One of their ideas is that people who join a political party or a trade union can get their qualification time reduced by two years. The rational is that the demonstration of commitment should be rewarded. I wonder which political party the Labour government are expecting most of those new immigrants to join?
I would be a little less cynical about this if the government hadn't made it so difficult for people who have served in our armed forces to become British citizens. It seems that fighting for this country isn't a good enough demonstration of commitment but bunging the Labour party some money via a union is.