Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Labour's Immigration case destroyed?

Todays papers carry news of a report due to be published later today from the Lords Economic Affairs Committee, which seems to attack Labour's case for the mass immigration we have had in the last 11 years.

Needless to say the Guardian has an article which is more positive for immigration than the article in the Daily Mail, whilst the Times seems to find some kind of middle ground.

The bullet points are these:

  • The £6 billion a year to the economy measure is irrelevant.
  • People already here who are low earners are under pressure.
  • Those who benefit are employers, immigrants and the higher paid.
They recommend a limit on non EU immigration to reduce net immigration.

The thing is I can't see that this tells us anything new. Still it does make it harder for Labour to ignore

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