The right answer is to discourage people from coming to Calais in the first place, and to help people directly in the Middle East.
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Charlie Elphicke is the Member of Parliament for Dover and Deal.Follow @
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
Charlie Elphicke: How to fund and gain better border control post-Brexit. I propose a visa waiver system.
It should raise some £250 million a year – enough to increase the UK’s borders budget by 50 per cent.
A 3p reduction would create 8,000 more jobs.
Charlie Elphicke: We’ve heard it before. We’re hearing it again. But this time the Calais Jungle really must be closed.
And here is my five point plan for making it happen.
My new bill is an opportunity for Labour MPs to accept that the people want us to take back control of our borders and our money.
Charlie Elphicke: We must counter people-trafficking and terror threats in the English Channel now. Here’s how.
Recall the navy. Send for marines. Learn from France’s willingness to deploy armed guards. Bring in a New Dover Patrol.
If this happened once at Heathrow there would be uproar. But repeated problems at the Channel Ports are simply met with dithering.
Charlie Elphicke MP: Miliband needs all the help he can get – but charities should not be providing it
The Charity Commission has found that the IPPR’s ‘close involvement’ with Labour crossed a line.
Charlie Elphicke MP: More full-time employment, more women in work, higher pay… the jobs revolution rolls on
Today’s figures reveal that there are 30.8 million people in work. Why can’t Labour welcome that?
The Conservatives can tell a similar story to Reagan’s in 1984: a record number of people are in work.
We must forbid anonymity online.
Today’s figures, which show the biggest fall in unemployment since records began, are further proof of that.
British judges in British courts should have the final say on British laws passed by the British Parliament.
Britain is far outpacing the Continent when it comes to employment growth. This is testament to the Government’s policies – and another reason for Scotland to vote No.