net migration

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The Tories should have dropped their net migration target long ago

27 August 2015 11:55

It’s fair to say the Tories won’t be recycling their ‘immigration down’ posters for this year’s autumn conference. Net migration…

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Immigration hits a record high

27 August 2015 11:52

There must be an element of masochism in Theresa May that leads her to promise the electorate something she cannot…

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New figures show Cameron’s net migration target in tatters

26 February 2015 9:54

Today’s news that lots of people want to come and work in a free, welcoming country with many opportunities and…

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The British jobs miracle is making a mockery of David Cameron’s migration target

27 November 2014 11:03

Now we know why the Home Secretary did not commit the ‘tens of thousands’ immigration pledge rashly made by David…

Survey Indicates Scotland Have Different Views On Migration From Rest Of UK

Net migration target becomes an ‘aim’ or ‘objective’

10 November 2014 14:00

When is a target not a target? Theresa May seems quite keen for us to think that Tory pledge to…


Osborne admits net migration target is impossible without EU reform

1 June 2014 16:43

George Osborne’s interview today with the Sun on Sunday does show the Conservatives are starting to see a little bit…

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Today’s migration figures show why Cameron should drop his ‘tens of thousands’ target

22 May 2014 11:36

The inconveniently-timed net migration figures are out this morning, and they’re not good for the Prime Minister’s pledge to get…


Exclusive: Leading Tory eurosceptic calls for Cameron to ditch net migration target

20 May 2014 14:57

The next set of net migration figures are, conveniently, released on the day of the European and local elections. Some…

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Falling net migration: A trap for future governments?

28 February 2013 11:57

Today’s migration statistics show a marked decline in net migration to the UK (down 34 per cent to 163,000 in…