He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
Posts Tagged: Immigration
WATCH: The Prime Minister’s Windrush apology – “We are genuinely sorry”, she tells Caribbean leaders
“The Windrush generation helped to build the country we are today. I want to dispel any impression that my Government is clamping down on Commonwealth citizens.”
James Frayne: Remain-voting ministers don’t understand voters’ views on immigration, and so wildly overcompensate
Aggressive Home Office measures appear to be designed by people who wrongly assume that illiberal ideas must appeal to the primitive desires of the masses.
May kept astride the Home Office tiger through relentless, grinding work and fearsome, dedicated SpAds. If Rudd can’t do the same, she risks being eaten.
“I am announcing new dedicated team that will be set up to help these people evidence their right to be here.”
“It is inhumane and cruel for so many of that generation to have suffered for so long in this condition.”
Sunder Katwala: “Rivers of blood” and a striking reflection. Powell set the bar too low on integration.
Across this half-century, from Scarman after Brixton to MacPherson after Stephen Lawrence, governments have engaged only sporadically engaged with race.
Taking back control will give us scope to restore public confidence in our migration controls, support key sectors of the economy, and woo wealth creators.
They want to know that their political leaders aren’t racist or judgemental or stuck in a 1950s parody – but they aren’t interested in hearing about these ideas primarily.
The presence of people like Orban in the EU club should worry Brussels far more than the prospect of Britain leaving it
He often disagrees with EU policies, but would not be averse to using its powers and institutions to promote a very different, nativist, concept of Europe and Europeans.
It’s remarkable that the official public body that advises the Government on such issues seems not to have published a report on this topic since 2011.
Andrew Green: The Government has lost its way on immigration – and the Home Secretary shows no interest in reducing it
We should not allow ourselves, in the next phase of negotiations, to be drawn into further migration concessions in exchange for trade concessions.
After Brexit, EU nationals in the UK should have the right to vote in local elections – so should all other permanent residents
The principle of “no taxation without representation” should apply. Why should a Swede be able to vote but not a Norwegian?
The Green Paper isn’t perfect, but the Communities Secretary is right to reject oaths of office and an excessively broad definition of ‘extremism’.
Social cohesion is a tricky thing to quantify, but the Communities Secretary should explain how he plans to decide if his pilot programmes are a success or not.