Tory immigration language ‘like National Front of 1970s’

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The shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, has accused the Tories of borrowing the language of the 1970s National Front and vowed that Labour would not join “an arms race of rhetoric on immigration”.

She claimed that a decade after the home secretary, Theresa May, had warned the Tories about being the “nasty party”, it was back with the use of divisive gimmicks that even the Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, had condemned as going too far.

In her Labour party conference speech, Cooper confirmed that Labour would place stronger requirements on companies to take on apprentices when they recruited from abroad as part of a battery of measures to stop a race to the bottom in the labour market.

theresa mayyShe also promised a fresh drive against human trafficking, which she described as the stain of modern-day slavery which led to children disappearing into sex work and cannabis farming.

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