Thursday 23 February 2017 / 2:14 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Tories’ immigration policy is a complete mess – Abbott

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

“The Tories’ immigration policy is a
complete mess. Despite their claims, they are still nowhere near to achieving
their unworkable target.

“The Tories blame the EU for this,
but EU and non-EU long-term migration are the same, and each of them is way
over 100,000 by themselves. The ONS are clear there was no statistically
significant fall in net migration numbers. 

“The only significant drop was in
international students, who enrich our education system and the wider economy
and whose decline will make us all worse off.”