The Business Secretary said he was worried that the debate on immigration was not based on facts but was being undermined by people’s prejudices.
Mr Cable said that attempting to deal with the issue by cutting net migration - the difference between the numbers of people arriving and leaving the country - did not make sense.
He said: “One of the reasons why net immigration declines is that if more people want to emigrate, which one would have thought was rather a bad thing. We are often operating with a concept that often gives us very misleading and unhelpful conclusions.
First https://twitter.com/LondonChurches tweet comes from the very excellent Migrant Voice conference #mvconf13
After the Archbishop of Westminster's welcome intervention over the income requirement for spouses ( http://www.thetablet.co.uk/latest-news/5280
), hopefully this is another sign of the church moving off the fence on
issues related to immigration, the family, and basic human rights and
values - such as those we campaign on.
https://twitter.com/BritCits immigrant of the day :
#Immigrant of day:Baron Bilimoria born India Worked @EYnews Studied @LondonMetUni Founded Cobra beer #employees: 200
After two years in hiding, Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam flees to London.
Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam surfaced in London, after escaping from Bahrain, where he has been in hiding for two years. In absentia, Abdulemam, 35 years old, was slapped with a 15-year prison sentence for belonging to a terror organisation and for seeking to topple the government.
The Atlantic details his escape from Bahrain in a secret car compartment through the causeway which links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia. From there, Ali fled to Kuwait, and was then smuggled by fishermen into Iraq. He then travelled from Basra to Najaf and boarded an Iraqi Airways flight to London, where he was granted political asylum.