Regarding the debate following recent comments made by Ian Duncan Smith.... There are three distinct groups of population in the UK. 1. UK and EU Citizens. My understanding that these can not be discriminate against. 2. Illegal immigrants, and those who entered the country with Tourists Visa prohibiting employment in the UK. These are not the subject of IDS comments either, as it would be illegal for any employer to employ them anyway, as it has always been. 3. No-UK/EU nationals who are legitimate UK residents and have a UK Work Permit. Clearly IDS is not talking about these either, given that the government issued Visas and Work Permit to these people - surely IDS is not suggesting that we should avoid employ people whom the UK government provided with UK Work Permits? Besides, allowing someone to settle in the UK but prohibiting them from working here is basically asking them to embark on a life on benefits or crime - or both - or just join the black economy and pay no taxes - which makes no sense either. These people will need to support themselves somehow. So who exactly is IDS talking about? This is not an idealogical or political question, but a very practical one - I am an employer, and I am struggling to understand what is IDS expecting of me.