The Tories’ immigration policy is a complete mess

23 Feb 2017
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the release of the latest migration statistics, said:

“The Tories’ immigration policy is a complete mess. Despite their claims, they are still nowhere near to achieving their unworkable target.

“The Tories blame the EU for this, but EU and non-EU long-term migration are the same, and each of them is way over 100,000 by themselves. The ONS are clear there was no statistically significant fall in net migration numbers. 

“The only significant drop was in international students, who enrich our education system and the wider economy and whose decline will make us all worse off.”

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