If you take the long view on immigration policy, the similarities between Cameron’s speech and the language of immigration over the last twenty five years are striking.
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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.
What’s important to Migration Watch and the Express is not a baby boom as such, but a ‘foreign baby boom’.
From January to April, only 8 per cent of Daily Mail stories on migration featured a migrant voice, and only 6 per cent of Times articles.
The complex views of the majority on immigration are not always easily represented in opinion polls.
The left must move on from the economics of immigration and find a more progressive way to talk about the benefits of migration.
The economics of immigration are unambiguous: the anti-immigration voices have lost the argument and should move on.