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Posts Tagged: Immigration and asylum
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.
Bill Cash: We would be within our rights to override the Withdrawal Agreement. And in any event, the EU itself is a law-breaker.
Look, too, at the track record of EU Member States. In 2020, Germany’s highest court ruled on subordinating EU law to German law. The EU took no action.
These measures will make a negligible impact to the immigration figures or public finances, but a huge difference to survivors.
We must demonstrate that we are able to protect the values that people cherish, and provide the means through which their lives can be improved.
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.
James Frayne: Our national political conversation is unrepresentative. Metro London is heard loud and clear. The provinces, scarcely at all.
They don’t talk about politics in daily life; don’t write to local or national newspapers; most importantly, they’re not politically active online.
Julian Brazier: How tackling the causes of rising demand would help the Government solve the housing crisis
Last year, the ONS predicted that the population would rise by another three million over the next decade. But home building lags behind.
The greater the incentives for people traffickers, the more lives will be lost. The Australian approach is morally right.
Tony Smith: Expanding the UK’s refugee resettlement scheme is one way we can improve our border security
The Western World has consistently reduced its contribution to these schemes with people making increasingly dangerous journeys.
The ban blocks paid work in favour ofhandouts, maintains barriers to integration, and hobbles our vulnerable economy with unnecessary red tape.
Tony Smith: In over 40 years of Home Office experience, I can’t recall a time when our borders have been under so much pressure
I know that government needs a cross-Whitehall programme that actively engages with the myriad of departments and agencies.
The Government is poised to reverse the trend to competition rather than collaboration that has marked healthcare policy for 30 years.
Subject to mutual agreement, we could establish an integrated UK/French border patrol to rescue migrants at sea and bring them to a place of safety.