A ‘two-tier’ asylum system that penalises illegal entry makes sense, but the reforms to citizenship law are a big missed opportunity.
Posts Tagged: Citizenship
Alberto Costa: There are too many barriers to Britishness. Post-Brexit, it’s time for a more welcoming citizenship policy.
A positive agenda would encourage those whom we are now seeking to attract to take that extra step.
We should follow the American example and offer an cheap, easy, and automatic pathway to residency and citizenship for those who serve.
Doing so would improve social integration, enhance the contribution that migrants make, and allay public discontent over immigration.
What is it – and how can we strengthen it? That is the focus of Bright Blue’s latest report, published today.
Britain Beyond Brexit, a New Conservative Vision for a New Generation, is published today by the CPS.
David Macphee: The Conservatives don’t just need new leadership. They need – and the country requires – an election.
Blaming the system for our predicament is at best a cop-out, and worst an attempt to distract from the fact that MPs are abrogating their responsibility.
Ideas and vision are necessary, but they are not sufficient. People need to see results and to achieve them they need to take part.
It also allows teenagers to develop a sense of adventure and independence – making them more employable and better citizens.
I live and work in Spain. My fiancée is an EU citizen. Each of our futures, and our shared plans, are now tangled in a Brexit waiting game.
Binita Mehta-Parmar: Javid has a crucial opportunity to improve the Government’s standing among BME voters
He is uniquely placed to start to rebuild trust – and that task is essential to our Party’s future.
“Are you seriously saying we should not have a system that checks whether people are legitimately in this country?” our Executive Editor asks the Guardian columnist.
Daniel Hannan: Like the Windrush children, EU nationals raised here have a moral right to UK citizenship
We must oppose illegal immigration. But making life harder for legitimate residents helps nobody.
Is the Home Office blunderingly incompetent, or deliberately obstructive? Bad news: it’s a combination of both.
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.
WATCH: The Prime Minister’s Windrush apology – “We are genuinely sorry”, she tells Caribbean leaders
“The Windrush generation helped to build the country we are today. I want to dispel any impression that my Government is clamping down on Commonwealth citizens.”