Tuesday, November 20, 2018

PM must come clean on immigration plans

Responding to Theresa May’s speech to the CBI conference yesterday, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:

“Theresa May is desperately trying to win over the Brexit hardliners on the Tory benches by promising tough new immigration controls. But she still refuses to publish any details of her plans, more than a year after the white paper was originally due.

“The PM is trying to hide the truth: that her plans would either fail to end free movement as she claims, or place a huge new bureaucratic burden on employers while damaging our economy and undermining public services. Either way, that’s hardly 'taking back control'.

“The Liberal Democrats demand better. Theresa May must finally come clean and publish her immigration white paper now, so MPs can scrutinise the proposals before voting on her Brexit deal.”

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