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Why we need to learn to live with migration

A new report from the World Bank and the IMF shows that large-scale movement of people is both inevitable and beneficial

By Josh Lowe  

A migrant runs after crossing a fence as he attempts to access the Channel Tunnel, in Calais. © AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

This week, Home Secretary Theresa May was criticised for a speech in which she advocated much tighter controls on immigration. The Institute of Directors (IoD), a group which represents UK businesses, said that May was “pandering to anti-immigration sentiment,” adding that immigration was vital for UK prosperity: “Immigrants do…

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