The 4pm news bulletin on BBC Radio Five Live reported Immigration Minister Phil Woolas’ suggestion that the number of people coming into Britain needed to be limited given Britain’s difficult economic circumstances. The newsreader went on to say that the Tories said that Labour were copying Tory policy. It is beyond question that Labour is copying Tory policy. Damian Green and David Davis were proposing limits on immigration from outside the EU nearly two years ago. It would have been more accurate if the BBC had simply said: The Conservatives proposed such a limit on immigration two years ago.
PS We won’t hold our breath waiting for Labour to implement any limit.