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 Shoes Reebok Zquick Soul Purple Slate/Royal Orchid,,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Jenni Buckle Ballet II Blazer Blue/PatentWomens Boots Rocket Dog Milford Chestnut Hush Fabric,Womens Shoes Rocket Dog Brasil Black Coast,.Womens Boots Sam Edelman Alyssa Black Suede,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Lena Mid Pump II Gold MetallicWomens Sandals Sam Edelman Giselle Black/New Nude Leopard,.
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 Sandals Sam Edelman Bentlee Black Vaquero Saddle Leather,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Zerogrand Classic Sneaker Light Silver/BlackWomens Shoes Sam Edelman Odelia Black Brahma,,Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Miles Dark Gold/Platino Metallic Leather,Womens Shoes Saucony Kilkenny XC5 Flat White/Vizipink,.Womens Shoes Cole Haan Elsie Ot Wedge II BlackWomens Shoes Saucony Cohesion TR9 Grey/Berry/Coral,.
She argued that the UK needs to attract new people if it is to build a strong economy.
Womens Shoes Superga 2314 Boucle Pink Multi,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Viveca Black SuedeWomens Shoes Superga 2750 Waved Tweed Black/Off White,,Womens Boots UGG Bailey Button Bling Grey,Womens Boots UGG Charlee Black Suede,.Womens Shoes Cole Haan Zerogrand Slip-On Wing Argento Metallic/Coral HazeWomens Boots UGG Akadia Black Leather,.
And she urged Theresa May to prioritise the NHS over tax cuts.
Womens Boots UGG Dixi Flora Perf Light Grey Water Resistant Suede,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Tali Bow Ballet Gold MetallicWomens Shoes UGG Bridgen Black Leather,,Womens Slippers UGG Belle Moonstone Hearts Suede,Womens Boots Vaneli Ramex Boot (Wide Shaft) T.Moro Nappa/T.Moro Super Star Suede,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Jenni Ballet II Roccia Snake PrintWomens Sandals Vaneli Blisse Black,.
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 Sandals Vaneli Emele Natural Cork,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Zerogrand Wing Oxford Beet Red Suede/IvoryWomens Shoes Vaneli Chineka Navy E-Print/Mtch Elastic,,Womens Shoes Vaneli Monika Truffle Ecco Suede/Truffle Ecco Suede Covered Buckle,Womens Shoes Vaneli Scarlet Navy Suede/Gunmetal Studs,.Womens Shoes Cole Haan Pinch Grand Penny Zinfandel PerfWomens Shoes Vaneli Baldy Jordan Blue Perf Suede/Match Stones,.
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".
Women's Running Hoodie,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Elsie Open Toe Wedge II Black PatentNike Essential,,Nike Pro Hyperstrong Compression,Nike Fringe Flip,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Fair Haven Pump Gold MetallicStyle Athletic Women’s Full Zip Hoodie,.
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".
Nike Cutback,Unisex Shoes Converse Ctas Pro Hi Lucky Stone/EgretWomen's Farm Tukana Boyfriend Trefoil Tee,,Golf GT Colour Block Fade Polo,Nike Energy Element OTC Pullover,.Unisex Shoes Converse by John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star Artisan Stitch Hi Artisan Stitch Dril/BActive Training Vent Stretch Woven Shorts,.
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.
Men's FC Bayern Home Replica Player Shorts,Unisex Shoes Converse by John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star - Artisan Stitch Black/Turtledove/BelugNike Pro Fierce Lotus,,Jordan Camo Clouds Raglan,.Nike Pro HyperCompression Vapor Power 3,Womens Boots ECCO Abelone Cross Buckle Boot BlackYouth Essentials Mid 3-Stripes Woven Short,.
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.
UK Sale Nike Air Jordan 4 IV Retro Mens Shoes Black White nZsgqB1b,Womens Boots ECCO Adel Mid Boot Black/BlackVarious Sizes Nike Flyknit Trainer Suede Leather Beige Grey Mens Sneakers ffsanruQ,,Wholesale UK 2013 Nike Lebron X 10 Mens Sneakers Shoes New Red White 3Ijbyh0D,Authentic 9kx8g 6mte9g August Deals Superstar Womens Black,Womens Boots ECCO Touch 55 Bootie TarmacAuthentic in4u5 g6kryq August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Red,.
"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.
Authentic uzesk izshf4 August Deals Nike Blazer Low Womens,,Womens Boots ECCO Touch 25 Buckle High BlackBuy 6epfe ggnn2g August Deals Superstar Mens Blue,.Buy hwmk7 shx5sa August Deals NMD Mens,Buy uikgw 52qaba Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens White Shoes,Womens Sandals ECCO Touch 25 Strap Sandal Trooper/Moon Rock/Ice FlowerCheap 73sec rnpfdm August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,.
"Even if that target were to stay, I see no reason why overseas students should be included within the numbers counted".
Cheap gze6i vpqryr August Deals ZX 700 Mens,Womens Sandals ECCO Tabora 15 Strap Thong Black/BlackCheap vghg3 zs7hen August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Black,,Discount 92bez tr23zy August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas Mens,Discount mxgcn n8zknp August Deals Superstar Womens,Womens Sandals ECCO Touch 45 T-Strap Sandal Morillo/MorilloDiscount xr9u6 ekgwrb August Deals ZX 850 Womens,.
Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected repeated calls to take students out of the government's immigration figures.
Online e8gum 9irus5 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Purple,Womens Shoes ECCO Pretoria BlackOnline pwrwm tpyi42 August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,,Outlet 5qfib i39ctx August Deals NMD Womens,Outlet hipsc u3cwb9 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black,Womens Shoes ECCO Babett Maryjane Gravel FireflySale 4g6ge fhrawe August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Black,.
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 ggbyc rai85g August Deals Superstar Womens White,Womens Shoes ECCO Cayla Slip On Amber/AmberSale sagzn uiegke August Deals Nike Air Presto Womens,,UK cuuen 6gykf4 August Deals Superstar Womens Pink,UK s8c5q gram78 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens,Womens Shoes ECCO Touch 15 Buckle Black/BlackShopping 205279 Nike Kids Dunk High Kid Black 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 155801 Adidas ZX 700 Men Dark Green Gold Shoes,Womens Shoes ECCO Felicia MarineCheap 203071 Air Jordan 11 Retro Men Black/Gamma Blue Black Shoes,,Inexpensive 206857 Air Jordan II Retro Men Black Green Shoes,Buy 189440 Jordan Fly Wade 1 Men Black Grey Green Shoes,Womens Shoes ECCO Alicante Pump BlackAuthentic 166668 New Balance M1400v2 Men Grey Yellow 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".
Cheap 223332 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men White Shoes,Womens Shoes ECCO Sport Biom Lite Slip On Shadow White/CoralDiscount 245138 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Blue Shoes,,Shopping 172383 Nike Air Max Men Black Shoes,.Cheap 230845 Nike Air Max Men White Green Shoes,Womens Shoes ECCO Sport Yura GTX Black/Night ShadeShopping 153660 Nike Air Max 1 Hyperfuse Men Grey Pink 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".
Authentic 166363 Nike Air Max 90 Men Black Pink Shoes,Womens Sandals GUESS Shanan Yellow SuedeComfortable 170472 Nike Air Max Jr Men Black Orange Shoes,,Discount 146875 Nike Air Max Ltd II Men White Red Shoes,.Discount 244122 Nike Classic Cortez Nylon Men Blue White Orange Shoes,Womens Sandals GUESS Betzy DenimCheap 241994 Nike Dunk High Men Shoes,.