Commenting on the latest net migration statistics released by the ONS this morning Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: 'You cannot expect to repair 15 years of mismanagement in 15 months, but it is worrying news that net migration is still running at a quarter of a million a year. There is no sign of any reduction from the huge numbers that developed under Labour.
The problem is that non-EU migrants are simply not leaving. It is time the Lib Dems understood the extent of public concern, including among 75% of their own supporters. The coalition must now take tough measures to reduce this unacceptable scale of immigration.”
Note to Editors: Statistics released by the ONS this morning show that net migration remains at 252,000.