One or the other would be easier to solve – and politically helpful to at least somebody. As it is, our immigration system exhibits the worst of both worlds.
Aggressive Home Office measures appear to be designed by people who wrongly assume that illiberal ideas must appeal to the primitive desires of the masses.
“I am announcing new dedicated team that will be set up to help these people evidence their right to be here.”
“It is inhumane and cruel for so many of that generation to have suffered for so long in this condition.”
The party that grasps the nettle and frees up the market will reap the political dividend, just as the Liberals did in Canada. Prohibition has failed.
Truss moves up into the middle of the table, Williamson drops towards the floor, and Gauke slumps into the red over Warboys.
The changes in the ratings of the top three are almost unchanged, another tribute to the consistency of the poll.
We should not allow ourselves, in the next phase of negotiations, to be drawn into further migration concessions in exchange for trade concessions.
Countries with which we strike future trade deals – the top priority for Party members according to our survey – should be treated more favourably than those with which we don’t.
The International Development Secretary’s response to the Oxfam scandal appears to have impressed Party members.
One of the complaints that came up from the groups I ran – particularly from those from minority communities – is that some people get treated more leniently than others.
Meanwhile, 51 per cent of respondents believe that Theresa May should resign as Party leader before the next election.
The Home Secretary also says that the economy will grow and that Treasury forecasts don’t tell one everything.
And the Prime Minister, tenth in the table last time round, is back in negative territory and second from bottom.
Respondents are much where they were a few weeks ago, for all the turmoil that has taken place since the reshuffle.