Scottish first minister calls for UK immigration changes

- Posted in United Kingdom by Visa Bureauon 31 March 2008

Mr Salmond said: "I don't think there are any particular solutions to the various arguments that he's put forward and some of them do have a particular Scottish aspect. Take immigration, for example. We're not full up in Scotland. We've got a key skills shortage." He added that Scotland has a "different attitude" towards international questions, particularly "skills and immigration". Mr Salmond was elected as first minister of Scotland in 2007. Britain has recently changed its UK immigration rules to move certain visa classes towards a point-based system, with more set to be added to the points tested programme in the future.

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