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[UPDATE: The ‘Lib’ ‘Dems’ have agreed to a cap on non-EU immigration as part of the coalition deal. So, if too many people bring spouses and children in, the rest will have to wait until next year, and multi-national businesses will not be able to transfer employees to the UK? Will refugees be turned away if businesses have recruited too many workers? If more migrants are needed for a bumper harvest, the crops will be left to rot in the fields? Will there be a rush to bring in family and workers at the beginning of the ‘immigration year’? Or is it all a load of unworkable and impossible to implement hogswash intended only to appeal to the anti-immigration lobby? This will be interesting.]

Well, the Tories are in. I can’t imagine their Lib Dem stooges voting for an immigration cap or abolition of the Human Rights Act, though.

For anyone thinking of (re)joining the Labour Party now that Phil Woolas is no longer still immigration minister, you’ll need to wait in line…

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