Cabinet split on immigration as Vince Cable condemns net migration target

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Vince Cable Worried About targets

Vince Cable Worried About targets

Cabinet divisions over immigration policy spilled into the open on Thursday when Vince Cable, the business secretary, claimed that the government target of reducing net migration was dishonest and could cause “enormous damage” to the economy.

Cable’s comments were published ahead of the Liberal Democrat leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg giving his first speech on the subject since joining the government. In Clegg’s address on Friday, he will formally announce the coalition’s intention to introduce cash bonds to discourage people from overstaying on their visas, and double fines for employers who knowingly take on illegal workers.

 

Read more at the Guardian

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