UK's Cameron pledges 'controlled' immigration policy if re-elected

April 2, 2015 9:03 PM

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SALFORD, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday promised he'd deliver a "controlled and fair" immigration policy if re-elected on May 7, seeking to neutralize attacks from the anti-EU UK Independence Party which threatens to split his vote.

The comments, made in a pre-election TV debate ahead of an unusually close national election, underscore how immigration has emerged as a major issue among voters, some of whom feel migrants have depressed wages, taken jobs from Britons, and diluted the country's identity.

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