Labour announces new immigration strategy


Ed Miliband, the Leader of the Opposition, has announced the Labour Party’s ten point immigration strategy if they win the 2015 General Election.

The strategy includes:

  1. Recruiting 1,000 extra borders staff, paid for by a small charge on non-visa visitors to the UK.
  2. Stopping those who have committed serious crimes coming to Britain and deporting those who commit them after they arrive.
  3. Introducing full exit checks, so that we can count people in and out of the country.
  4. Ending the indefinite detention of people in the asylum system and upholding our traditions and obligations on refugees.
  5. Keeping the cap on workers from outside the EU and tightening the rules by requiring large firms hiring workers from outside to offer apprenticeships here.
  6. Making it illegal for employers to undercut wages by exploiting workers – and enforcing this law with a special 100-strong Home Office unit with investigatory powers.
  7. Banning recruitment agencies from hiring only from overseas.
  8. Closing the agency workers loophole where employers are able to use agency staff as a way to undercut the wages of permanent staff.
  9. Preventing people who come here from claiming benefits for at least two years or sending child benefit to families living abroad.
  10. Requiring people working in public services in public facing roles to speak English.