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Cameron to get tough on UK immigration following UKIP victory

17:56 27/10/2014
UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Leader of the Conservative Party says he wants to to restrict immigration from the EU. However, there is uncertainty on how this could be done. Free movement of...

UK to appoint cabinet level Immigration Minister

14:11 24/03/2014
The UK's Prime Minister, David Cameron, is considering creating a new 'Cabinet-level' Immigration Minister post, according to the online newspaper The Huffington Post. The Immigration Minister would...

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...

Immigration to take centre stage at next UK election

15:01 01/08/2013
Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps made a speech on 31st July 2013 which signals that the Conservatives intend to fight the next election as a party that is tough on immigration. The UK now has...

UK Premier says fall in immigration figure shows policy is working

9:51 04/12/2012
On 29th November 2012, the UK's Office of National Statistics announced that net immigration into the UK had fallen by about 25% to 183,000 in the year to March 2012, from 242,000 in the year to...

UK Opposition Labour Party says their previous immigration policy was wrong

16:53 28/09/2011
The UK Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband has said that when the Labour Party was in power their immigration policy was wrong. Opposition leader Ed Miliband had the following to say: "We got it wrong in...