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Tweets to Jonathan Portes
Professor of Economics, King's College London; Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe. Personal views only; usual disclaimers apply.
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Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:05 am
@virgehall overall balance is clear - migrants contribution +ve short & longterm. Of course lots of variance in both migrants/natives
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm
@jdportes @virgehall Exact opposite suggested by UCL study which put non EEA migration as net treasury cost (£100+ bn over 15 years).
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm
@jdportes @virgehall This was case with very favourable assumption, for instance that public good costs borne by incumbents not newcomers.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm
@_coltseavers @virgehall https://t.co/1xabm0SZCt & https://t.co/llgQxtORSP
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm
@jdportes @virgehall Yes it doesn't really address that on balance immigration has been a net treasury cost post 1997.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm
@_coltseavers @virgehall If you want lower migration, fine: just accept it means higher taxes/worse public services.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 1:29 pm
@jdportes @virgehall UCL study (cited in article) has demostrated that migration has been a net treasury cost yet you assert the opposite.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm
@_coltseavers @virgehall I don't "assert". Both OBR & NIESR analyses show longterm fiscal implications. You don't like them. OK.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 9:56 pm
.@jdportes: @virgehall can't even answer simple questions about her idol Trump. She's way out of her league. #Breitbart
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