According to an article on the BBC News website by David Goodhart of the centre-left Prospect magazine (based on his Analysis broadcast, 8/2) the extraordinary levels of immigration in the earlier years of this Labour government came about mostly by accident:
You will doubtless recall the comments of former Labour advisor Andrew Neather, who let the cat out of the bag last year when he said that mass immigration was engineered by Labour to rub the Conservatives' nose in diversity - i.e. that it was no accident. They were dismissed by Labour and downplayed by the BBC (after being ignored for days). Now, thanks to Migration Watch's efforts and a Freedom of Information Request, a draft cabinet paper has been released that confirms what Mr Neather said:
There's nothing yet on the BBC News website about this scandal. Will there by later today?
Not a sheep has more detail on this exasperating story:
************UPDATE: THERE'S NO UPDATE***
Needless to say, having come home from work and re-checked the BBC News website, this story is still missing-in-action. It will stay missing-in-action unless it grows too big for even the BBC to ignore. The BBC will be the last to report it.
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