Gordon Brown insisted today that immigration is not out of control by quoting new figures demonstrating that net migration to Britain has fallen since 2007 and promising further substantial cuts.
He claimed that new overseas student rules and a clampdown on "bogus" colleges will mean 40,000 fewer students coming to Britain in 2010/11 and promised to close the door on non-European skilled care workers and chefs being recruited by 2014.
The prime minister tried to define the debate on immigration in the coming election by saying it was time for mainstream politicians to present a "united front" against those who did not value a diverse Britain and wanted to end immigration just because they don't like migrants.
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March 31, 2010
Posted by Annalee Davis