Yet another failure to keep a clear promise would be deeply damaging, especially in the ‘Red Wall’.
Posts Tagged: border control
James Frayne: Ten errors that Conservatives must avoid making about the new working class voters who backed them last month
Listening to conversations in Westminster in recent days, I fear a number of misconceptions will drive bad decision-making.
Withdrawal from the EU provides a necessity and an opportunity to illustrate that the UK is “open for business”.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
The most serious risk of all is the clear possibility that the new regime will lead to a massive increase of immigration.
The ‘tens of thousands’ pledge has been ditched, replaced by something more vague.
Priti Patel: If the left think I’m hardline on law and order, they should try meeting the British public
As the reaction to our Queen’s Speech plans suggests, the disconnect between SW1 and the people on this topic is particularly vast.
Chris White: How much of the Government’s No Deal legislation is in place? And is it all truly essential?
Ministers are wary of giving rebels the chance to introduce troublesome amendments. Some workarounds and bypasses contain their own problems.
Bim Afolami: Why I am joining the Commission seeking Alternative Arrangements for the Northern Ireland border
If you are sceptical, I understand. I was too. But this is the only viable way forward.
Henry Newman: No free movement. No second referendum. Brexit gained. What would happen were the Prime Minister’s deal passed.
Now, the best option for the Prime Minister is to try to work with Labour. Unless, of course, her backbench critics rethink.
Javid is right about illegal immigration across the Channel – and his critics help to underline his point
Cynics suggest his leadership rivals stoked up this ‘crisis’ – if so, they (and outraged Labour MPs) might find their approach is backfiring.
Normally it’s the other way round. How long will it be before the traditional divide reasserts itself?
Alex Morton: Whether you like her plan or not, the Prime Minister is right to prize reducing immigration over everything else
For many voters, cutting it is a litmus test of whether Brexit has been carried out or not.
With the backstop blocking progress in the negotiations, the Government must map out its plan to mitigate the effects of no agreement being reached.