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Jonathan Portes writes: If you want to get serious about growth, you need to be positive about migration

On Monday, I did seven interviews on David Cameron’s immigration speech. Each time I’ve tried to get across one simple fact: that all the available evidence suggests that immigrants – and immigrants from the new EU member states, in particular – more than pay their way. That is, that they pay more in taxes than they cost in benefits and services; overall, from being a burden, they make it easier to finance our welfare state not harder.

It is that basic fact that all three party leaders should be explaining to their constituents. Instead, they seem to be engaged …

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  • David Raw
    @ Martin Sorry, Martin,but I'm afraid I will have to respectfully disagree with you on this matter....
  • Martin
    David Raw: Now that polls have closed is a more suitable moment in which you could sound off about this and that, internal polls and stuff. Incidentally, ...
  • expats
    David Evershed 17th Jun '21 - 5:51pm....Surely the biggest concern is that the accommodation was used for our armed forces personnel even though not considered ...
  • john oundle
    David Evershed Good enough for our armed forces but not good enough for migrants that have apparently been sleeping rough! The Hilton hotel in Bromsgrove ...
  • Mary ReidMary Reid
    @Nonconformistradical - Sorry about the dud link. It definitely worked when this post went up this morning. I have contacted Mark to ask what has happened, but ...