David Cameron’s net migration target is dead, says thinktank


David Cameron’s policies on immigration are far from reducing it to below 100,000 per year. In fact, by August last year it was at its highest-ever level: 330,000.

His policy is a total failure as it appears to be based on a lie – that people come to the UK because of what the Tories describe as our “generous” benefit system.

This Writer wonders how the Tories hope to spin this to their advantage. They have painted themselves into a very tight corner indeed.

David Cameron must admit to voters in the EU referendum that his promise to cut net migration to tens of thousands is effectively “dead” as his plan to reduce migrants’ access to welfare benefits will have little impact if achieved, the thinktank British Future has said.

The British Future pamphlet, drawing on new polling, challenges both the Stronger In Europe and Leave campaigns to be honest with voters on immigration – a key issue that will motivate voters.

“There is little to suggest this would be transformative,” British Future said, drawing on its own research showing migrants come to work for jobs and better wages, but not state benefits.

“There is little realistic prospect that the government’s EU reform proposals, if agreed, would reduce EU migration by many tens of thousands,” the thinktank suggested. “Yet that is what would be needed for there to be any real-world prospect of the government having a chance of fulfilling its ambition to get overall net migration below 100,000.”

Source: David Cameron’s net migration target is dead, says thinktank | Politics | The Guardian

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5 thoughts on “David Cameron’s net migration target is dead, says thinktank

  1. philipburdekin

    The PM is a national/international joke, he can’t stop lying he’s like a naughty little boy who thinks he can keep lying and no one will notice.

  2. philipburdekin

    Also if he can get us out of the EU he will then take us back a hundred years by killing off all human rights, all in work or out of work benefits and then spread the TORY disease to all of the united kingdom, can our Royalty not see what is going on because its third jobs on the line too. Hail despot Cameron, I DONT THINK SO.

  3. Mr.Angry

    And we are all supposed to believe every word he says, give me strength !! Our generous benefits system, it could not be any worse.

  4. Dez

    Oh dear not another lie and failure to deliver. Just show how shallow their election promises were…..thank god he did not carve his deliverables in stone else it would be crazy paving by now.

  5. Brian

    330,000 may seem a lot, and there is no denying it places a increased burden on services, but at least they are well behaved, or so the lack of news reporting would have us believe. Not so in Cologne, and Hamburg Germany, where Ms Merkel will have to once again justify her generosity. The reports of ‘foreign’ gangs abusing local populations may well be a precedent, but one that can only increase as cultural differences test Germany’s tolerance. PC takes no account of consequence.

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