Now we know why the Home Secretary did not commit the ‘tens of thousands’ immigration pledge rashly made by David Cameron in opposition. Britain is midway through a job creation miracle, with more jobs created each day in the UK than the on rest of the continent put together. And people with every right to live in Britain are coming here to work – as you might expect. Net migration from within the EU is now 75pc higher than when Cameron became Prime Minister. The chart below shows how immigration, which was coming down at first as Theresa May succeeded with her pledge to cut non-EU immigration, is now out of control again. It's not a great basis on which to fight Ukip at the general election.