The public’s various positions do not always add up to a coherent programme. Immigration is no different.
Posts Tagged: Home Office
On making public sexual harassment a crime, Johnson is right to focus on enforcement, not expansion, of the law
The Prime Minister has been criticised for rejecting the idea of this new law – on the basis it would stretch police resources.
But the Home Secretary found it harder to show that she knows how to stop the people smugglers in the Channel.
Patel’s frustration is understandable, but it would surely just see even more crossings – and her successor offer the cash again.
David Richards: Offer a single point of contact and overhaul the National Security Council. How to help the Afghans we left behind.
It would seem to compound an injustice to invite these Afghans to join the back of the queue for resettlement assistance.
If the Foreign Secretary offered a spare room to an Afghan, the rules would prevent the offer from being accepted.
Hinds’ return to government sends a signal to ex-Ministers. Keep your nose clean and there’s a way back.
Like Brokenshire, who he replaces as Security Minister, he is willing to return to government at a lower rank.
Ryan Bourne: Will the Government’s new High Potential Individual visa actually attract top global talent?
Questions have been raised about whether the visa route will truly be as liberal as some have implied
A requirement for digital-only proof raises questions around reliability and digital exclusion.
Philip Booth: Ordinary people have suffered under our hate crime rules. Patel is right to change the system.
Controversial but reasonable opinions can be the basis of a visit from the police or even arrest.
A ‘two-tier’ asylum system that penalises illegal entry makes sense, but the reforms to citizenship law are a big missed opportunity.
Once Patel has delivered the Crime Bill, she should back it up with a specialised public order police force
New powers need to be applied pro-actively and even-handedly if they are to do any good. Recent experience doesn’t fill us with confidence.
Tracey Follows: Vaccine passports just the start of a digital identity revolution. Here’s what you need to know.
The truth is that all nations are becoming digital nations, and their digital citizens will require access to digital services.
Plus: If Sunak wishes to ingratiate himself with small business people, he should scrap the loan charge and IR35.
Tony Smith: Covid and border control. As a former Head of the UK Border Force, here are my urgent recommendations.
The Government must develop a Counter Pandemic Border Strategy (CPBS) to manage the second and subsequent waves of the virus.