Dagenham’s Labour MP Jon Cruddas: “immigration has been used as an informal reserve army of cheap labour. People see this at their workplace, feel it in their pocket and see it in their community – and therefore perceive it as a critical component of their own relative impoverishment. Objectively, the social wage of many of my constituents is in decline. House prices rise inexorably, and public service improvements fail to match local population expansion. At work, their conditions, in real terms, are in decline through the unregulated use of cheap migrant labour.”
Karl Marx: “The main purpose of the bourgeois in relation to the worker is, of course, to have the commodity labour as cheaply as possible, which is only possible when the supply of this commodity is as large as possible in relation to the demand for it.” So it is no surprise that major US corporations spent $345 million lobbying for pro-immigration bills in just two years. And it is no surprise that the EU, the Employers’ Union, promotes the free movement of labour.
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