Thursday 29 November 2018 / 10:34 AM Diane Abbott / Immigration

Diane Abbott responds to ONS quarterly migration statistics

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the latest ONS quarterly migration statistics, said:

“These data reinforce the view that the Government’s net migration target is reckless and foolish. The target has never once been met and non-EU migration alone far outstrips it.

“The truth is international students provide a huge benefit to this country and we have shortages of doctors, nurses, care workers and many more. Yet this government campaigns to slash these numbers. If that is the content of their new immigration Bill, whenever they have finished fighting over it, we will all be worse off.”