Immigration under Labour

13869 ~ 9523 ~ Tim Finch ~ Tim Finch Tim Finch, ~ 12524 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ David Goodhart David Goodhart
~ 11735 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Sarah Spencer Sarah Spencer, ~ 12514 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Rob Ford Rob Ford, ~ 12515 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Will Somerville Will Somerville, ~ 12516 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Ed Owen Ed Owen, ~ 12517 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Barbara Roche Barbara Roche, ~ 12518 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Claude Moraes Claude Moraes, ~ 9613 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ John Denham John Denham, ~ 12519 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Don Flynn Don Flynn, ~ 9565 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Matt Cavanagh Matt Cavanagh, ~ 12520 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Phil Woolas Phil Woolas, ~ 12521 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Arten Llazari Arten Llazari, ~ 12522 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Greg Thomson Greg Thomson, ~ 7557 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Jon Cruddas Jon Cruddas, ~ 12523 ~ Immigration under Labour ~ Shamit Saggar Shamit Saggar
Published Tue 23 Nov 2010
This collection of essays, which draws together contributions from people who worked on immigration during the Blair-Brown years -- both inside and outside government -- sets out to answer why the issue caused such problems for Labour.

In the main, it is a set of reflections on a historical period, but the authors also seek to draw lessons for the future.

In its famous five pledges, first made before the 1997 general election and updated in 2001, New Labour told the British people how it wanted to change the UK. The focus was on education, health, crime, youth unemployment and sound economic management.

By 2005, a sixth pledge was added, in a new policy area: 'Your country's borders protected.' It represented a belated recognition among the party hierarchy of an issue that had loomed large over Labour's years in government: immigration.

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