Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said net migration is too high after data showing it reached a record high last year, but insists it is not out of control. The FT’s Whitehall editor, Lucy Fisher, delves into the political debate over immigration with columnist Stephen Bush and leading political commentator Robert Shrimsley. Also, what to make of the Cabinet Office referring Boris Johnson to the police for possible further breaches of coronavirus regulations? Plus, Northern England correspondent Jennifer Williams gives an update on her scoop on the government’s flagship reclamation scheme, now under scrutiny amid allegations of favoritism and waste.
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Presented by Lucy Fisher. Produced by Anna Dedhar and Audrey Tinline. The executive producer is Manuela Zaragoza. Mix of Jake Fielding and Breen Turner. Original music by Breen Turner. The FT’s head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.