Tuesday 2 October 2018 / 7:15 AM Diane Abbott / Immigration

Government immigration plans meaningless while it sticks with arbitrary migration cap – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the Government’s immigration announcement, said:

“The Government’s immigration plans will be meaningless as long as it continues to adhere stubbornly to its unworkable and arbitrary migration cap that has never once been met.

“The cap serves only one purpose and that is to demonise and vilify people who choose to come and live and work in our country, and Labour will scrap it.

“Labour will introduce a fair migration system, based on the needs of our economy, and a new work visa system that doesn’t shut out the health and social care workers that we desperately need.”