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UK minister blames middle class for fuelling immigration boom

10:54 18/03/2014
The UK's new immigration minister, James Brokenshire, has made his first speech as minister and has said that mass immigration 'puts pressure on social cohesion'. He said that it has been good news...

Row breaks out in UK government over immigration

16:18 14/03/2014
Open dissent has broken out in the UK's Coalition government over immigration. The UK's political system usually requires members of the government to 'toe the party line'. This means keeping...

Senior Conservative says UK can still meet immigration target

18:07 11/03/2014
The UK can still hit the government's target of cutting net immigration to below 100,000 by 2015, according to Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps. Mr Shapps was speaking on the BBC's Sunday...

UK government 'withholds immigration report'

11:54 11/03/2014
The UK's Coalition government has been accused of withholding a report prepared by civil servants because it suggests that the Government has greatly over stated the "negative effects of immigration...

UK minister blames Indian press for fall in student visas

12:06 04/03/2014
David Willetts, the UK's science minister, has blamed a fall in the number of students coming to study in the UK from the Indian sub-continent on the 'lively' press in India and Pakistan. Mr Willetts...

Swiss referendum calls for introduction of immigration quotas

18:20 18/02/2014
A referendum held in Switzerland has narrowly backed the introduction of tighter immigration controls. 50.3% of those who voted supported the introduction of the controls and, according to the Swiss...

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