Government’s reactionary numerical migration targets unworkable

22 Aug 2019

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the release of immigration statistics for year ending June 2019, said: “Yet again this data shows how unworkable the government’s reactionary numerical migration targets are. Now the Tories want to make this even worse by excluding all underpaid workers, and insist on calling them unskilled. This would do enormous damage to our public services, including the NHS, as well as to UK industry.

“Labour offers a real alternative which will meet our moral and legal obligations to the Windrush generation and to the EU three million, as well as welcoming the workers, students, new employers and visitors we need to rebuild our prosperity.”

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