British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire from the senior members of his own party over the government’s failure to reduce migration into the UK, amid fierce debates over the country’s future in the European Union (EU).
In a scathing open letter published on Sunday, Tory MP Boris Johnson, and Justice Secretary Michael Gove described as “corrosive” the Prime Minister’s failure to keep his promise to bring migration levels down.
Back in 2010, Cameron announced a series of new measures to tackle illegal migration and pledged to reduce net migration into Britain to below 100,000, “no ifs, no buts.”
This week, however, quarterly figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that net migration to the UK, the difference between the number of people entering the European country and leaving it, rose to 333,000 in 2015, rendering ineffective Cameron’s measures six years into their implementation.
In their open letter,…