Even the liberal commentators are having to acknowledge that post-Brexit the country has become more welcoming to migration, not less.
Posts Tagged: Immigration
Will Italy’s new government blow the bloody doors off? Don’t get your hopes up. (Or your fears either.)
One day the country’s voters may dig in against the long squeeze imposed on them from northern Europe. But don’t be too sure it will happen yet.
The attempt by some Remainers to frame the negotiation as ‘how can we achieve the closest possible relationship with the EU?’ is disingenuous, and should be strongly rebutted.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
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.
James Frayne: Step one in showing provincial English voters more respect. Clear up this Customs Union mess.
Given that they saved the Party’s bacon, you would expect senior figures to say and do whatever it takes to keep them on side.
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.
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.