I was wrong about Asian immigration, but I don't expect Philip Hammond to say that he was also wrong about the consequences of a Brexit vote


IIt is not often that you have to raise your hand and confess that you were wrong, so enjoy it while you can.

In 1972, when Idi Amin expelled the Asians of Uganda, I argued that it would be better if they returned to India, where they had their roots, rather than coming here where their arrival could increase racial tensions and where they simply did not they would adapt to our society and be a burden to our economy.

My colleague on the Conservatory benches at the House of Lords, Lord Popat recently published his memoirs of the expulsion of his family, their arrival here and his economic and political career, entitled A British subject.

I really shouldn't have read his book for …



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