Brake – Rudd shows sensible Ministers know immigration target should be dropped

Home Secretary Amber Rudd refused to confirm her support for the Government’s target of reducing net immigration to the UK to under 100,000 when asked to do so at this morning’s session of the Home Affairs select committee.

Commenting, Tom Brake MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“It is amazing that Amber Rudd, when presented with the opportunity, has once again refused to defend the aim of trying to get net immigration down to below 100,000.

“And we all know why – it would be bad for this country’s economy and public services like the NHS and the more sensible members of the Government, which obviously includes the Home Secretary, know it. 

“As opposed to making this country less welcoming, the Government should come clean and drop their immigration target now.”

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