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Andy Burnham argues against migration cap

Andy Burnham

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.

Cameron 'told migration target was impossible four years ago'

PM with media

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.



Sir Alan Duncan MP

Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan visits Argentina

Sir Alan Duncan will on Monday become the first Foreign Office minister to visit Argentina since the Conservatives came to power in 2010 in the strongest sign yet that Anglo-Argentinian relations are recovering despite the continuing dispute over the Falkland Islands.