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    Supposedly we can limit non-EU migration whilst being a member of the EU. So why didn't Cameron limit it? Especially knowing the public discontent with mass immigration.

    David Cameron's refusal to tackle the immigration he (supposedly) could control played right into Brexit's hands imo.

    Lest we forget.

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    EXACTLY!? Because he's INCOMPETENT. It's not called broken Britain for kicks.
    My issue is not that migrants were here. My issue was that it wasn't being managed. Glad we Left because now HE has left :ahee:
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    Because the EU didnt let him. He went to the EU for further renegotiations and came back with nothing so we voted to leave the EU.
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    David Cameron and the Conservatives didn't limit non-EU migration because, in a rare display of economic competence from them, they realised that immigration is good for the economy.

    Immigration raises GDP and GDP per capita and brings in tens of billions of pounds to the public purse on the margin. (Between 2001-2011, non-EU migrants contributed £20.5 billion more to the public purse than they took, on the margin - see table 6).

    So, given that we were recovering from the global financial crisis, it would have been economically incompetent to cut non-EU migration.

    Of course, one could ask why Cameron made that pledge in the first place? As usual, he was prioritising short-term tactics (mitigating the threat from rightwing populists on his right flank) as opposed to thinking about long-term strategy. Thus, his legacy will be that of a mendacious and decitful Prime Minister, who betrayed those who voted for him with numerous false promises, and who obviously inflicted huge suffering on working-class communities through his austerity measures.
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    (Original post by pizza5000)
    Supposedly we can limit non-EU migration whilst being a member of the EU. So why didn't Cameron limit it? Especially knowing the public discontent with mass immigration.

    David Cameron's refusal to tackle the immigration he (supposedly) could control played right into Brexit's hands imo.

    Lest we forget.


    Because he couldn't.

    Because the EU wouldn't allow us to control our own immigration.

    That's one reason why leaving is fantastic.
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    Non-EU is quite a wide banner. When people say "multiculturalism has failed" and that immigrants are ruining neighborhoods, I somehow don't think they were referring to Americans, Canadias and Australians!
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    Non-EU is quite a wide banner. When people say "multiculturalism has failed" and that immigrants are ruining neighborhoods, I somehow don't think they were referring to Americans, Canadias and Australians!
    So just coloured people eh? #racisttttt
 
 
 
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