I finish by imploring you to consider the effect on our Brexit negotiations if we change negotiators half way through.
Posts Tagged: Migration
The EU bureaucracy, with its supranational claims, is a godsend to him. But he is more pragmatic than he looks. He does not want a Hungary without allies.
Yes, we’re going to have to pay for it. But hasn’t using Britain’s status as a net contributor to secure deals always been part of the plan?
Sunder Katwala: The immigration debate didn’t end with the referendum – it’s only just beginning in earnest
Discussion of immigration is often dominated by those who are entirely ‘pro’ or ‘anti’, but most people are somewhere in between.
J. Meirion Thomas: The new rules aimed at preventing health tourism are toothless, and leave the NHS wide open to abuse
The official guidance contains gaping loopholes, and Freedom of Information requests show that Health Trusts are unprepared to carry out vital checks.
For political reasons some ignore practical solutions and pretend the current EU arrangements are perfect. Such obstructionism helps no-one.
Stephen Booth: The immigration policy that voters want post-Brexit puts control first – and a reduction very much second
Overall, our new report suggests that public attitudes towards immigration – and indeed leaving the EU – are not fuelled by racism or intolerance.
After leaving the EU, we must ensure we are well-positioned in terms of regulation, taxation, immigration and – crucially – foreign languages.
Brexit offers an opportunity to change our path – and failing to do so could bring very serious electoral consequences.
A combination of work permits and a cap would provide proper control, while still allowing flexibility where it is required.
Women in particular suffer from being dependent on their husbands or children to translate for them.
Some employers have been doing very nicely out of labour which puts up with low pay, poor conditions and little flexibility in their hours.
The famous four-year ban on benefits was watered down to homeopathic proportions during the EU negotiation. Leaving will allow for the real thing.
Few people want to stop skilled workers coming to the UK. But many voters understandably want better integration of new arrivals.
After we leave the EU, Tories should take care to maintain the alliances we have built with like-minded politicians on the continent.