Worth reading…

…from Comment Central this post by Daniel Finklestein discusses the political gains and losses to be made by adopting a particular stance on immigration, particularly illegal immigration. While the reference point for this is the position of Republican candidates for next year’s US Presidential election, there are some interesting insights into the limits of recent Conservative policy on the issue.

…from Policy Network this article provides some further clarification on the lack of clarity with which we can assess immigration statistics. The author suggests that it is essential for Labour to develop new methods to measure migration flows in order to be able to confidently design any policy.

…from Eurozine this interview with French footballer Lilian Thuram is enlightening on race and integration. Thuram has lived and worked in three European countries and is a modest supporter of the French model of integration but thinks that race should be taken out of this equation.

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