In a speech today, James Brokenshire the Minister of State for Immigration told an audience the following:
For too long, the benefits of immigration went to employers who wanted an easy supply of cheap labour, or to the wealthy metropolitan elite who wanted cheap tradesmen and services—but not to the ordinary, hard-working people of this country.
In saying this Brokenshire mirrored comments made earlier this week at a Prospect round table by Sir Stuart Wheeler the Treasurer of Ukip. In a discussion of the question “Has immigration been good for Britain?” Wheeler said:
We think we should not allow them…
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