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Posts Tagged: Immigration
Students shouldn’t be counted in the immigration figures. But we’ll have to wait for that to change.
With the public sceptical after years of letdowns, and the importance of the manifesto fresh in the headlines, it’ll be 2019 before action is possible.
It was this very same attitude on the part of the EU that caused us to vote Leave in the first place.
Nick Boles: I backed Remain. But I hope other MPs who did so too reject these Lords amendments to the Article 50 bill.
They will be considered in the Commons this week – and would have the effect of undermining the Prime Minister’s negotiation.
He is a talented populist and looks set to do well in next week’s Dutch election. The question is what he will do then.
WATCH: Ici Londres – May is getting it right on post-Brexit immigration policy, argues Daniel Hannan
She is giving people what they want, and heading off a populist revolt with a moderate, balance system.
We must find more local authority spaces for unaccompanied child refugees.
The committee of which I’m a member recommends that the Government unilaterally commit to safeguard their rights. But this amendment does nothing to help.
Plus: The wit of Malcolm Rifkind. I switch energy provider. An improvement by Donald Trump (up to a point). And: women MPs on my mind.
The Conservative rebel, AKA Douglas Hogg, argued that a unilateral guarantee would grant the Government the moral high ground.
It’s always tempting for politicians to outsource important decisions. But it doesn’t work.
Binita Mehta-Parmar: Citizenship ceremonies at the Cup Final – and a new migration model for Post-Brexit Britain.
Modern Britain’s new report, released today, proposes increasing the number of highly-skilled migrants while significantly reducing low-skilled immigration.
James Cartlidge: Beware an unexpected consequence of Brexit – opening our doors to a new mass of unskilled migrants
My worry is that we will end up simply substituting EU immigration with non-EU. We need to buy time to train our own workforce up.
The right answer is to discourage people from coming to Calais in the first place, and to help people directly in the Middle East.
Employers will have to adjust pay and conditions, but they will have time to do so.