Boris Johnson could relax UK’s immigration rules on India to get trade deal
The Mirror says Boris Johnson has opened the door to an offer on immigration to secure a trade deal with India.
The Prime Minister hinted that the UK could make a visa offer as part of a future free trade agreement with Delhi.
Speaking to reporters as he jetted out to India, he said there was a “massive shortage” of skilled workers in fields like IT and programming in the UK.
“We are aiming for an FTA (free trade agreement) by the end of the year,” he said.
Asked if immigration could be part of the agreement, he said: “On immigration I’ve always been in favour of having people coming to this country.
“We have a massive shortage in the UK, not least in experts in IT and programmers. We’re short to the tune of hundreds of thousands in our economy.
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