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Britain: The Unexpected Europeanisation of Immigration
Britain: The Unexpected Europeanisation of Immigration
Introduction

If we judge British immigration politics by the buzzwords used to characterise them then the country has moved from ‘zero immigration’ in the 1970s and 1980s to ‘managed migration’ under New Labour from 1997–2010, then to ‘good immigration, not mass immigration’ with the creation of a ‘hostile environment’ for ‘unwanted immigrants’ under the Conservative–Liberal Democrat Coalition government 2010–15 and Conservative government after 2015. The context for this has been steep growth in immigration to the UK with net migration (the balance between immigration and emigration) estimated at 330,000 in 2015, the highest level since 2005. These numbers include EU citizens using free movement rights, non-EU migrants moving in particular into higher skilled employment, ...

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