Tory migration policy is a shambles
24 Aug 2017Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on today’s migration statistics, said:“Tory migration policy is a shambles. Against all advice, Theresa May continues to insist in maintaining an arbitrary net migration target of under 100,000, which has never once been met.
“Now it seems that her long-running campaign to malign international students is based on fantasy, with no evidence of a major issue with students overstaying.
“Some in government appear to be waking up to the idea that overseas students make a valuable contribution to our country and have belatedly asked the Migration Advisory Committee to gather evidence.
"Labour will offer fair rules and reasonable management of migration; prioritising jobs, growth and prosperity, not bogus net migration targets.”