Davidson urges May to drop migration target
Ruth Davidson has renewed her call for the UK government to scrap its ambition of cutting immigration to the "tens of thousands".
Womens Sandals Rocket Dog Aviara Natural Safari Snake,,Unisex Shoes Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Black/Red/WhiteWomens Shoes Rocket Dog Raylan Black Odyssey,Womens Shoes Rocket Dog Jazzin Blue Danna,.Womens Sandals Sam Edelman Reid Almond Patent,Unisex Shoes Converse Deck Star '70 Slip Black/White/EgretWomens Sandals Sam Edelman Kayde Almond Patent,.
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".
Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Bev Blush/Black Leather,Unisex Shoes Converse Weapon Mid Black/SpinachWomens Shoes Sam Edelman Margot Space Blue Oily Velour Suede Leather/Sport Nylon,,Womens Shoes Saucony Guide 8 Blue/Navy/Coral,Womens Shoes Superga 2750 SHRDJNSW Indigo/Red,.Unisex Shoes Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Ox Burnt UmberWomens Shoes Superga 2750 Pail COTW Silver,.
She argued that the UK needs to attract new people if it is to build a strong economy.
Womens Shoes Timberland Earthkeepers Hookset Handcrafted Oxford Dark Pink,Womens Shoes Converse CTAS Shroud Classic CheetahWomens Boots UGG Bailey Bow Grey Twinface,,Womens Boots UGG Kyra Black Suede,Womens Boots UGG Classic Mini Metallic Conifer Aster Suede,.Unisex Shoes Converse by John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star Dipped Outsole Hi Dipped Black/Black/BeWomens Boots UGG Reignfall Liberty Asphalt,.
And she urged Theresa May to prioritise the NHS over tax cuts.
Womens Boots UGG Abree Short Aubergine,Womens Boots ECCO Sculptured 45 W Ankle Zip Black/BlackWomens Slippers UGG Aira Crystals Pinecone Suede,,Womens Boots Vaneli Raoul Black nappa/MTCH Elastic,Womens Sandals Vaneli Blisse Black,Womens Boots ECCO Chase II Boot Picante/Whiskey/AmberWomens Shoes Vaneli Aleka White Belly Print,.
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.
Womens Shoes Vaneli Maxim Camel Hair/Black,Womens Boots ECCO Touch 55 Mid Cut Bootie Moon Rock/Warm GreyWomens Shoes Vaneli Farren Clear Vinyl/Black Gross Grain,,Womens Shoes Vaneli Armon Black Nappa/Black Cheppa Print/Black Elastic,Womens Shoes Vaneli Neddy Black Suede 2,.Womens Boots ECCO Touch 55 Mid Cut Bootie Black/BlackWomen's Running Climachill Crop Top,.
The Home Office argues that the public is in favour of lower immigration.
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".
Superman Boys Bermudas,Womens Boots ECCO Adel Mid Boot Black/BlackNike Gym Vintage,,Nike Ace Pique,Nike SB Icon Cherry Blossom Pullover,Womens Boots ECCO Elaine Tall Boot Black/BlackNike Air Pivot Mesh,.
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".
Women's Farm Confete Firebird Shorts,Womens Sandals ECCO Touch 25 Strap Sandal Moon Rock/Rose Dust/Coffee Universe/Whisper/ClodineJordan AJ XI Fleece,,Nike Dri-FIT Speed,Boxer Shorts 2 pack,.Womens Sandals ECCO Touch 25 Slide Moon RockRunning Singlet,.
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.
Nike Academy Knit,Womens Boots ECCO Touch 25 Scale Boot Black/BlackNike SB x Poler Icon Crew,,Nike Pro Hypercool Three-Quarter,.Women's Techfit Heather-Print Bra,Womens Sandals ECCO Rivas 75 Fuchsia/FuchsiaNike KO 3.0,.
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.
Various Sizes Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low-Top White Fashion Canvas Shoes AENDqXWz,Womens Sandals ECCO Boullion T-Strap Sandal Moon RockWholesale Trade Nike Flight Posite Pro For Men in MWwRFZJH,,Authentic 7ay22 y5a8xn August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Floral,Authentic emzgx n4ha4m August Deals Superstar Womens,Womens Sandals ECCO Felicia BlackAuthentic uiycg kkdi57 August Deals Nike Blazer Low Womens,.
"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.
Buy 434cd b9w6dk August Deals Nike Air Max Thea Mens,,Womens Shoes ECCO Cayla Tie Black/BlackBuy fgh7a 33r9zm August Deals Superstar Womens,.Buy rxfcw aitrgg August Deals Nike Blazer Low Womens,Cheap 27cth siqr7r August Deals Nike Free 50 Womens,Womens Shoes ECCO Tallinn Moc BlackCheap i5g5r ppuhwk August Deals Nike Blazer Low Womens,.
"Even if that target were to stay, I see no reason why overseas students should be included within the numbers counted".
Cheap t9svr quphgs August Deals Nike Roshe Run Womens,Womens Shoes ECCO Osan Loafer Shadow WhiteDiscount 6e5wm 7m54ef August Deals Superstar Womens Gold,,Discount e65bw yeaewc August Deals Nike Roshe Run Womens,Discount tz7cg zcgiam August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Pink,Womens Shoes ECCO Tallinn Moc Warm GreyOnline 98b5f pcr62v August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas Mens,.
Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected repeated calls to take students out of the government's immigration figures.
Online mhbzs 5ggsi5 August Deals ZX Flux Mens,Womens Shoes ECCO Crisp II MJ Black/BlackOutlet 3fsd7 stbs8h August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Womens,,Outlet g9cu2 g58s99 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Purple,Outlet xbhi2 57d3h4 August Deals Superstar Mens,Womens Shoes ECCO Touch 15 Scale Ballerina Black/Black LeatherSale bgba6 abdxn7 Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Shoes,.
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.
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.
Sale mz9ng xhmpff August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Purple,Womens Shoes ECCO Golf Biom Golf at 6pm.comUK 6p8m3 3rbp6b August Deals Nike Air Huarache Mens,,UK nvfxp x3dkgw August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Womens,Comfortable 227332 New Balance Kids Kj554 Kid Grey Blue Orange Shoes,Womens Shoes ECCO Golf Street EVO One Sport Oyster/LionDiscount 183443 Adidas Skate Tribe Men Orange 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.
Discount 218305 Air Jordan 1 Retro Men Dave White Shoes,Womens Shoes ECCO Sport Yura GTX Black/Night ShadeCheap 149340 Air Jordan Retro Men Grey Grey White Grey Shoes,,Shopping 150731 Asics Gelnoosa Tri 7 Men Black Yellow Shoes,Shopping 236759 New Balance Classics M373 Men Grey Silver Shoes,Womens Shoes ECCO Sport Arizona Tie Night Shade/CoralInexpensive 167378 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men Black Pink Shoes,.
"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".
Authentic 168142 Nike Air Force 1 Men Shoes,Womens Sandals GUESS Hyee Black LeatherDiscount 234726 Nike Air Griffey Max I Men Blue Black White Shoes,,Authentic 207037 Nike Air Max Men White Pink Shoes,.Comfortable 166739 Nike Air Max 1 Men White Purple Yellow Shoes,Womens Shoes GUESS Kaesy Black LeatherInexpensive 230482 Nike Air Max 90 Men Black Grey Orange Shoes,.
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".
Cheap 210918 Nike Air Max 90 Men White Black Red Shoes,Womens Shoes GUESS Ara Black SuedeAuthentic 168023 Nike Air Max Ltd Men White Red Shoes,,Inexpensive 196882 Nike Air Max Wavy Men Black Purple Shoes,.Cheap 238906 Nike Dunk High Men Super Mario White Red Shoes,Womens Shoes GUESS Aerra Black/Silver LaceDiscount 188773 Nike Dunk High Men Black Shoes,.