Borders 1) Cameron: Give me a tough deal on immigration, or I’ll campaign to leave the EU

Cameron1‘David Cameron will pledge a tough crackdown on welfare payments to make Britain a less attractive destination today, but will resist calls to fight the election on a pledge to cap EU immigrants. The prime minister will leave open the option of campaigning for a British exit from Brussels if demands for action to reduce immigration “fall on deaf ears”. “If we cannot put our relationship with the EU on a better footing, then of course I rule nothing out,” he will say.’ – The Times (£)


>Today: ToryDiary: Cameron’s immigration speech – a struggle in a trap of his own devising

Borders 2) Net migration target torn to shreds

‘Immigration is pushing the population up faster now than when David Cameron came to power in 2010, official figures showed yesterday. It added 260,000 people to numbers in the country in the year up to June – a jump of 78,000 on the previous year that means the end of the Prime Minister’s promise to cut back net migration to ‘tens of thousands’ a year. In 2010 net migration stood at 244,000.’ – Daily Mail


>Yesterday: ToryDiary: The death of the net immigration pledge Continue to all today’s Newslinks