shortage. This ‘new’ proposed para-medic course is to train people in subjects ranging from human anatomy and physiology to clinical diagnosis, obstetrics and industrial accident treatments. I have my reservations about this proposed quack course.

That is why I believe that Britain’s new Immigration law is not such a bad thing. But I guess everyone has the right to immigrate…but only if the host country wants them. Otherwise, forget about it.

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  1. January 4, 2007 2:51 am

    I do agree that “everyone has the right to immigrate…but only if the host country wants them”. But if India so desperately needs labour, then first of all it should stop its insane “caste-favouring” policies of reservation!!! It’s because of helplessness and injustice that real achievers and capable people leave India in the first place. India can’t just go on complaining about brain-drain and yet go on lowering standards for certain castes. Its infuriating! India cannot progress as long as it maintains its dumb and unjust reservation policies.

  2. January 4, 2007 10:50 am

    Hey there…I agree that Britain has every right to protect the interests of its natives…in fact, every country does…don’t we Indians complain when Bangladeshis and pple from outside infiltrate our country?? what works for us must work for them too…but yeah, pple go abroad for better opportunites that may not always be present in India…so, they can’t always come back here…guess, may be they must go elsewhere, if not India…after all Britain is definitely not the last developed country on Earth.

    • November 15, 2012 10:32 am

      Maybe if Britain pays economic reparations to India for 300 years of plunder will Indians consider moving back to India?

  3. vijay permalink
    January 5, 2007 10:46 pm

    This doctors are not saints, they have gone west to make big bucks. If they come to india they will help current money minded medical industry be some more.

    Just because west dosent want them they feel indian now.

  4. mydigest permalink
    January 6, 2007 11:24 pm

    I am one of those who took satisfaction in the idea that England (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland can do what they like, I am English) was becoming a rainbow nation. Now I see that Enoch Powell was not a racist but, rather, was correct.

    We all know the particular theists (no names, too dangerous for the ordinary person now) that cause the big problem, but even Hindu people have shocked us with their different attitude -women treated as disposable dowry cows to be murdered in the kitchen, doused in cooking oil and set alight.

    The West (also known as the Progressive World) was created by the Judaeo-Protestant-Humanist culture (as distinct from the lazy, non-innovative manana culture in countries ruled by the corrupt Church of Rome, or the Eastern Orthodox Christian culture).

    Fortunately, China has taken the modern route and, in a few more years, will be an example to the world. Meantime, England would be better off if we managed without incomers and find a way to encourage them to return to their roots.

    Cy Quick at mydigest.wordpress.com

    • November 15, 2012 10:38 am

      Excuse me but dowry problems occur in certain pockets of the country and not the entire sub continent! Your argument has absolutely no logic whatsoever and please, for Gods sake get over your white self; “Judeo – Protestant Humanist culture”? Please that is the biggest joke if I ever heard one. The United States is perhaps the most protestant christian nation in the world and for a long time, especially in the southern states, they had race based churches i.e. one for the Blacks and the other for the whites, where is the humanity in that? You comment on dowry and widow burning while at the same time, enslaved, burned, mutilated and lynched Negro’s throughout your humanistic white protestant history! Well done! Please burden yourself white man and enlighten us lol!

  5. January 10, 2007 3:07 pm

    If not Britain ,they will go to America .. That is what will happen . I dont think , atleast 10% of them will come back to India ..

    But i dont think UK govt decision of implementing the law is not so fair .. It can better reduce the number of people coming from India for education and for Jobs

    • November 15, 2012 10:40 am

      Indians do not have to go anywhere! The British came to India without our permission and stole all our possessions and took it back with them and got fat on the blood and sweat of the Brown women and men. Indians have migrated legally, i.e. permission from the British government to reside in their country. Indians should migrate more and more and push them out into the ocean :P

  6. September 21, 2007 3:16 pm

    Indian population was 20 times bigger than UK…
    that too, Indians in UK would be less than 3%.
    More than 75% of those Indians take up day to day job.
    I dont think their return would help India. They can help India only by foreign transaction.

    Another news from UK, Scotland seems to get split from UK..
    soon, they might be directly under EU. (Divide and Rule.. still wins)

  7. wishtobeanonymous permalink
    September 21, 2007 7:46 pm

    I think its a very good thing that Britain did that – hopefully it will be good for India. Most people who get out of India are not very highly skilled for that matter though I do not have proof for that. Many Indian immigrants in the US are those who wrote their GRE and studied Masters in the US and went on to live in the US. The media or the government in India should not advertise about educational or job opportunities abroad as much. That gives sanction to many people to jump out of the country. The media should focus on the educational and job opportunities in India. There are so many villages to develop and hospitals to build in India. Opportunities for entrepreneurship are numerous when you think about it. Our educational system should get creative and be standardized throughout the country.

  8. September 21, 2007 9:55 pm

    Today I got two comments on this post and then I realised that I had not answered anyone’s comments! Just sort of missed them all! Must have been busy all those days!
    Well, better late than never and want to thank all those who came here to comment.
    Pandian, foreign transactions as you put it certainly would help…but there are some skills that India needs. These would certainly help the country a lot. I agree not everyone would find good jobs here.
    wishtobeanon, I agree. Some sort of campaign must by carried out to convince indians to return.

  9. vasudev permalink
    February 19, 2009 10:47 am

    what would indians in india do if and when all those who crossed the seven seas in search of greener pastures return? why should those who stuck to india during her weaker days, accept those who deserted her for selfish reasons?

  10. hnicky permalink
    April 26, 2009 11:15 pm

    first of all – britian should be ashamed of what they did to india and the least they can do for us is let us live in their country. if not they should respectfully return the dimond they stole from india which the queen so pridefully wears in her crown.. how much class do they have is reflected in their fucking attitudes.

  11. Abdullah K. permalink
    August 2, 2009 11:31 pm

    I think Indian professionals who migrate abroad do better for India than they would staying in India. Apart from making a name for Indians around the world, these professionals also help India by monetary remittances which form a larger chunk of our GDP than the agriculture sector. They also fund Indian industries and educational institutions, as a way of ‘paying back’ to their country or alma-maters.

    If they stayed back in India, they’d have been stuck in a life of nothing – mired in corruption, dead end jobs and pretentious idealisation of a frugal life.

  12. baron de friesland permalink
    July 19, 2011 1:21 am

    immigration is out of control in the uk. the previous goverment under labour had a open door
    policy where they let in as many imimgrants as they couled thus puting emense strain on public services and housing. so they can get the vote. conservatives votes dont come from
    foreinge people but labour depends on them for a vote in parliment. indians are not the problem in england as such. more due to eastern europe joining the eu and being allowed to move anywhere in europe to live has caused the problem. when you have nearly 2 to 3 million polish in england by 2004 and romanian. this is where the problem lies. yes we have africans but more are from eastern europe gloging up the services and sending all there money back to there mother land. in 2008– 9 the bank of england run out of £50.00 pound notes and had to print more because the money was going back to poland and east europe
    thus making there countrys wealthy. they live 10 to a house all huddled round a fire and as one gets out of bed the other gets in cheap as chips living. how can the uk compete for housing when us brits need a extra 5. million houses to be built but where we havent got the land to do so plus the laws on green belt protected land you cant build only for crops. a thousands years of royal history stops building. the uk is sinking fast the sun gone down on the british empire and if i couled leave as a english man i wouled.

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