Wednesday 29 May 2019 / 11:10 AM Diane Abbott

Government’s hostile environment policy are ill-suited to our needs for workers – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the review of the latest Migration Advisory Committee report on shortage occupation lists, said:

“The MAC report highlights the growing labour and skills shortages in key parts of the economy, both the private and public sectors.

“The government’s bogus net migration target and its hostile environment policy are completely ill-suited to our needs for workers in a whole range of jobs. In fact, these Tory policies run counter to those needs.

“Labour in government will not have damaging and unworkable net migration targets. Instead, in addition to increased skills and training of our workforce, we will welcome all the workers we need who contribute to our prosperity and to our hard-pressed public services.”