Labour’s Failures Part 6 – net migration

Labour in 2017 vowed to cut net migration by 20,000 to 30,000 a year.

Now personally this was a policy I opposed. I think it is a good thing to have migration. But Labour was blaming foreigners for house prices and taking jobs etc so they vowed to cut it by 20,000 to 30,000 a year.

How did they go?

Well in September 2017 as National left office net migration was 55,440. So for Labour to have kept its promise you’d expect net migration to drop to between 25,000 and 35,000 a year.

As at March 2020 (before Covid-19 travel restrictions) annual net migration had risen to 88,450. Rather than cut it by 30,000 they increased it by over 30,000.

Example No 6 of their incompetence or inability to actually achieve anything they promise.

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