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Refugee crisis: politics aside, Britain needs immigrants

There is a sound economic case for accepting higher levels of immigration

By George Magnus  

Flowers and balloons doecrate a fence as a welcome sign at the temporary accommodation centre for refugees in Luechow, Germany. © Philipp Schulze/dpa

On Wednesday this week, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the EU Commission, is scheduled to unveil the EU’s latest proposals to address the migration crisis. Previous initiatives have not been up to the task, and as recent developments have shown, the urgency and scale…

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