The most serious risk of all is the clear possibility that the new regime will lead to a massive increase of immigration.
Posts Tagged: Migration
Philip Salter: Letting overseas students stay to work is right, and opens up new opportunities for our economy
Almost half of the UK’s fastest-growing startups have at least one foreign-born founder – many of whom came to the UK to study, then stayed to work.
Mark Harper: Most people think it is right to reduce migration. We need a Sustainable Immigration Plan.
This new plan from Onward would force the Government to set out its own plans and forecasts – and make the trade-offs that are inherent in migration policy.
Normally it’s the other way round. How long will it be before the traditional divide reasserts itself?
Peter Walker: By defining all construction jobs as ‘low-skilled’, the Migration Advisory Committee is making a serious mistake
The description is misleading, and will deter young people from entering the sector. Ultimately, it will constrain the labour supply needed to build more houses.
Various Leavers – and the head of the Remain campaign – predicted such an outcome. Now it seems we’re seeing it happen.
It is a vital tool for speeding up applications and ensuring more reliable judgements, and is good for both applications and the state.
Meanwhile, my ECR colleagues and I continue to push for a sensible, nation-led approach to tackling the migration crisis.
Both the type and quantity of migration that is desirable would be better decided at a more local level.
WATCH: Brexit Britain is an oasis of moderation even while populists rise elsewhere, notes Daniel Hannan
“In which EU country does the public when polled take the most positive view of immigration?”
Immigration. Brexit simply means regaining control of our border policy. What we do with it then is up to us.
The UK should be willing to consider some flexibility in return for a trade deal – with Australia, with India, with Brazil and, yes, with the EU.
Diane Abbott is trying to forge an alliance between immigrant communities and an employer’s lobby keen to import labour.
Tim Gocher: The hostile environment costs us dearly – Britain would profit from a more reasonable approach
The current system offends our allies and deters valuable skilled migrants. There is a better way.
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.
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.