UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Labour and Tories more interested in population size than border control – Huhne

Press Release   •   Dec 10, 2009 10:41 GMT

“We need to halt illegal immigration and ensure migrants move to where they are needed," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Responding to Alan Johnson’s comment that the public feel ‘terrorised’ by the idea of the population rising to 70m, Chris Huhne said:

“Labour and the Tories seem more interested in what the population will be in 30 years time than in re-establishing control of our borders and a firm but fair immigration system.

“We need to halt illegal immigration and ensure migrants move to where they are needed.

“The Liberal Democrats would immediately reintroduce exit checks, give a border force police powers and introduce a regional points-based system.”