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Three good things and three bad things from Cameron’s immigration speech

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David Cameron’s immigration speech was more nuanced than it was briefed out beforehand. Rather than being yet another draconian crackdown, there were some welcome announcements. On that note, here are three good things and three bad things about the speech.

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Migrants come to the UK to find jobs, not to claim benefits

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Until there is concerted action to revive the failing economies of southern and eastern Europe, there is little hope that the government’s net migration target will be met.

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The St George’s Cross has become an emblem of the working class

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Like a vote for Ukip, to fly the St George’s Cross is as much to declare one’s antipathy to the liberal, metropolitan well-to-do middle-classes as it is a protest against the EU.

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What exactly does Ed Miliband think it means to be a ‘working person’?

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There is no one type of ‘working person’, and it’s an indictment of our politics that such an obvious point has to be made.

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Migration Watch and the Daily Express are dangerously close to open racism

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What’s important to Migration Watch and the Express is not a baby boom as such, but a ‘foreign baby boom’.

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Rochester’s concerns about immigration are bound up with failing public services

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For the residents of Rochester, addressing their concerns about living standards, schools and healthcare would go a long way to dampening their worries about immigration.

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With the right support, community-led efforts to tackle extremism can succeed

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Many communities have already become active in addressing Ofsted’s concerns about far right and Islamist extremism.

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DUP resort to insults

Gregory Campbell

DUP Leader and Northern Ireland’s first minister Peter Robinson has sought to defend one of his MPs who launched a tirade against Sinn Fein over the weekend.

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New pro-independence daily launches in Scotland

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The creation of The National represents a growing demand for pro-independence coverage.

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More migrants are becoming British citizens. And it could help to calm concerns about immigration

British citizenship

Settling down and ‘fitting in’ are valued deeply by migrants and long-settled residents alike.

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