It's not every day you see the Daily Mail run a story which makes a cast iron case for increased immigration. But Tuesday's front page (right) is pretty unambiguous, even if the language is still typically 'us and them' and their motivation is to stop builders from overseas earning high salaries in the UK.
The Mail is incredulous that a scarcity of bricklayers in the UK means skilled immigrants are able to charge a reported £1,000 per week. The Mail's story makes a strong case for attracting more builders to the UK to plug the skills gap, reduce scarcity and bring down the cost of construction.
Perhaps the editor is having an extension built.
Or perhaps the paper is thinking of everybody else who would benefit from lowering the cost of building new houses and stabilising the house market. However, given that could ultimately be bad news for the kind of wealthy home-owners who normally argue in favour of lowering immigration, I'm sticking with the extension theory for now.