Immigrants being made to feel like they are not a part of a country they have lived in for as long as they can remember. John Rees-Evans, an anti-immigrant leadership candidate for a far-right party, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has proposed a radical plan to get rid of the “unnecessary population” in the UK. Rees-Evans is planning on “incentivising” some migrants, which includes migrants from India, to return to their country of origin.
John Rees-Evans has made a specific reference to Tanzanians and Indians with reference to a “fast track export-import scheme”. This scheme offers an amount of £9000 to coax certain commonwealth migrants to leave UK.
“It’s not going to be draconian. It’s not going to be fascist. I’m not interested in using eugenics or any evil things like that, and yet I would be pushing for negative net migration towards one million a year,” Rees-Evans said in a speech filmed during a meeting in Manchester earlier in a month.
The current foreign budget in the UK is more than £13 million and Rees-Evans suggested that it should be cut down to £1 billion. Out of which the £12.3 billion should be spent on incentivising British citizens with dual citizenship to leave the country. He mainly aimed at the British Indians and British Tanzanians, who he believes can set up their own businesses. Rees-Evans specifically gave the example of Indian immigrants who can be offered such an option, although India does not offer the option of dual nationality to its citizens.
After the backlash Rees-Evans faced regarding this proposal, he defended himself on Facebook claiming that the fee would incentivise people to set up businesses abroad. He claimed: “I am being accused of wanting to send people of a particular country, or countries, abroad. This is absolutely not the case.”
Rees-Evans’ plan is rock solid in not letting immigrants enter the country and creating more jobs for the citizens of the United Kingdom. He claims that “The net effect would be a reduction in Britain’s population of up to several hundreds of thousands of people annually, as well as forging prolific and valuable import-free trading relationships that will create jobs in the exporting country while reducing the cost of living to British residents.”
The UK citizens who decide to move back to Britain within 7 years of implementation of this scheme, they will have to repay the “financial awards”. Rees-Evans’ rivals have condemned this scheme and have called it “utterly and entirely wrong.”