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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." 
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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