You've said this -
Valotonin wrote:Corbyn's agenda for industry is fantastic, a society in which it is near impossible to be homeless or go hungry is wonderful. Unfortunately, this can only work for the existing populace. It will become a beacon to those seeking to come from overseas to exploit said system, these people exist and they exist in higher numbers than our country could ever deal with, they also give those who are genuinely seeking refuge or the chance to work a bad name by association. Socialism combined with relaxed policies on borders will spell the end of the dream. Money that exists for the disabled and those between jobs or who are struggling to find work will be gradually siphoned away until there is a system by which those that work are essentially the slaves of those who have come into the country for a free ride on the taxes of people they have no kinship with. Barely any of those Syrian "refugees" were ethnically Syrian, on camera constantly talking about how when they get to the UK or Germany (surely those fleeing a war would go to the first point of safety rather than crossing countless countries with no war to get to the one that suits them) that they will be "in the money" and not have to work again.
But we can't predict the future, so I can't help but feel, given below from https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/insights/migration-statistics-how-many-asylum-seekers-and-refugees-are-there-in-the-uk/
that you are hugely overstating your case.
Are Syrians counted as asylum seekers?
Syrian refugees are a special case within the statistics. Although many have applied for asylum through the UK’s in-country asylum process (919 in 2018), the majority of Syrian refugees in the UK have been resettled directly from abroad: specifically, from the countries surrounding Syria to which they had been displaced by the conflict.
From 2014 onwards, the UK began resettling Syrians under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS), with the aim of resettling 20,000 by 2020. The current number resettled in the UK is around 15,000.
Resettlement is a different process to asylum-seeking
Resettled people are granted refugee status or another form of humanitarian protection by the UK while abroad and then brought to live in the UK.
While in refugee camps, people’s refugee status is determined by officials from UNHCR and the UK Government then selects who will be offered resettlement in the UK.
Given the scale of the VPRS (and other resettlement schemes in place), resettled people made up just over one quarter (27%) of those granted asylum in the UK over the last five years (2014-2018).
How have application levels changed over time?
In 2018, at least 20,000 people were granted asylum in the UK, including resettled people. This is around half the number granted in 2001 – at least 48,000 –the year with the most grants in recent decades.
‘Asylum’ is used here in a broad sense and includes those granted refugee status, humanitarian protection, and discretionary leave to remain on humanitarian grounds.
The present number is boosted by around 5,000 per year under resettlement programmes, the largest among them via VPRS.
A lack of official data over time means there are conflicting accounts of the total number of people granted asylum in the UK prior to the 1980s. Various estimates suggest that the periods with the most asylum grants were when:
Around 80,000 Jewish refugees came to the UK between 1933 and 1939, equivalent to around 11,000 per year.
Around 27,000 Asian Ugandans were resettled to the UK in 1972 and 1073, or 13,500 per year.
Between 17,000 and 22,500 Vietnamese refugees were resettled to the UK between 1979 and 1992, or around 1,400 per year.
For context, although these numbers are not directly comparable to those above, an average of around 15,000 people have been granted asylum in the UK per year, over the last five years. This includes an average of around 4,300 Syrians per year.
Meanwhile a family from India who come here wanting to work for our NHS have a difficult time.
But how is this statement consistent with the borders being 'relaxed', which you claim in your next sentence?