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.
Posts Tagged: Immigration
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.
The Home Office won’t be fit for purpose to administer a post-Brexit migration system without a full understanding of what went wrong.
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
The Shadow Equalities Minister alleges that the task force the Prime Minister has put together to deal with Windrush cases is inadequate.
“We think if you’re a politician in charge of a department, and a department does its job as badly as the Home Office has clearly been doing, you should resign.”
“But clearly there have been very significant failures in terms of how this has been implemented, and it’s right that we address that.”
The former Northern Irish Secretary explains to Peston his horror at the current Home Office scandal and how the Government should correct it.
Iain Dale: As I prepared for my Question Time debut, I heard that Diane Abbott had pulled out. Was it something I said?
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
Is the Home Office blunderingly incompetent, or deliberately obstructive? Bad news: it’s a combination of both.
One or the other would be easier to solve – and politically helpful to at least somebody. As it is, our immigration system exhibits the worst of both worlds.
WATCH: Ici Londres – After the Windrush scandal, it is all the more important for liberal Leavers to speak up, argues Hannan
One of the few positive things to come out of the appalling affair is the way it revealed the British people are far from the anti-immigrant caricature some paint of them.
WATCH: May v Corbyn – “The decision to destroy the landing cards was taken in 2009 under a Labour government”
The Labour Leader had asked if the Prime Minister had signed off the decision as Home Secretary.