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Merlyn Rees on immigration paper

Title
Merlyn Rees on immigration paper
Genre
Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:02:23
Description
Former Home Secretary Merlyn Rees reacts in Parliament to the Conservative Government’s proposed changes to imigration legislation. He criticises the changes as being specifically designed to deal with Asians, and labels them sexist, racist and indefensible. He refers back to a time when he had proposed something similar, but came to realise he had been wrong.
Contributors
Merlyn Rees
Keywords
Politics; Legislation; Immigration; Migration law; Marriage; Discrimination; Migration policy; Arranged marriages; Asian peoples

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