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Osborne in apparent immigration target warning

George Osborne appears to have admitted defeat on the Tory pledge to bring annual net immigration below 100,000 by the next General Election.

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BBC: Cameron's EU referendum covered 'impartially'

The BBC has refuted claims made by the Work and Pensions Secretary that it had failed to give enough prominence to Prime Minister David Cameron's promise of an in-out vote in 2017. A BBC spokeswoman said:

The BBC has given the Conservative Party's policy on an in-out referendum on Europe extensive coverage from the moment the pledge was made, and ever since.

We are satisfied that we have covered the EU referendum promise impartially and accurately.

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