Migrationwatch response to the Labour Manifesto

April 12, 2010

Commenting on the section on immigration in the Labour Party Manifesto, Migrationwatch chairman Sir Andrew Green said today:

'On immigration, Labour's manifesto shows some glimpses of light. Breaking the link between economic migration and permanent settlement is a valuable step forward. Mention of limits on high skilled workers and university students would be more significant if any such limits were specified. But on the central issue of an overall limit to immigration, the manifesto is deeply unconvincing. The authors were clearly ducking and weaving to avoid the commitment that really matters to the public, namely a broad policy objective to achieve a sharp reduction in immigration.'

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