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Thursday 14th February 2013 | 14:07
Labour Press Release
Responding to reports that the Government is utterly confused as to whether it has or has not estimated the number of Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants it is expecting once transitional controls lapse;
Chris Bryant, Shadow Immigration Minister, said:
“The Government is in a hopeless mess.
"Pickles says he has seen estimates of the number of people who will come from Bulgaria and Romania, but he doesn’t believe them. May says she hasn’t seen any estimates. Some say there are estimates but they refuse to publish them. Others say they haven’t even asked the question.
"You couldn’t make it. As every week goers by people are coming to the sad conclusion that the Government hasn’t a clue. This government should trust the people of Britain’s judgement, and publish the figures they do have.”