UK Daily Mail
June 3, 2010
Labour’s supposedly tough points-based immigration system actually led to huge increases in foreign workers and students cleared to live in Britain, it emerged last night.
Experts said the new Government had a ‘mountain to climb’ to bring migration under control.
Labour ministers, led by Gordon Brown, repeatedly claimed the Australian-style points system for non-EU nationals would reduce immigration.
Economic migration was expected to fall by as much as 12 per cent.
But analysis published last night showed that, in fact, it increased by 20 per cent – while the number of foreign students went up by more than 30 per cent.
The revelation comes as the Tories prepare to set out how they will reduce net immigration to levels not seen since the 1990s.
Sir Andrew Green, of Migrationwatch-which produced the study, said: ‘This is Labour’s guilty secret.
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