Entrepreneurial lord calls for immigration rethink

The
first Iranian to be made a peer of the realm, has called for an overhaul of the
immigration system to encourage entrepreneurs rather than menial workers to
come to the UK.

Sir
David Alliance, 72, who was announced as a new member of the House of Lords on
1 May, said the Government and British embassies across the globe should be
seeking out wealth creators and welcoming them into the UK.

"We
are letting people into this country to clean loos rather than people who can
create jobs," he said.

Alliance
arrived in the UK as a penniless 17-year-old and has since amassed a £218m
fortune through textiles and mail-order catalogue businesses, according to the
Sunday Times Rich List.

By
Michael Millar

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