The immigration debate has been poisoned – Sam Bowman writes for CityAM

Research Director of the Adam Smith Institute, Sam Bowman, wrote an op-ed for CityAM, criticising the way in which facts and figures are manipulated in the immigration debate for political purposes.

This weekend, people across Europe will commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. They will celebrate the end of communism in Europe, the liberation of millions from totalitarianism, and the opening up of a continent to free movement between nations.

In Britain, however, the politics of migration has become grubbier. Everybody is now obsessed with immigration – that is, how to cut it. Where once we welcomed Polish pilots who had fought bravely in the Battle of Britain, now we fear that Polish benefit tourists will drain our tax coffers.

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