Reducing migration has little to do with Brexit – we've had a points-based system since 2008

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If Brexit is supposed to mean anything, it’s that the UK will "take back control", including a tighter grip on migration. The one and only policy Boris Johnson has repeatedly proposed since the EU referendum is that Brexit means the UK can launch its own Australian-style points-based immigration system. Johnson has promised that this will mean a cut in immigration. But if Brexit is stopped, then there can be no points-based system and migration will rise. This is a core campaign manifesto pledge that his appeal to voters rests on. The problem with Johnson's only "new" idea on immigration isn't that it's a house of cards, but a stinking pack of lies. It's time he was called out. Download the...

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