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Tories make it clear they have no desire to change on immigration


Published May 17, 2017

In response to today's editorial in the Evening Standard, edited by the former Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, UKIP Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said, 

"Under Cameron and Osborne's government, which pledged to bring net immigration down the 'tens of thousands', with the explicit support of Mrs May, then Home Secretary, gross immigration ran at just under 600,000 a year. Why did Osborne's Tories make this promise and then so disastrously fail to deliver it? Were they incompetent or misleading the British people, most likely both. 

"We don't need lessons from a failed Chancellor, who having promised to eliminate the deficit within one Parliament missed his own target by a country mile."

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