Davidson urges May to drop migration target

  • 29 May 2018
1193 Good-feeling Nike Air Jordan 4 Men Black Red Shoes
Image copyright PA
Image caption Ms Davidson has shown an increasing desire in recent months to speak about issues beyond those controlled by Holyrood

Ruth Davidson has renewed her call for the UK government to scrap its ambition of cutting immigration to the "tens of thousands".

Adidas Mens Shoes / Solar Yellow Solar Red Black Shoes Adidas Title Run W69L3731z,,Cheap Nike PG 2 Black Volt White Pink for Sale,Adidas Mens Shoes / Core Black Running White Grey Shoes Adidas Sprintstar 4 HH39Ujn1x,Adidas Mens Shoes / Aluminum White Black Shoes Adidas J Wall RU58Kv1r,.Adidas Golf adicross III Athletic Shoes Black / Black / Running White,Cheap Nike LeBron 15 White/Metallic Gold,Adidas D Rose 773 Iii Boys Grade School White/Black Basketball Shoes,.

In a speech in Glasgow, the Scottish Conservative leader said the target "has never been met and does not fit the requirements of the country".

Adidas Carozoon LG Sandals Children Vivid Berry / Running White / Bahia Coral,Cheap Nike Kyrie S1 Hybrid Black/Sport Blue/White,Adidas ACE 16.2 Men's Soccer Shoes White,,9110 Nice Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro Men Black Green Shoes,756 Popularity Nike Air Jordan 6 Retro Men Chinese Red White Shoes,.Cheap Nike Kobe 9 Light Blue Black White for Sale,6228 Clearance Nike Air Max 90 New Men Golden Color Shoes,.

She argued that the UK needs to attract new people if it is to build a strong economy.

4603 Real Nike Air Jordan 3 Men Gray Shoes,Cheap Nike KD 9 White/Black/Gym Red for Sale,3125 Discount Nike Air Huarache Classic Men Black Shoes,,2018 Nike Magista Obra FG Nike Magista Football Boots at Sports Direct Finland Nike Magista Obra Fg Nike Nike Magista Obra Men's Firm Ground Football Boot,2018 Kobe XI Shoes Kobe Shoes Kobe Bryant Shoes For Sale,.Cheap Nike Hyperdunk 2016 High Black-Pink Blast-Volt-Orange for Sale,2018 Adidas Springblade Clearance Sale Cheap Adidas Springblade Drive VS Razor,.

And she urged Theresa May to prioritise the NHS over tax cuts.

2017 Nike Internationalist Premium Nike Air Pegasus 83 Suede 599129 440 Men's Classic Casual Nike Nike Internationalist Mid,Cheap Lakai Daly MJ Black Leather Skate Shoes for Men Online,2017 Air Jordan 6 Kids Air Jordans 6 Better Ups For Fewer Bucks 2018 Authentic Air Jordan 6 VI For Sale 6 Retro Jordan 6 Carmine Shop Jordan 6 Carmine,,2017 Adidas High Top Adidas High Tops shoes Nike shoes Adidas shoes Puma adidas Outdoor Hi Tops adidas NZ Adidas Men Patent Leather Low Top Shell Toes Us 11,1100 Discount Nike Air Jordan 5 Retro Men Cool Grey Shoes,Cheap Emerica Indicator Low White/Gum Skate Shoes for Men Outlet,MBHU421DPZS Corso Como - Buy Taupe Englewood,.

The target of reducing net migration to tens of thousands was set by David Cameron at the start of the coalition government in 2010.

But the goal has never been reached - with annual net migration to the UK currently standing at about 240,000.

TURS527ILOT Vaneli - Hot Sale Black Valka,Cheap Air Jordan Spiz'ike Stealth / Black 315371-091 Basketball Shoes,HRWL533PVAJ Gaimo For Office - High Discount Navy Cream Canvas Alp Espadrilled,,RRMS786JYMV Kate Spade New York - Cheap Black Satin Sallyp,Clarks Womens Shoes / White Shoes Clarks Leisa Sugar Slide Sandals AW42995131c,.Cheap Air Jordan 2012 New Arrivals AJ0029 Basketball Shoes,Clarks Artisan Womens Shoes / Black Shoes Clarks Noreen Will Slip On KG845386414,.

The Home Office argues that the public is in favour of lower immigration.

'Prosperous culture'

In a sign of her growing confidence and stature within the Conservative Party, Ms Davidson said she wanted to challenge the view that immigration is "some sort of problem to be fixed, a wrong to be corrected".

Cheap Mustang Exquisite Ankle Boots Kastanie for Women,Cheap Adidas Seeley Court White/Energy Blue/Energy Skate Shoes for Men On Sale,Carvela Tan Women Kandy&Nbsp Heeled Clogs&Nbsp Newest,,Boots Women Zigi Soho Lada Boot Black Brand new,Boots Women Steve Madden Tangy Boot Taupe To Buy,Cheap adidas Crazy Explosive 2017 Wine Red Multi for Sale,Boots Women Qupid Mady-37A Bootie Silver Cheap,.

She has previously warned her party that it needs to embrace a more open, liberal outlook in order to win over younger voters.

Ms Davidson told her audience at Glasgow University: "We should have the confidence to recognise that people from other nations wanting to come to our country is a sign of our success as a vibrant, prosperous culture.

"And we should acknowledge that, if we want to build a strong economy, then we need people to come here".

Boots Women Michael Antonio Keane Bootie Beige 100% brand new,Calvin Klein Winter Taupe/Black Kid Suede/Elastic Greciab AGE394494,Boots Women Journee Collection Carver Boot Tan Very Cheap,,Boots Women Fergalicious Brianne Bootie Black Outlet On Sale,Boots Women Cougar Ruby Plaid Rain Shoe Black/GreyPlaid Beat,.Brogues Men Stanley Leather Wingtip Brogues Brown Very Cheap,Boots Women Blondo Palmyre Bootie Burgundy New Exclusive,.

SVBY883RDSU H By Hudson - Buy Brown Angus Brogue Boots
Image copyright PA
Image caption Net migration to the UK remains at similar levels to 2014 despite the target of reducing it to less than 100,000

Ms Davidson, who is expecting her first child later this year, said she wanted EU citizens who live in the UK to stay - and pointed out that she has a personal interest in ensuring this happens as her Irish fiancee is an EU citizen.

Boots Women Aerosoles Polkadot Bootie Grey Provide,Brando Ferruccio - Prato - BR616SH00JTJ - Men's Boots,Black Women Jersey V By Halter Neck Coupon,,Billini Imogen - Nude PU - BI358SH73XJI - Women's Sandals,.Beauty Women Orange V By Maple Tie Up Flat Espadrille&Nbsp Spacious,Boots Men Wolverine 1000 Mile Centennial Boot Cognac Super,Authentic Women Shoe Black High Box Raina&Nbsp Heel Chelsea Boots&Nbsp Eye-Catching,.

She added: "I see neither the sense nor the need to stick to an immigration figure devised nearly a decade ago, which has never been met and does not fit the requirements of the country.

Athletic Women Reebok ZQuick Goddess 2.0 Lightweight Running Shoe - Womens MintGreen/Blue/Black Get Cheap,Boots Men Replay Nest Zip Mens Boots Charcoal 2017,Asics Womens Shoes / Lightning Blue Pink Shoes Asics GT-1000 2 wide width Technical Running EE585237r1b,,Anti-cold New Balance 996 Women New Balance 2018 Fall M996 Revlite Collection Airows SUEDE New Balance 996 Revilite Mid store New Balance M996 996 GY Made in,Alegria Womens Shoes / Pewter Shoes Alegria Lara Sandals GH6965511r,Boots Men Jacob Suede Chelsea Boots Brown 2017 New Style,Air Max 90 Premium EM Womens Shoes Green - 91097 Clearnce,.

"Setting an immigration target reduced to the tens of thousands is one thing when unemployment is running over 8%. Refusing to review it when the country nears full employment and sectors are reporting skills shortages is quite another.

Air Jordan XI (11) Retro Cheap Jordan Women/Men's Shoes For Sale Online Num:AhJ391,,Boots Men Firetrap Chelsea Boots Chocolate Factory Sale,Air Jordan Retro Shoes for Sale Discount Nike 4 Iv Womens Black Orange,.Air Jordan 1 Wheat Cheap Jordan Women/Men's Shoes For Sale Online Num: SS006,Adidas Solar Boost Women Black/Crystal White/Halo Blue Running Shoes,Boots Men Bullboxer Rimos Boot Brown Authentic,Adidas NMD Create Runner R1 W Black Pink Peach outlets Mesh S75234 Most Expensive Womens,.

"Even if that target were to stay, I see no reason why overseas students should be included within the numbers counted".

970 Best Nike Air Max 1 Women Rose Shoes,Blue Grey Mens Shoes / Nike Free Run 3 Get Cheap,5911 Discount Nike Free 3.0 V5 Women Green Shoes,,2018 UGG Mini Bailey Bow Corduroy Women's Oxblood 1479530,2018 Adidas Marathon Men Women Adidas Marathon TR 13 Femme Mens adidas Marathon 10 FREE Shipping Exchanges womens adidas marathon tr 13 shoes knit v21846 blue,Black Mens Nike Shoes to Buy Hot Sell Zoom Kd V Blue,2017 New Color Mens/Womens Suppliers Air Jordan 13 Lowest price Love Respect White/Blue,.

Image copyright PA
Image caption Ms Davidson and fiancee Jen Wilson are expecting their first child later this year

Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected repeated calls to take students out of the government's immigration figures.

2017 Adidas Marathon Flyknit Women adidas marathon shoes eBay adidas Marathon 10 Yahoo Adidas Marathon Products on Wanelo Want Need,Best Price Unique designing MLB Personalized custom 3D watermark version Jerseys,Classic Nike Dunk Limited Edition SB Low Pro Wheat 883232 700 Hot,,Children Air Jordan 13 Black Red Shoes,Cheap Santa Cruz Vintage Black Stevo Walkshort for Men Online Sale,Base London Beige Shorei IFY586143,Cheap Nike LeBron Ambassador 9 Camo for Sale,.

And the UK government has promised reforms to the UK's immigration regime once it is no longer tied to EU free movement rules after Brexit.

Unlike Westminster, there is cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament for increasing immigration in order to tackle the country's aging population.

Tax breaks

The SNP's Growth Commission report, which was published last week, proposed giving tax breaks to skilled immigrants in order to attract them to an independent Scotland.

Cheap Nike Kyrie 1 Black White for Sale,B25572 BLU Men's adidas Originals Tubular Runner PrimeKnit Casual Shoes Blue Spirit/Black Vintage White,Cheap Nike KD 8 Elite White/Black for Sale,,Cheap Lakai Fura Black Suede Skate Shoes for Men Online Sale,Cheap Balenciaga Triple S Triple Black for Men,Athletic Men Nike FS Lite Run 2 Premium Lightweight Running Shoe - Mens Red/Black Outlet Shop,Cheap Air Jordan 13 Retro White / Wheat 309259-171 Basketball Shoes,.

Ms Davidson went on to warn the UK government over its handling of the NHS, which is fully devolved in Scotland.

She said the health service was reaching a "tipping point" over funding, and that its long-term future needed to be secured in order to tackle the crisis of trust in politics and restore faith in "centre ground values".

She said: "The UK government has acted to reduce the tax burden on working families. It has honoured its promise to do so. Raising the income tax threshold has reduced taxes for millions of UK workers and has taken thousands out of taxation altogether.

Cheap adidas Crazy Explosive Primeknit Black/Grey for Sale,Asos Oxblood Against The Wind Fringe Ankle Boots DYY264628,Buy Jordan Shoes Online for Cheap to Air 1 I Leopard Mens Fur Inside Winter Purple Red,,Brando Attilio 053109 Chumbo - Chumbo - BR616SH65VHU - Men's Sneakers,Boots Men Rockport Toloni Boot Brown Favorite,Ask The Missus Khaki Suede Cookie Desert Bootst YHS024789,Boots Men Fred Grained-Leather Brogue Boots Brown The Best Cheap,.

"But the UK government has a choice to make.

"And, if that choice is between extra spending on the NHS or introducing further tax breaks beyond those already promised, I choose the NHS."

What has the reaction been?

SNP MSP Gillian Martin said: "Ruth Davidson ironically makes a very strong case for how the UK is simply not working for Scotland, whether it comes to their damaging approach to Brexit, immigration, or austerity, the UK government are actively harming jobs, public services and living standards in Scotland."

And she claimed Ms Davidson had "no credibility" on NHS funding as "just a few months ago she was demanding tax cuts for the rich that would have cost the health service in Scotland £550m".

Boots Men Brushed-Nubuck Lace-Up Boots Black Best Buy,Asics Mens Shoes / White Black Royal Boys Shoes Asics Gel-Cumulus 15 YY18U411,Black Nike Mens Shoes Zoom Kobe Ix 9 High 2015 New Releases Light Gray Green Hot,,Best Brand Cheap Jersey Reebok Denver Broncos Good-feeling Customized Youth Authentic Orange Low Price,.Badgley Mischka Silver Metallic Leather Tristah VQO787794,Asics GT-2000 2 - White Blue & Black - AS119SF11AOM - Men's Sport-Running,Athletic Men Brooks Glycerin 12 Performance Running Shoe - Mens Grey/Orange Buy Best,.

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard said Ms Davison "offers nothing to the people of Scotland other than division".

He added: "The Tories have presided over nearly a decade of stagnating economic growth and declining living standards while simultaneously eroding hard-won workers and trade union rights".

Asics Wine White Flash Yellow Gel - Nimbus 15r EPP142628,Anti-cold Nike Tiempo Legend V FG Nike FG Soccer Cleats Shoes Fox Soccer Shop Nike Tiempo Legends Shop for Nike Tiempo Legends,Asics Mens Shoes / Carbon Red Pepper Black Shoes Asics Gt-2000 V3 RY36U61z,,Anti-cold Nike Magista Obra Nike Magista Obra vs Mercurial Superfly IV Volky's Room How to Clean The Nike Magista Obra YouTube Nike Magista Cleats Now Nike Magista Cleats Here,.Anti-cold Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Kids Cheap Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost For Get Paid For Tweets adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Tan Retailers Complex,Anti-cold Air Jordan 6 Sneakers Nike Air Jordan VI 6 Oreo White Black DS 169 SoleNews26 Jordan retro 6 Carmine's GS Air Jordan 6 VI Original OG Black Black Infra Red,Aldo Brown Gregx GMS696935,.