Yvette Cooper: The immigration system 'isn't working'

The Labour party will continue to reposition itself on immigration today as Yvette Cooper delivers a speech on short-term visas.

"The system isn't working at the moment and it has got significantly worse since the election," Ms Cooper will say.

Ms Cooper is expected to say: "The system isn't working" Credit: David Jones/PA Archive

The Shadow Home Secretary will mention halving the number of people refused entry, backlogs in finding failed asylum seekers, and a drop in deportations of illegal immigrants.

She will highlight the reduced numbers of foreign prisoners currently being removed, as proof the Tory government is failing to tackle the problem.


Labour: End visa loopholes

Today Labour will call for an end to student visitor visa loopholes, as the party continues to reposition itself on immigration.