Migration stories continue with Yvette Cooper providing more detail on Labour’s policy and a statistical correction from the Office for National Statistics, reports Jill Rutter.
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The Yvette Cooper speech showed Labour is not going to compete with the Tories to show who is toughest on immigration
It is a significant day for migration policy, with a government announcement on access to benefits for EU nationals and an important legal judgement on asylum support.
In Norway, state support for childcare goes to providers who have to meet quality criteria in order to receive any money.
We should be promoting integration and replicating success, rather than issuing unworkable policy statements.
Compared with other countries, in the UK there are complicated and inefficient mechanisms for the public funding of childcare.
Critics, who represent a wide range of interests, have called the Bill ‘unworkable’.
Quarterly migration statistics were issued today and the data show few surprises.
Jill Rutter criticises Chris Bryant’s recent comments on immigration.
It has been another week when immigration stories have been in the news, with horse trading over the accuracy of the International Passenger Survey – used by the government to estimate net migration – and calls by the think tank Demos to restrict EU migration.