Yvette Cooper, Labour’s shadow Home Secretary, has criticised Nigel Farage for suggesting that Britain needs a cap on arrivals to Britain of 50,000. Mr Farage insisted today that a cap on net migration is “mathematically impossible” and has pressed for the number of arrivals into Britain to be limited at 50,000 a year. Earlier in the week the Ukip leader said that net immigration should be 30,000 but said today that this would be a target rather than a cap.
Farage 4 March: “We will not ..set arbitrary targets which only result in broken promises”. Farage 2 April: 30k net migration “its a target”
— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) April 2, 2015