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Net migration hits highest level on record

Net migration to Britain was an estimated 330,000 in the year to March - the highest figure on record, official figures have confirmed.

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Cooper: PM needs to stop immigration target 'dishonesty'

Yvette Cooper said a 'sensible plan' is needed to tackle immigration targets. Credit: PA

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has said the record net migration figures show the prime minister "needs to stop the dishonesty over his failed immigration target and replace it with a sensible plan instead which properly separates immigration and asylum".

She added: "All his overblown rhetoric has achieved is a decline in public confidence as the electorate are faced with more broken promises."

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