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25 May 2023

Migration Figures: Statement

Today’s migration figures show 606,000 in numbers and the anti-migrant rhetoric has increased with it. We cannot and should not view people coming here to support our economies and sectors as a disposable number.

The Government is driving its agenda to convince us that there are “too many migrants”- which is both inflammatory and untrue. This idea has come straight from the scapegoating playbook. Migrant communities are not a threat that needs to be dealt with. They are not a drain on the UK’s resources or public services. In fact without them, the NHS would likely have collapsed long ago. The criticism should remain focused on the Government’s austerity policies and welfare cuts, which deprive all of our communities of resources and the public services we need.