Tech City Spinning Visa Failure

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Following revelations that the government’s inept technology quango Tech City had only managed to dole out 7 of its allocated 200 Exceptional Talent visas, their Chairwoman Baroness Shields has surfaced in the Times to explain things. Apparently the failure to get more than 10 people to apply for the valuable visas is a sign of the UK being a “global tech hub”:

With nine individuals accepted since launch, the figure of 200 is not a target but rather a maximum allowance. This is testament to the UK’s leadership as a global tech hub considering this is the first year for the visa route.

Funny then, that Shields’ taxpayer funded organisation refused to admit how many visas they had allocated until they were forced to do so by an FOI. The equivalent US Visa scheme was oversubscribed by 87,500…




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