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.
Posts Tagged: Immigration
Binita Mehta-Parmar: Javid has a crucial opportunity to improve the Government’s standing among BME voters
He is uniquely placed to start to rebuild trust – and that task is essential to our Party’s future.
Alex Morton: A solution to Tory electoral problems in the capital. Work to make it more like the rest of England.
It’s wrong to claim that May and Brexit have brought new problems for the Conservatives in London. These were clear in 2015 under Cameron.
“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.
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.
“I think she’s got a massive amount to contribute at the very highest levels of government in the years ahead.”
The former Culture Minister says that there had already been a slide before the last election, and that the challenge will be greater after Windrush.
He says that what she was aware of was a broader “ambition” to remove more illegal immigrants – not a target.
WATCH: Cable – “The working assumption that successive governments have made is that the public are pretty bigoted”
But the Liberal Democrat leader says that voter opinion “is now running ahead of the politicians” after Windrush.
The Home Secretary’s future is entangled with the calculations of May and the complications of Brexit.
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
Plus: Local elections – Jacqui Smith and I step in where the BBC won’t go. And: my advice to Rudd? KBO – as Churchill used to put it.
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.
“It is absolutely right that, across this House, we should all be absolutely clear in our determination to ensure that we stamp out racism in every form.”
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.