Following Brandon Lewis' appearance on Sophy Ridge this morning, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Affairs Secretary Christine Jardine said:
"Brandon Lewis' assertion that immigration will fall under a Conservative majority reaffirms what we already know: voting for the Conservatives is a vote to undermine the rights of those who have made the UK their home.
"No matter how many assurances the Conservatives have given EU citizens, it is clear to all they're not worth the paper they're written on. In a Tory Brexit, Boris Johnson will not hesitate to sell-out citizens' rights to the likes of Donald Trump in attempt to secure trade deals.
“The Liberal Democrats understand the benefits immigration has to both our society and our economy. Pledging to cut immigration is just more evidence that the Tories are pandering to the likes of Farage in their lurch to the far right. Equally the Labour Party continue to fail to be any sort of form of opposition, with Jonathan Ashworth refusing to say what Labour's immigration policy is.
"The Liberal Democrats will build a brighter future, with a fair, effective immigration system that treats everyone with dignity and respect. We will scrap the Conservatives’ Hostile Environment, restore dignity and common sense, and stop Brexit to save freedom of movement."