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REFUGEES WELCOME

By Pete Moore On January 19th, 2021

The UK will introduce a new visa at the end of January that will give 5.4 million Hong Kong residents – a staggering 70% of the territory’s population – the right to come and live in the UK, and eventually become citizens.

It is making this “generous” offer to residents of its former colony because it believes China is undermining Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms […]

In the end, Britain estimates that about 300,000 will take up the visa offer over the next five years.

I am genuinely gobsmacked that the Tories have actually delivered. I had assumed that their lust for Chinese money would win out over doing the right thing. I’m not sure that UK.gov is the best forecaster of how many will come here. I remember when 300,000 Eastern Europeans were predicted to move here. Many millions later …

There’s no point in allowing dynamic and entrepreneurial Hong Kongers to come here only to tie them up in rules. Their culture is one of economic liberty. That’s how they wrote the greatest economic success story of the 20th-Century. The Tories must be radical and let them build a charter city. Allow them to build Hong Kong 2.0.

One Response to “REFUGEES WELCOME”

  1. and the UK would benefit from them, they are not ME rapists.