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Rennie: Migration concerns not unique to Scotland

September 18, 2018 4:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the publication of the UK Migration Advisory Committee report, EEA migration in the UK, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie said:

"Scotland faces the twin challenges of an ageing population and key worker shortages. But these problems are not unique to us. Areas of England, Wales and Northern Ireland share our population trends and need for agricultural workers, NHS and social care staff.

"Immigrants are boosting tax revenues and helping pay for the public services that we all rely on. Immigration enriches our lives.

"This debate needs to be fought UK wide. Cutting ourselves off and looking at this issue in isolation isn't the smartest way to solve it. Let's find an immigration system that works for the whole of the UK.