Question. Won’t this just lead to a massive influx of immigrants coming to the UK to claim their free money, no strings attached?
Answer. The Unconditional Basic Income is simply enough money to cover a human beings basic needs for food, heating, clothing and shelter.
If someone comes to this country, simply so that they can have their basic needs for food and shelter met, then they must have been living in pretty hellish circumstances in the country they left behind.
We as UK citizens should be proud of our ability to help out our fellow human beings.
If someone who comes to this country wants more than just a basic existence and instead wants to have the better things in life they will have to work in other paid work to earn the money to do so.
Assuming the majority of immigrants are coming because they want the better things in life that western society offers, then these immigrants will go out to work to earn extra money.
They can earn this extra money in the new jobs that are created, making the goods and services that are needed to “supply” the “increased demand” for goods and services that this influx of immigrants creates.
Always remembering that someone happy to “subsist” on their Unconditional Basic Income, will use their time to follow their passions in life, use their talents to contribute to society, use their entrepreneurial spirit, create social enterprises, care for their families, live healthier, happier lives etc etc etc
Whatever happens its……