Our latest Centre for Social Justice report – Desperate for a Fix – focuses on prolific drug-addicted people and proposes a new Second Chance Programme.
After, say, five years, we will have ample evidence of the social and economic effects. Enough to give legislators the confidence to go the next step – or not.
My bill will offer victims a 12 month rehabilitation period of secure status in the UK, with support to begin their recovery.
The Home Office is poorly placed to manage the post-Brexit systems of the future. Which means an independent inquiry into the past. Which means making necessary evidence available to it.
He is uniquely placed to start to rebuild trust – and that task is essential to our Party’s future.
In my experience of departmental life, it will take at least six months before we can judge Javid’s management.
His other priorities? Tackling crime, fighting terror and extremism, and dealing with illegal immigration. He is careful to praise Home Office staff.
The new Home Secretary won’t toe the Downing Street line as his predecessor did. His appointment is thus a sign of weakness at the top.
That’s four Cabinet Ministers gone in less than a year since the election – Michael Fallon, Priti Patel, Damian Green…and now the Home Secretary.
“I feel it necessary [to resign] because I inadvertently misled the Home Affairs Select Committee over targets for illegal immigration.”
He says that what she was aware of was a broader “ambition” to remove more illegal immigrants – not a target.
We must oppose illegal immigration. But making life harder for legitimate residents helps nobody.
The Home Secretary displayed the necessary mixture of grip and remorse about the Windrush affair.
The Home Office won’t be fit for purpose to administer a post-Brexit migration system without a full understanding of what went wrong.
The Shadow Equalities Minister alleges that the task force the Prime Minister has put together to deal with Windrush cases is inadequate.