Alex Massie Alex Massie

The children of migrants are just as British as anyone else

I long ago accepted that the Conservative party has lost its mind on immigration but until recently I still hoped it retained its decency. Alas, such charity seems ever more sorely misplaced.

Responding to a question from Andrew Green, the MigrationWatch campaigner inexplicably elevated to the peerage by David Cameron, in the upper house yesterday, Lord Bates, a Home Office Minister, suggested immigration needs to be further restricted because too many foreign-born women residing in Britain are having babies.

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