Prompted by Verity over at DK's, I have uncovered some fascinating statistics.
Another Labour MP making evidence-based-policy! Whatever next?
She doesn't always get it right though - she called for immigrants to be forced to learn English a few years ago, which is bollocks of course. Once people are here they are here, you can't deport them for failing a language test. The cheaper and better solution would be to grant residence permits only to people who can already speak reasonably good English when they apply.
* Update - a subsequent post at Vindico's has set me thinking - would such a ban be in the slightest enforceable? Hmmm...
YPP (London) meet-up, tomorrow Friday 28 April
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