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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Soubry: We should understand the 'value of immigrants'

Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Anna Soubry has expressed doubts on George Osborne's target, to bring annual net immigration down below 100,000 by the next General Election.

Anna Soubry said the real argument is making people understand the value of immigrants in the country. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Speaking on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show she said:

"The real argument is making sure that people understand the value of immigrants in our country, but we've got to make sure that we are doing things properly in a planned way."

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