Tory leadership opponents Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have disclosed promises on immigration and education. The contestant Mr. Johnson has pledged to deliver an Australian-style points-based immigration system if he becomes Prime Minister. Foreign Secretary Mr. Hunt said he would call off the tuition fee debts of young entrepreneurs who start businesses and employ people.
After winning the contender will take over from Theresa May on 24th July. In the Conservative Party digital hustings, telecast in the Facebook page and on Twitter on Wednesday evening, Mr. Jhonson said he was “ open to talent, open to immigration ” but he said it “ should be controlled”.
He called for an Australian-style-points-based system, pondering factors along with whether an immigrant has a firm job offer before reaching and their ability to speak English.
Mr. Johnson said he would also prevent the ability to claim benefits urgently while someone reaches in the UK.
He said, “ we must be much more open to high-skilled immigration such as scientists, but we must also assure the public that, as we leave the EU, we have control over the number of unskilled immigrants coming into the country”.
He added this would put back public faith and democratic control in the immigration system while being “tougher on those who abuse our hospitality”.
The Immigration and Social Security Coordination Bill is recently at report stage and contains decides to end the existing automatic preference for EU citizens.
However, the bill does not settle what the new immigration system will look from 2021, and consultation for shaping this is not due to detail back to Parliament until the end of this year.