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10 Desperate Ways The Tories Have Tried To Cut UK Migration

27/11/2014 20:02 GMT | Updated 27/11/2014 20:59 GMT

David Cameron is set to rally the Tories with a big speech on immigration after official figured showed he is massively off track on his pledge to cut net migration.

The damning official figures led experts to conclude that the Prime Minister's pledge to bring net migration down to the "tens of thousands" is effectively "dead and buried".

Home secretary Theresa May has already been laying the groundwork for an awkward climbdown, telling the BBC over the weekend that the target was "unlikely" to be met, despite Cameron pledging "no ifs, no buts" to keep it.

As Tory ministers try to ignore their totemic pledge, here are 10 ways they have tried - in increasing desperation - to get net migration down.

10 Desperate Ways The Tories Tried To Cut Net Migration