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New Labour’s ‘greatest’ legacy?: Why the Left can’t square the circle on immigration

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Publication date20/12/2017
PublisherLSE Blogs
Media of outputOnline
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Brexit has made a coherent position on immigration urgent for Britain’s political parties, but Labour’s inability to reach one is not new. Erica Consterdine explains how Tony Blair’s belief in the benefits of globalisation turned Britain into a ‘migration state’. This decision, however, was costly for the party, which is now having a hard time satisfying its electoral base, which holds opposing views on the matter.