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An unhealthy obsession with migration

My opinion piece on migration and the EU has just been published by New Statesman:

If we want to take seriously people’s concerns about immigration, first and foremost we must be honest about what gives rise to those concerns. And if immigration is a problem, it is emphatically not an EU problem. It suits the right wing of the Tory party, and especially Ukip, to try to conflate the two continually in the public consciousness — but that strategy is dishonest and, for those of us who want to talk about the real European issues, counter-productive.