IWA GB Conference

On Saturday 30th January Virendra Sharma MP delivered the keynote address to a conference convened to discuss the British Visa and Immigration scheme.

Ever since 2010 the most vulnerable, and those looking to work hard and join their families have been vilified by the out of touch government we currently have. The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has cut the number of legitimate migrants allowed in order to appear tough on immigration. No one comes to Britain to live a life on benefits. Migrating to Britain isn’t the easy route, but it was the right route for me and thousands of others.”

Virendra Sharma MP


The conference, organised by the Indian Workers Association (IWA) GB, discussed a wide range of issues affecting those with families abroad, or wishing to come to the UK. The issue of how far the cost of Visas has risen in such a short time was raised, while the organisation planned how best to garner support for their forthcoming petition against further fee increases. Nothing got the group more excited though, than the discussion about how the UK and India relationship has developed and how rapidly it is changing now.

 If this government continues to introduce further discriminatory systems it will see how it’s policies are not just hurting migrants but Britain. In my own local area, the NHS trust had a nursing shortfall of 30%. We need more nurses from abroad not fewer.”

Virendra Sharma MP


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