Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Stephen Metcalfe MP welcomes new immigration measures in Queen’s Speech

STEPHEN Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has welcomed the announcement of new measures to tackle immigration in the Queen’s Speech yesterday.

The new Immigration Bill brings forward measures to clamp down on those from overseas who abuse the system by stopping immigrants accessing public services which they are not entitled to, compelling landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants, and by legislating to ensure that the right to a family life is not abused.

Stephen Metcalfe commented: “We want this country to attract people who will add to our national life, but those who do not should be deterred. Of course there are extenuating circumstances to this but we must stop people who come here to abuse our benefits and welfare system when there are many UK citizens in need of assistance. This is simply not fair on tax payers and this Bill will be pivotal in restoring a sense of justice in the system.”

Amongst other measures announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday were the National Insurance Bill which aims to cut the cost of recruiting new employees for small businesses, the Care Bill which will cap the costs of care and extend the means test threshold for financial assistance, and measures to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Stephen added: “I welcome the Bills announced yesterday. They demonstrate that this Government is listening and that we are on the side of hard working people. I look forward to seeing the results of the new measures once they have been fully implemented.”


  1. But wheres our vote on EU Membership. We want one right now and its your job to tell Cameron “Thurrock wants a vote as well as the rest of the country.”

    Lets Leave Europe and deport 2 Million europeans.
    We ain’t got the housing for them anyway.

  2. Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted is the phrase that springs to mind every time a politician spouts off about immigration controls.

  3. Mandelson’s candid admission today that the Labour party were scouring the planet looking for immigrants to bring to this country sort of blows a gaping hole in the Labour party’s assertions that it was all just an accident. His acceptance that it totally screwed the poor, the working class and the low paid was rather refreshing I thought when compared to the garbage usually spouted by Labour.

    Imagine all those working class Labour voters nationwide who put pen to paper to vote Labour now knowing that the party they support sold out them and their children and knowingly condemned them to a life of poverty. Still they’ll all do it again so no harm done for Labour.

  4. Don’t you just love it when a politician says he’s listening? Listening maybe but doing something the people actually want? Forget it. As usual, they hope that, by making the right noises now, us gullible fools will vote them all back in at the next election. If you want a say on the EU, if you want to genuinely change the direction in which this country is going you have to vote UKIP. A vote for any of the other three major parties is a vote for more of the same and who on Earth want’s more of that?


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