A ‘two-tier’ asylum system that penalises illegal entry makes sense, but the reforms to citizenship law are a big missed opportunity.
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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.
The unenviable role of humourless teacher trying to discipline an impudent schoolboy was played by the Leader of the Opposition.
Paul Mercer: Covid tests, airport checks – and how to avoid British citizens from being stranded abroad
It would make more sense to add a requirement to attach the Covid Test Certificate to the form and enter its details at the same time.
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.
Benjamin Obese-Jecty: How to take back control of the narrative about foreign national offender deportations
The Government would do well to make clear from the outset that those being deported are not British citizens, and detail their crimes.
“We were not being supported in our work…This is a challenging department,” the Home Secretary says.
He is averse to using numbers as the main instrument of control – perhaps viewing them as an arbitrary measure of success.
Local authorities have welcomed those seeking sanctuary and helped to integrate them smoothly into their new surroundings.
The Home Secretary pledges “a new system that is firm and fair…welcoming people through safe and legal routes.”
Ascension Island: a leak that tells us more about the inside of the Home Office than government policy
It is almost inevitable that any ‘blue-sky’ session is going to produce ideas that are impractical, embarrassing, or both – but not that they get into the papers.
Channel crossings are undermining the Government’s narrative about ‘taking back control’ of immigration
The Home Office are clearly trying to counter the drip-feed of toxic stories, but the ultimate solution is not in their hands.