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In CityAM Mark Sands quoted me in a piece on the impact of migrants on housing and public services on 1 June.

Fellow economist Philippe Legrain, who supports liberal migration rules, slammed Fox’s comments. “This is more than dog whistle politics, it’s just demonising migrants for the failings of the British economy and the British public sector,” Legrain said.

“The bigger issue with the British housing market, which would exist even with much less immigration is planning restrictions which prevent us building extra housing. Generally EU migrants also pay in more than they take out so any pressure that exists on other public services is due to the failings of the public sector. In short, Liam Fox is talking rubbish.”

Read the full article here.

Posted 01 Jun 2016 in Blog

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