Please, no. (Sometimes it’s all about me. In one year and nine months, I can apply for indefinite leave to remain and it would make my life a lot easier if/when I got it).
“Immigrants’ rights to settle permanently in Britain will be drastically curbed as the government admits for the first time that the nation’s ‘hospitality’ has been tested by abuses of the immigration and asylum system.”
[blah blah there’s an election coming up blah]
“[C]ontroversy is likely to centre on plans to restrict ‘indefinite leave to remain’. Temporary workers who have been in Britain for four years with a clean record are more or less automatically granted the right to stay when their permits expire.”