Without a firm, stated base, we are vulnerable to being pushed around by the Commission. Ministers might find it uncomfortable to talk numbers, but they must.
Posts by Lord Green
Lord Green is Chairman of Migrationwatch UK.
Andrew Green: The Government has lost its way on immigration – and the Home Secretary shows no interest in reducing it
We should not allow ourselves, in the next phase of negotiations, to be drawn into further migration concessions in exchange for trade concessions.
These practical recommendations outline how EU migration could be sharply reduced while preserving access for employers to the best and brightest from across the EU..
Andrew Green: No, EFTA membership would not give us adequate control of immigration. There is a better way.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
Brexit offers an opportunity to change our path – and failing to do so could bring very serious electoral consequences.
Some employers have been doing very nicely out of labour which puts up with low pay, poor conditions and little flexibility in their hours.
Andrew Green: A soft Brexit would mean mass immigration – of over 100,000 people a year net until the late 2030s
Our population could grow by just over 11 million by 2039 – two thirds of which would be the result of the direct and indirect effects of immigration.
These Lords amendments are an attempt by the Higher Education lobby to throw off the yoke of Government immigration controls.
It is intended to create a means by which peers and MPs can seek to hold up leaving the EU.
Employers will have to adjust pay and conditions, but they will have time to do so.
MigrationWatch believes that net migration from the EU is unlikely to fall below 155,000 in the medium to long term for as long as free movement continues.
Such a move would provide some reassurance to the public whose strong desire for a reduction in net migration played a decisive role in the referendum result.
The Government which Daniel Korski worked for was responsible for the lack of evidence on the effects of migration of which he now complains.
The introduction of a work permit scheme that confines EU migration to skilled employment would by our calcuation reduce it net by approximately 100,000 a year.
Andrew Green: The people have spoken – and they want lower immigration. Now Westminster must duly deliver it.
Failure to make significant progress will send droves of both Conservative and Labour voters into the arms of UKIP.