Corbyn Backs “A Lot” of Continued EU Immigration

Corbyn doing his best to come to the aid of imploding Tories this morning…

mdi-timer 24th September 2017 @ 10:14 am 24th Sep 2017 @ 10:14 am mdi-comment Comments
Net Migration Down 81,000

Net migration was 246,000 last year, down 81,000 from 327,000 the previous year. In total 588,000 people came to the country, down 50,000 from 638,000 the previous year. Emigration was 342,000, up from 311,000 the previous year. Significant increase in EU citizens returning home…

mdi-timer 24th August 2017 @ 9:37 am 24th Aug 2017 @ 9:37 am mdi-comment Comments
Shami: Labour Backs Continuing Free Movement

Shami Chakrabarti didn’t really have a grasp of the detail on Ridge but she made clear Labour would not take back control of borders and would support the continuation of free movement in some form:

“We haven’t said we’d have control of free movement of people, you can’t necessarily have control… what’s important is that jobs come first, the economy comes first and that means getting tariff-free access to the single market… There’s a lot of room for negotiation about what types of free movement, what kinds of priority… It’s possible for friendly countries in and outside Europe to give priority for certain nationals.”

Not quite what they said in their manifesto… going to alienate a lot of Labour’s working class Northern vote…

mdi-timer 25th June 2017 @ 10:25 am 25th Jun 2017 @ 10:25 am mdi-comment Comments
May Guarantees Rights of EU Citizens From Article 50 Date

Back in February Guido told you Theresa May was considering Article 50 day as the cut-off date for EU citizens’ right to remain in the country. Well, tonight May has announced that the 3 million EU citizens in Britain on Article 50 day, March 29, can stay with access to schools, hospitals etc. The final cut off date has been left open and could be any date up to the point Britain leaves the EU, meaning it is on the table pending the rest of the negotiations. But any EU citizen here on Article 50 has the right to remain. An open and generous offer…

mdi-timer 22nd June 2017 @ 9:01 pm 22nd Jun 2017 @ 9:01 pm mdi-comment Comments
Labour Chaos Latest: Now Back Free Movement

As Guido reported this morning the Tories are all over the place on Brexit, though it’s worth looking at Labour’s shambles as well. On Monday Barry Gardiner and John McDonnell disagreed about staying in the single market. Today Rebecca Long-Bailey amusingly described the single market as a “moot point” and suggested she supports the continuation of free movement:

“We accept the fact that if we are going to have impediment-free access to the single market then there will have to be some element of free movement.”

Labour’s manifesto position, outlined by Corbyn during the campaign was: “clearly the free movement ends when we leave the European Union.Does Becky speak for herself or the Shadow Cabinet?

mdi-timer 14th June 2017 @ 10:21 am 14th Jun 2017 @ 10:21 am mdi-comment Comments
Net Migration Down 84,000

Net migration fell to 248,000 in 2016 – down 84,000 year-on-year. Immigration was estimated to be 588,000 and emigration 339,000.

Eastern European EU8 citizens have partly driven the changes with a fall in immigration (down 25,000) to 48,000 and a rise in emigration (up 16,000) to 43,000 in 2016.

UK Q1 GDP was also revised down to 0.2% from 0.3%. The ONS said a slowdown in household spending as prices rose was to blame.

Stay tuned for UKIP’s manifesto launch shortly…

mdi-timer 25th May 2017 @ 9:38 am 25th May 2017 @ 9:38 am mdi-comment Comments
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