The ‘tens of thousands’ pledge has been ditched, replaced by something more vague.
Posts Tagged: border control
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.
Both the type and quantity of migration that is desirable would be better decided at a more local level.
Rees-Mogg on Javid’s approach to the post-Brexit immigration system. And he sees no way in which Parliament can block Brexit if the Government holds its nerve.
Immigration. Brexit simply means regaining control of our border policy. What we do with it then is up to us.
The UK should be willing to consider some flexibility in return for a trade deal – with Australia, with India, with Brazil and, yes, with the EU.
The immediate effect of the election will be a period of fraught negotiation, but it might not be a bad change in the long-term.
George Trefgarne: The EEA is a much more attractive option than Chequers, the ‘implementation period’, or No Deal
In the first of a new mini-series evaluating the EEA, the author of ‘Norway then Canada’ argues the route has been wrongly neglected.
Failing to take back control would be to ignore the largest democratic vote in British history. The consequences would be dire.