By Sir Andrew Green
Chairman of Migration Watch UK
The Daily Telegraph, London 17 November, 2012
I am most grateful for your generous endorsement of Migrationwatch in today’s editorial (“Labour has no right to lecture on immigration”).
Looking ahead, we must recognize that many are shell shocked by the pace of change in our society, now underscored by the census results. Integrating the nearly three million immigrants who have arrived in the last ten years will be vital to the harmony of our society but this cannot be achieved unless the inflows are brought under control.
That is why, in our view, David Cameron’s historic pledge was - and is – of central importance. By setting a clear objective he has given direction and coherence to immigration policy. We now project that he has a fighting chance of achieving it, provided that he sticks to his guns. Special interest groups will, of course, continue to fight their corners but the public interest in getting immigration under control is surely overwhelming.
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