Immigration was the
dog that prowled but didn’t bark. As
expected, UKIP majored on it but did not make any policy announcements. Labour put forward a series of relatively
trivial policy suggestions but there was little recognition of the mass
immigration that they had triggered in government and no commitment to any
significant reduction. The
Conservatives claimed credit for the reductions achieved so far and renewed
their commitment to net migration in the tens of thousands. The Lib Dems said as little as possible.