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What Clegg should have said about immigration

Politicians must be courageous enough to talk about integration

By Jill Rutter  

A Polish food shop in Coventry (photo: Mum's taxi)

Immigration is still high on the political agenda. Clegg’s speech today focused on immigration control, in particular on undocumented migration. But the question of integration—what happens when migrants actually arrive—was passed over and it has been neglected by policymakers, both under past governments and the present coalition.

The coalition government has made a number of high-profile immigration policy changes in its efforts…

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