Immigrants to Britain must follow the UK's values, Sajid Javid demands

Mail Online | 10/2/2018 | Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
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Immigrants to Britain must understand the UK's values and in future will have to pass a new citizenship test, Sajid Javid announced today.

The Home Secretary said the current Life in the UK test was useful for a pub quiz but did little to help people integrate into British society.

Mr - Javid - Tory - Activists - Birmingham

Mr Javid told Tory activists in Birmingham new arrivals needed to understand Britain was a 'liberal, democratic' country. He said an important part of the new test would be tougher exams of speaking English.

But the Home Secretary was left addressing a half empty Symphony Hall in Birmingham as hundreds of party activists flocked to hear Boris Johnson on the conference fringes instead.

Home - Secretary - Backlash - Businesses - Plans

It comes as the Home Secretary faces a backlash from businesses after unveiling plans to end EU free movement after Brexit.

Mr Javid also used his speech to the Conservative conference to unveil the Government's new immigration policies, which say in future EU citizens will not be treated differently to people elsewhere in the world.

Overhaul - System - Foreigners - Workers - Threshold

He has unveiled a major overhaul of the system which will see foreigners have to prove they are skilled workers earning above a certain threshold in order to be allowed to live in the UK.

The immigration system unveiled today will be put in place from January 2021, after the UK's transition out of the EU is complete.

Migrants - Work - Visas - Way - Rest

European migrants will have to apply for work visas in the same way as those from the rest of the world.

Tourists would remain free to travel to the UK, and business travellers on short trips are expected to face a light-touch regime.

EU - Citizens - UK - Rights

The three million EU citizens already living in the UK will have full rights to stay.

Ministers will now work with business to establish the level of immigration needed by the economy.

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But visa applicants will be required to...
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