Oi, Britain, you got a problem with us or wot mate? Our “special relationship” with the motherland is about to take a serious dive, with a new report saying that the UK‘s “discriminatory” immigration policies have seriously fkd things up for Australians wanting to work over there (so everyone).
Basically, back in 2011, the UK introduced new policies that clamped down on immigrants entering the UK from any nation not inside the European Union.
“The UK’s visa changes are making this country a less welcoming destination for Australians.”
“This potentially harms the UK’s image and reputation in Australia, and might even in the long term undermine the unique Australia-UK bond.”
There’s been a 50% drop in Aussie migration between 1999 and 2011, and another 14% drop since then. And unlike for other nationalities, the UK demands that Australians hired by UK businesses must return to Australia to either obtain or switch visas, because THAT isn’t a giant pain-in-the-ass. Dicks.
“The UK’s refusal to allow in-country switching deters employers and discriminates against Australians,” concluded the report.
Look, fellas, you might not want to fuck with us. Our “special bond” also gives you access to Bondi Beach, and we are all painfully aware of your thirst for it. Capiche?