Chris Bryant

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Only by Instilling Fairness in the Workplace Will We Reduce Our Dependence on Low-skilled Migrant Labour

(67) Comments | Posted 2 October 2013 | (00:00)

Earlier this year I spent a day in Boston in Lincolnshire, listening to the ideas of a group of local Labour, Conservative and Ukip councillors on dealing with the complex challenges and opportunities migration, almost entirely from Eastern Europe, has brought to the town in recent years.

Many of their...

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On Immigration, Labour Will Fight Exploitation And Unfairness

(12) Comments | Posted 22 September 2013 | (19:23)

As one of the world's great trading nations, immigration has made a huge contribution to our country. Migrants have helped build our economy and staffed our public services. The list of those who have made a dramatic contribution is lengthy.

NHS nurses and doctors, bus drivers, high tech specialists and...

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The Queen's Speech Shows That, After Only Three Years, This Failing Government Is Out of Ideas

(38) Comments | Posted 10 May 2013 | (10:51)

All the pre-briefing about the Queen's Speech suggested that its centrepiece, its pièce de résistance, would be a new immigration bill. Trumpets sounded. The drum roll played. But by the time the Queen had returned to Buckingham Palace and sent the Crown back to the Tower of London, the government...

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Theresa May's 'Murdoch' Defence: Can the Public Respect Her Now?

(1) Comments | Posted 20 November 2011 | (22:00)

Theresa May's appalling handling of the whole Borders Agency muddle over the last fortnight shows she has a touch of James Murdoch about her.

She's used all the Murdoch defence lines. First off there was the 'rogue' line. It was all a rogue civil servant's fault, poor old Mr Brodie...

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