Umunna – New poll shows Government should drop damaging immigration target

Commenting on a new Ipsos Mori poll, which shows 68 per cent of people do not believe the Government will hit their ‘tens of thousands’ immigration target, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“The public are right to be sceptical about Theresa May’s chances of cutting annual net migration to the tens of thousands. The Government have spent seven years trying, and they are no closer now than they were in 2010.

“This policy is not just unachievable, it is damaging to our economy and public services. This poll shows the public value the European citizens who work in our health service, our agricultural sector, our universities and tech businesses. For Britain to continue to grow and create jobs, we will need these hard-working people more than ever.

“It is time for the Government to drop the target and implement an immigration policy that serves our economic needs, rather than undermining them.”

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Notes to editors:

The poll is reported here: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-may-will-not-hit-target-on-slashing-immigration-say-seven-voters-in-10-a3528181.html