Apparently John Reid has now decided it's time to "tackle immigration" by setting limits based on the economic requirements of the country. He's also said that we should move away from the "daft, so-called politically correct notion that anybody who talks about immigration is somehow a racist".
Please be aware that the Home Secretary is not blowing a dog whistle here. Nor is he accepting a Conservative election manifesto plank. His proposed limits based on the economic value of applicants are not the same as the Conservative limits based on the economic value of the applicants.