Very well known Exeweb poster
- Jul 8, 2004
It’s interesting to see that migration from non EU countries are consistently higher than every year bar one of Blair’s tenure.You could say Blair was pretty smart then by:
a) increasing the university population from what was 1 in 10 before he took office, to nearly one in two today.
b) increasing immigration from just above net zero before he took office to over 300k today.
Few of a) and b) will be Tory voters.
And despite that, Labour still lose badly (and look like continuing to do so).
Additionally, net migration has been higher under the conservatives since 2010 on four occasions than Blair’s highest figures.