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Ed Miliband Political Broadcast Speech Tonight: "We got it wrong on immigration"


sport02

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Ahead of a major speech tomorrow by shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper on new Labour immigration policies, tonight Ed Miliband will make a political broadcast speech on the topic of immigration to be shown across England.

Some quotes from video.
One of the things we didn't get right was immigration.

Millions of people in Britain are concerend about immigration and if people are concerned about it, well Labour under his leadership will be talking about it.

Pace of change was too fast, it's not prejudice to worry about immigration, it's understandable and Labour were wrong to dismiss peoples concerns.
[video=youtube_share;d-Acda5Uh_A]http://youtu.be/d-Acda5Uh_A[/video]


We saw recently in the bi-election in Easleigh, UKIP beating the Conservatives and David Cameron talking tough on immigration especially Bulgaria and Romania of late, now Labour seem to be joining the debate.

Diane Abbot, a black candidate for the Labour leadership gone has voiced that Labour should not move to the right on this topic.
 
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They are only saying this because the pollsters are telling them its their major achilles heel with the electorate. However if Labour get in again the luvvies will be all over their policies on immigration again for another free for all.
 
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They are only saying this because the pollsters are telling them its their major achilles heel with the electorate. However if Labour get in the luvvies will be all their policies on immigration again for another free for all.
But really it's because they are opportunist cowards!
 

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To paraphrase the great Basil Fawlty, " And now Ed Milliband, your specialist subject, the Bleeding Obvious".
 

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labour doesn't care about ordinary people. It was tony Blair that turned London into a playground for mega rich russians
 

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"We got it wrong on immigration. And the economy.And Iraq.And...."

They need to do something to gain the spotlight, I'm not sure this is it.
 

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Those lefties are total racist xenophobes. I bet there is a huge cross-over between the BNP and Labour.
 

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"We got it wrong on immigration. And the economy.And Iraq.And...."

They need to do something to gain the spotlight, I'm not sure this is it.
But what? They will be largely bound by the same budgetary constraints as the current government is. So what does that leave? Perhaps class politics?
 

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I think we could pick up a thing or two from Ed over here.
Let's not dismiss immigration debate or labelled something for wanting a discussion on it.
 

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I'd say in the next 15-20 years some Irish politician will make that kind of speech as well.
 

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But what? They will be largely bound by the same budgetary constraints as the current government is. So what does that leave? Perhaps class politics?
Shadow defence secretary warns 'lazy Labour' over election strategy | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Class warfare works. Attacking the Tory leadership on their privileged pasts, their economic failures and coming up with concrete plans for youth/longterm unemployment would seem to be a better bet than trying to horn in on UKIPs game.
 

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What a hypocritical muppet from the same party that pushed mass immigration from new eu member states without any restrictions. This is to counter the rise of Ukip who are on the rise and rightly want to take power back from Brussels.
Britain like Ireland has given up its right to protect its borders from mass immigration within the eu.wait till Romanians Bulgarians have full rights to move here, just what we need mass immigration of unskilled mafia thugs
 

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I'd say in the next 15-20 years some Irish politician will make that kind of speech as well.
The damage will be done by then-that's the idea I suppose.
 

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I'm going to "do" a male poster here.

Jaysus, he's one ugly dude. Imagine waking up to that in the mornings..............ugh!!
 

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Shadow defence secretary warns 'lazy Labour' over election strategy | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Class warfare works. Attacking the Tory leadership on their privileged pasts, their economic failures and coming up with concrete plans for youth/longterm unemployment would seem to be a better bet than trying to horn in on UKIPs game.
The opportunities and challenges of that strategy were on display at PMQs today

Edward Miliband (Doncaster North) (Lab):
I would like to ask the Prime Minister about an individual case that has been raised with me. John works in east London and is worried about what is happening to his living standards. His salary is £1 million and he is worried that under proposed EU regulations, his bonus may be capped at just £2 million. Will the Prime Minister tell us what he is going to do for John?

The Prime Minister:
What I would say to John and everyone like John is that under this Government, bonuses are one quarter of what they were when the right hon. Gentleman was in the Treasury. I will take lots of lectures from lots of people, but I do not have to listen to the croupier in the casino when it all went bust.
Read - UK Parliament

So Labour can get some good lines out of it but DC will keep coming back to Labour in power during the boom. So Labour probably need to explore nipping away at the Tory base on immigration as well.
 

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Officially 17%:D. In reality it's prob atleast one in five.
Probably. That figure was from 2011. Shatter lashed out visas like no tomorrow last year, add in illegals and immigrants reluctance to fill out census forms and the figure rises significantly again.

On a per capita basis, we took in much more immigrants thqn the uk since the turn of the century.
 
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