Speaking on BBC Question Time, Brexit Secretary David Davis said he ‘can’t promise’ to reduce immigration to the number the Tories have promised in their manifesto.
When asked if the government would be able to fulfill its pledge to bring immigration down to less than 100,000 per year, Mr. Davis said:
‘It’s the aim, yes, but we can’t promise within five years’.
‘We would like to do it in the parliament, but I think, you know, it will be dictated by a number of things’.
‘The economy, the speed with which we can get our own people trained up to take the jobs, the changes in the welfare to encourage people to work’.
The Conservatives promised to bring immigration down ‘to the tens of thousands’ in 2010, and 2015, and have failed both times.
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