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David Cameron calls for immigration curbs to keep population below 70 million

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/11/2010

Francis Elliott and Richard Ford

"David Cameron called yesterday for the population of Britain to be kept below 70 million. The Conservative Party leader said that it was not unrealistic to reduce net immigration to levels recorded in the 1990s and that the current trends were too much.

"Mr Cameron was speaking after the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton, called for immigration to be limited to about 40,000 a year, partly to protect Britain's Christian ethos. Mr Cameron said that he did not support our population going to 70 million, but said that his concern was to relieve pressure on public services.

"I think we should be focusing on the pressure on our public services on health and education and housing, he told the Andrew Marr Show on BBC One. In the past decade, net immigration in some years has been sort of 200,000, so implying a two million increase over a decade, which I think is too much."

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"David Cameron calls for immigration curbs to keep population below 70 million", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 16/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-calls-for-immigration-curbs-to-keep-population-below-70-million