Migration Watch UK press comment on leaked Labour document on immigration

May 31, 2017

Commenting, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

We have been here before. Labour are low key about immigration before they get into power but very different in office. The last time they came to power in 1997 they also promised to reform the system. Within three years immigration had trebled from 50 thousand to 150 thousand. That was even before they opened the gates to Eastern Europe. Later, one of their key advisers admitted in print that “It didn’t just happen: the deliberate policy of Ministers from late 2000 .....was to open up the UK to mass immigration”. When they left office in 2010, net migration had reached a quarter of a million a year. It is now back at that level. This leaked document has similar fingerprints all over it. Suggestions to increase immigration are intended to be kept secret until after the election. These proposals are very likely to result in losing control over immigration altogether.

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