Umunna – Conservatives must drop unachievable tens of thousands migration target

Commenting on reports that the Conservatives will retain the promise to cut annual net migration to the ‘tens of thousands’ in their General Election manifesto, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“Tory Ministers are persisting with a damaging migration target they have never met and will never achieve without crippling our economy. 

“Setting an unachievable target undermines public trust in the immigration system and ramps up division in this country.

“The Government should drop the target and not get embroiled in a race to the bottom on immigration numbers with UKIP.”