Claims have abounded this week that new migrants are to blame for weak pay growth in Britain in recent years - but the evidence suggests otherwise

Right-wing newspapers have changed their tune. Before the general election, they were rubbishing the Labour Party’s claim of a “cost of living crisis” and hailing the Conservatives’ “jobs miracle”. But this week these same newspapers were complaining that immigrants have artificially inflated the UK’s jobs market in recent years, while simultaneously suppressing average wages.