Commenting on Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s suggestion that the Government may drop their tens of thousands migration target, Joe Carberry, Co-Executive Director of Open Britain, said:
"There is no justification for a migration target that, if ever met, would deny our economy of the skills and talent our businesses need.
"Any migration policy should be based on need not numbers. Whether in our NHS, farming, manufacturing or hospitality, the services and sectors we rely on would all be harmed if there were heavy restrictions on EU nationals coming to the UK.
"The Government should drop their divisive target and instead do more to promote and recognise the vital and necessary contribution EU nationals make."
Notes to editors:
Open Britain have been running a cross-party campaign for the Government to drop the target: http://www.open-britain.co.uk/cross_party_open_britain_mps_launch_drop_the_target_campaign_on_immigration