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Sarah Teather: Say no to the immigration bill

This is politics at its worst

By Sarah Teather   December 2013

On the 22 October, I joined 19 other Members of Parliament in the “No” lobby of the House of Commons to oppose the 2nd Reading of the Immigration Bill, a piece of legislation which has very few redeeming features.

Some of the headline provisions in the bill have received a fair amount of media attention, predominately the proposals to force landlords to check the immigration status of potential tenants and to charge temporary migrants and foreign students up to ?200 a year to use the NHS, even those who have private…

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