Monday, October 29, 2007

Cameron's cap doesn't fit...

Two massive holes in David Cameron's promise to cap immigration. First, he refuses to put an actual number on the cap he would impose. Second, whatever number he eventually plucks out of the air, it would have no effect on European nationals, overseas students and dependants who made up four out of five of Britain's incomers last year.

So is Tory policy now to shut the door on Canadians, Australians and Americans who want to come to Britain...I think we should be told!

It seems as dodgy as suggesting UK should build a camp for immigrants on a remote but un-named island (which rather bizarely is current Tory policy...)

Meanwhile, new blogger Hopi Sen provides a detailed fisk of Cameron's speech.

1 comment:

Geoffrey Brooking said...

AT LEAST HE'S GOT GETTING HIS FIGURES IN A TWIST AS THE GOVERNMENT DID YESTERDAY.