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The Home Secretary should be warmly congratulated for telling the truth about immigration. He was roundly condemned by the usual suspects (including his new Tory shadow, David Davis) for saying there is "no obvious limit" to the numbers who could come here. But no one can say whether there is a practical limit to immigration. And, combined with his earlier remarks on the "disproportionate" benefits to the British economy from foreign-born workers, this is a great blow for common-sense liberalism. If only we did not feel that this might be partly to distract from a renewed crackdown on asylum-seekers.