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Mass Immigration Due to Metropolitan Elite, Minister Says

Mass immigration to Britain is due to a “wealthy metropolitan elite” who want cheap labor and services, Tory Home Office Minister James Brokenshire said, in a direct clash with his Liberal Democrat coalition partners.

“For too long, the benefits of immigration went to employers who wanted an easy supply of cheap labor; or to the wealthy metropolitan elite who wanted cheap tradesmen and services -- but not to the ordinary, hard-working people of this country,” Brokenshire said in a speech to the Demos research institute in London today.