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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Once again, the government puts being tough on immigration ahead of being correct about immigration

Predictably the government says that it doesn’t have any data showing the number of EU migrants that claimed benefits within three months of being in the UK. But there is plenty of other data out there – data which undermines the argument that benefit tourism is a problem requiring repeated high profile policy announcements.



Once again, the government puts being tough on immigration ahead of being correct about immigration | Left Foot Forward



"In other words, this is yet another spurious dog-whistle announcement
which appears to have the sole aim of appeasing concerns about something
which is largely a fiction." 

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