Both the type and quantity of migration that is desirable would be better decided at a more local level.
Posts Tagged: Migration
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.
“I see neither the sense nor the need to stick to an immigration figure devised…a decade ago, which has never been met” – Davidson
“In or out of the EU, our task remains the same: to be open, not closed, to the world around us. To always look outwards for opportunities, not inwards for cold comfort.”
I live and work in Spain. My fiancée is an EU citizen. Each of our futures, and our shared plans, are now tangled in a Brexit waiting game.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.