The immediate effect of the election will be a period of fraught negotiation, but it might not be a bad change in the long-term.
Posts Tagged: Immigration and asylum
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.
Ben Roback: Children in cages – part of Trump’s playbook for the mid-terms and the next presidential election
The Republican base which is so staunchly loyal to its president shows no sign of wavering over an issue that candidate Trump was persistently vocal about.
Of the 66 million people globally who have been forcibly displaced, approximately 40.3 million are displaced within their own countries.
Damaged by last year’s election. Playing for time. Grappling with revolts – and resignation threats. We refer, of course, to Merkel.
The German Chancellor faces a rebellion from her Bavarian allies on the question of immigration – and is pleading for more time before the EU summit.
Andrew Mitchell: A 28-day time limit on immigration detention would save money and make the system more just
We remain the only country in Europe to detain people indefinitely for the purposes of immigration enforcement, at large financial and human cost.
There are clearly questions about what’s happening in relation to voting, membership, and representation — and what the Party should or might want to do.
Even the liberal commentators are having to acknowledge that post-Brexit the country has become more welcoming to migration, not less.
Robert Halfon: Last week’s elections blazed a trail for fusing workers’ and metropolitan conservatism
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
We published an article by the former Minister trailing his new book, and will be linking to each of its chapters as they are released.
“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.
WATCH: Javid’s Home Secretary TV debut. He says his priority is security. And that his urgent task is to sort Windrush.
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.
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.
Without a firm, stated base, we are vulnerable to being pushed around by the Commission. Ministers might find it uncomfortable to talk numbers, but they must.