Friday, 13 November 2009

Ireland and Immigration - Enough is enough

Brown to address immigration fears
By Tim Castle
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Gordon Brown will address public concern over immigration in a speech on Thursday, acknowledging that many people fear foreign workers are taking their jobs and putting strains on local housing. Steep rises in immigration over the past decade and a recession-led climb in unemployment have boosted support for the far right and fuelled charges Brown's Labour government has lost control of the nation's borders. The issue is set to be a factor in a general election due by June next year, with the Conservatives pledging they would impose a cap on immigration from outside the European Union.

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