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Immigration down because May has crashed economy – Ed Davey

by Steve Beasant on 30 November, 2017

The Liberal Democrats have said that the Conservatives are finally on course to meet their pledge to cut immigration – but only because they have crashed the economy.

Former cabinet minister and now Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesperson Ed Davey MP said:

“The Brexiteers were right that Brexit would reduce immigration. What they forgot to mention was that immigration would go down even before Brexit, due to the widely forecast catastrophic consequences of the government taking Britain out of the world’s largest single market. The Conservative pursuit of an extreme Brexit is crashing the economy and making the country a less attractive place to be.

“Britain was attracting some of the most talented and hard-working people in the international labour market but now we are seeing clear signs of a Brexodus as Theresa May stalls on guaranteeing the right to remain of EU citizens, leaving many feeling unwelcome.

NOTES:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/30/net-migration-to-uk-shows-largest-annual-fall-since-records-began

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