It was the first time since 2011 that net migration — the different between immigration and emigration — was negative.Mattias Tesfaye said that “whenever possible, it is only natural for refugees to travel back to their homeland. I am glad that we can give people protection while it is needed. But I’m also happy every time a refugee can return home.”
The 2016 EU Referendum asked voters whether they wanted to remain in the EU or leave it. On the Referendum ballot paper there was no mention of any conditional deal with the EU as to the manner of leaving – we simply voted for Britain to cease being a member of the European Union and revert to pre-1973 independence.
Why was it 25 years since any of my predecessors had been to Argentina or Chile? It was because our entire global strategy has been focused on the EU. And while that may have been sensible in the 1970s, when we first joined the common market, it makes less sense in the globalised economy of today, when 95 per cent of the world’s growth is going to be outside the EU.