London Mayor Calls For Relaxing Visa Requirements For Indian Workers and Students

Boris Johnson made the comments ahead of visit to India


Ahead of his first official visit to India next week, Boris Johnson, the Tory mayor of London, on Friday called for immigration curbs on Indian students and workers to be relaxed describing some of the stringent visa rules as "counter-productive''.

His views were echoed by John Cridland, director–general of the Confederation of Business Industry whose members are accompanying Mr. Johnson on his visit. He said that Britain's multi-billion pound higher education market was suffering as the country was no longer seen as a welcoming destination.