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".
Nike Shox R5 Men Shoes Plating Gold Black,,Air Jordan Flight 45 Low True Blue,The Air Jordan Flight 45 High white varsity red black cement grey,Men's AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO HIGH OG 'Sail',.Men's AIR JORDAN 2 RETRO 'INFRARED 23',Air Jordan Fusion 20 Low White Metallic Silver Midnight Navy 332122-103,Men's Air Jordan Future Low Black/Black/Metallic Silver,.
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".
Men's Air Jordan XX8 SE Green,Air Jordan Jumpman 3 Percent (black grey) 136021 001,Men's FC247 LUNARGATO II White/Wolf Grey/Cool Grey/Total Orange,,Men's Jordan Eclipse French Blue/Obsidian/Pure Platinum/White,MEN'S JORDAN FLIGHTFLEX Black/White,.Air Jordan Hoops Low (black metallic silver white lt g) 314312 001,Men's Jordan Melo M12 Shoes Grey,.
She argued that the UK needs to attract new people if it is to build a strong economy.
Men's Jordan Super.Fly 4 Insignia Blue/Ghost Green/Infrared 23/White,Air Jordan Fusion 5 Black Varsity Red White 318608-062,Men's KD 8 ELITE Black/Metallic Gold-Sail,,Men's Kobe XI Elite BHM Black/Purple,Men's LeBron 15 Gold/Red,.Air Jordan Nu Retro 1 Low (White University Blue Silver) 317163 143,Men's Nike Air Flight Huarache White/Cool Grey/Black,.
And she urged Theresa May to prioritise the NHS over tax cuts.
Men's Nike Air Force 1 CMFT Black/Team Orange/Black,Air Jordan Nu Retro 1 (Black White Stealth) 317163 012,Men's Nike Air Force 1 White/Gym Red/Gym Red,,Men's Nike Air Huarache Ultra SE White/Black,Men's Nike Air Max 2016 Deep Royal Blue/Racer Blue/Photo Blue/Black,Air Jordan Team Valid8 (white red navy) 310725 161,Men's Nike Air Max 90 SD Black/Persian Violet/Pink Force/Cool Grey,.
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.
Men's Nike Air Max 95 White Grey Red,Air Jordan Team Strong Low (white silver red graphite) 313534 103,Men's Nike Air Max Lunar90 Water Resistant Hyper Crimson/Red Clay/Light Ash Grey/Dark Ash,,Men's NIKE AIR ODYSSEY LTR Midnight Navy/University Red/White/Neutral Grey,Men's Nike Air Python Sail/Metallic Gold/Black,.Air Jordan True Flight Black Red White,Men's Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 Bright Crimson/Ghost Green/Volt/Black,.
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".
Men's NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 33 Racer Blue/Midnight Navy/Blue Glow/White,Air Jordan Trunner Q4 white varsity red black 343408 162,Men's NIKE AIR ZOOM TALARIA '16 SP Orange,,Men's Nike Archive 83.M Gym Red/Team Red/Gym Red,Men's Nike Cortez Basic Premium Black/Sail/Black,Air Max 180 Shoes Black Golden,Men's Nike Field General 2 "Seattle",.
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".
Men's Nike Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB Night Factor/Mine Grey/Night Factor,Air Max 2010 TailWind Red Black Grey White,Men's Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Total Orange/Volt/Laser Orange/Black,,Men's NIKE FREE RN 2017 Black/Dark Grey/Anthracite/White,MEN'S NIKE FREE TRAINER 5.0 Blue Lagoon/Black/Bright Crimson/White,.Air Max 90 Shoes Black Golden,MEN'S NIKE HYPERDUNK 2014 Seaweed/Catalina/Hyper Punch,.
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 Nike Hypervenom Phantom II AG Hyper Grape/Black/Hyper Grape,Air Max 90 Current Shoes Black Silver Red,Men's Nike Hypervenom Phelon III Dynamic Fit FG Laser Orange/Black/Volt/White,,MEN'S NIKE KB MENTALITY Black/Challenge Red/Team Red/Metallic Aged Coin,.Men's Nike Lunar Command 2 Black/Solar Red/Reflect Silver,Air Max 90 Shoes Grey Black,MEN'S NIKE LUNARACER+ 3 Black/Total Orange/White/Laser Orange,.
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.
Men's Nike LunarGlide 7 Volt/Sunset Glow/Hot Lava/Black,Air Max 90 Shoes Navy Grey White,Men's NIKE MAGISTA ONDA FG Hyper Turquoise/Laser Orange/Hyper Crimson/White,,Men's NIKE MAGISTAX FINALE II TF Volt/Total Orange/Pink Blast/Black,Men's NIKE MERCURIAL SUPERFLY V CR7 AG-PRO Seaweed/Hasta/White/Volt,Air Max 90 Shoes White Grey Yellow,Men's Nike Mercurial Vapor XII Academy MG Black/White/Total Orange,.
"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.
Men's Nike MercurialX Proximo TF Bright Crimson/Black/Bright Crimson,,Air Max 95 Shoes Black White,Men's NIKE PRESTO FLY BLACK,.Men's NIKE ROSHE TWO SE Hasta/Ghost Green/Off White/Anthracite,Men's NIKE SB STEFAN JANOSKI MAX Team Red/Wolf Grey/Black,Air Max 95 Shoes Yellow Black,Men's NIKE TIEMPO 94 F.C. Cool Grey/Ivory/Black/Cool Grey,.
"Even if that target were to stay, I see no reason why overseas students should be included within the numbers counted".
MEN'S NIKE TIEMPOX PROXIMO IC Pure Platinum/Electro Green/Black,Air Max BW Shoes Silver Black Grey,Men's Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro PF 839924 014,,Men's Nike Zoom Evidence White/Varsity Royal/Black,MEN'S NIKE ZOOM LEBRON SOLDIER VIII Mineral Slate/Seaweed/Magnet Grey/Hyper Punch,Air Max LTD Shoes Black Silver Blue,MEN'S Nike Zoom Winflo 2 Navy,.
Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected repeated calls to take students out of the government's immigration figures.
NIKE MERCURIAL VICTORY VI AG-PRO Purple,Air Max LTD Shoes White Grey Black,NIKE AIR MAX 90 ULTRA MOIRE - OBSIDIAN MENS SHOES,,Cheep Air Jordan 1 Shoes Men VGF0479,Cheep Hermes Shoes Men VGF0057,Air Max TN Shoes Black Golden 2,Cheep Hermes Shoes Men VGF0316,.
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.
Cheep Men'S Hermes Slippers VGF0335,Air Max TN Shoes Black Purple,Cheep Nike Air Max 90 Shoes Men VGF3165,,Cheep Nike Lebron James Sneaker Shoes Men VGF3179,Cheep Philipp Plein Shoes Men VGF3398,Air Max TN Shoes Red White Black,Cheep Philipp Plein Shoes Men VGF3531,.
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.
Nike Store Men's Football Hoodie,Discount new nike air jordan 13 (XIII)-white/black/red scribble A4864-22,Air Jordan 6 (VI) Retro Champagne Bottle Pro Green/Metallic Gold-Chilling Red-Black,,Girls Air Jordan 9 Retro GS Black/Dark Charcoal-Varsity Red,Men Nike Kevin Durant KD 7 Basketball Shoes Black White,MBT Men's kisumu Sandals - OffWhite,New Style Air Jordan 7 Black Orange,.
"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".
Nike Air Max 95 Premium White/Red/Navy Blue,MBT Men's Unono Shoes - Black,On Nike KD 7 (VII) Custom Volt/Yellow-Royal Blue Online,,Adidas Top Ten Hi Sleek Bow Silver White Unisex Shoes,.Mens Training Shoes Adidas ZX 900 Weave Black White,Men's Nike Dunk High All White Air Holes Aka Undefeated,Nike Air Max 90 Ice Pack Barely White Blue Unisex 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".
Nike Roshe Run Dynamic Flywire (Dyn FW) QS Black Night Stadium Medium Grey Sport Turquoise Mens Shoe,Men's Nike Dunk High Premium - Un-Heaven's Gate,Nike Hyperdunk 2015 Basketball Shoes Men Grey/White/Black,,The North Face Chilkat Leather Boots Men Black,.Asics Gel Saga Casual Shoes Men Grey/White,Men's Nike Dunk High SB Christmas Edition,Nike Lunarestoa 2 Essential Casual Shoes Men Black/Dark Grey,.