Alex Massie

Billionaires for Immigration

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I guess Michael Bloomberg and Co aren't necessarily the most sympathetic folks out there. But here, via Dave Weigel, is what Rupert Murdoch has to say about immigration:

"We're just going to keep the pressure on the congressmen," Murdoch said. "I think we can show to the public the benefits of having migrants and the jobs that go with them."

Sure, he's talking about the United States but the gist of the argument is the same here. Perhaps he could have a word with the editor of the Sun?

Sure too, immigration is a non-runner given the current economic climate. But at some point we're going to need more workers. And they'll have to come from somewhere. Otherwise your kids and grandkids will be supporting so many pensioners they'll never be able to retire themselves.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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