She’s ruffled feathers by questioning if the aim to get it below 100k ‘continues to be the right one’
THE SCOTTISH Conservatives leader opened a rift at the top of the party yesterday by signalling Theresa May’s immigration target should be SCRAPPED.
Ruth Davidson – credited with leading a staggering Conservative revival in Scotland – said the party had to ask if the ‘tens of thousands’ goal was “the right one”.
And she pointed out that the tens of thousands target had never been achieved since 2010.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph she said: “Brexit is a big reset button and should – in theory – make that much easier to do.
“But we have to ask whether the target continues to be the right one?”
She said as a “start”, students should be excluded from the target – a position fiercely opposed by Theresa May throughout her time as Home Secretary.
Ms Davidson and the rest of the party stood on the pledge in the General Election just two months ago.