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Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham argues against migration cap

Politicians should not put an arbitrary cap on migration because numbers fluctuate according to the health of the economy, Andy Burnham has said. In a Guardian debate on the EU, the shadow home secretary gave a firm defence of the role immigrants play in the NHS and dismissed the idea of a fixed limit.

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Cameron 'told migration target was impossible four years ago'

David Cameron’s former strategy guru has claimed that officials told the prime minister four years ago that it would be impossible to meet his immigration target from within the EU. Steve Hilton, who is now campaigning for Brexit alongside Boris Johnson, said Whitehall officials told the prime minister “directly and explicitly” that the pledge to bring down net migration to tens of thousands would fail.