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Ed Balls MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, said in response to the High Court ruling on the government’s temporary ‘cap’ on immigration:

 “The government’s immigration policy is in a state of chaos. Their so called cap may have sounded good before the election but it wasn’t properly thought through and didn’t get the scrutiny it deserved. Not only will it do little to control immigration it also risks damaging British businesses. Cutting the number of border officers and staff by nearly a quarter raises serious questions about the security of our borders and whether the government’s policies can be enforced. And David Cameron’s flagship election promise to bring net migration down to the tens of thousands has now been watered down from a firm pledge to just an aim.” 

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