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The net migration target is one of the strangest political fetishes in recent history

Wadsworth, Jonathan (2017) The net migration target is one of the strangest political fetishes in recent history. LSE Brexit (19 Jun 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The net migration target is one of the strangest political fetishes of modern political history, writes Jonathan Wadsworth. He argues that it is far from obvious why any government would seek to target something over which it has very little control. Even if migration from the EU fell to zero, the net migration numbers would be way above the 100,000 target. He concludes that the evidence of immigration’s impacts in the UK is that it seems to matter much more politically than it does economically.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 08:29
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81608

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