Thursday, 14 February 2008

PP’s immigration assault

The Partido Popular (PP) appears bent on making immigration a chief electoral talking point among Spanish voters. PP candidate for prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, says that migrants must "abide by the law, respect customs, learn the language and pay taxes like everyone else". He added that they must "actively work in order to integrate" and "return to their home countries if they do not find a job". The Socialists do not appear keen on getting bogged down in a debate on immigration, as it "generates racism". (Full story in printed edition).