Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Dropping migration target an admission Brexit won’t control immigration


Responding to reports the Government’s migration target has been left out of draft proposals for a new immigration system, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said: 

“If the Conservatives really are dropping their manifesto commitment of a net migration target, that is good news. 
 
“It’s an admission that Brexit won’t control immigration as Mrs May promised – otherwise the target would surely be kept.
 
“This was yet another deception of the people by the right-wing nationalist Brexiteers. The truth is that it’s the needs of our economy and the NHS that drive recruitment from overseas, not membership of the EU.
 
“But dropping the target isn’t enough to repair our broken immigration system. The Liberal Democrats demand an end to the hostile environment and investment in an accountable Border Force to secure our borders and rebuild public confidence.”
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