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.
Posts Tagged: Migration Watch
Countries with which we strike future trade deals – the top priority for Party members according to our survey – should be treated more favourably than those with which we don’t.
Brexit. Compare and contrast. On divergence, real Cabinet debate. On immigration, a stance quietly shelved.
220,000 people from EU countries came here last year. May’s U-turn thus has implications not only for rights but for numbers.
James Cartlidge: We should consider joining EFTA – which would give us the brake on unskilled EU migration that we may need
If we are also out of CAP, CFP and direct ECJ jurisdiction, able to negotiate our own trade deals and in the Single Market, it might not be such a bad outcome after all.
Brexit offers an opportunity to change our path – and failing to do so could bring very serious electoral consequences.
Some employers have been doing very nicely out of labour which puts up with low pay, poor conditions and little flexibility in their hours.
It is unlikely that the mass of such voters in those crucial northern and midlands marginals would welcome a permissive approach.
MigrationWatch believes that net migration from the EU is unlikely to fall below 155,000 in the medium to long term for as long as free movement continues.
He stands out as a co-operative presence amidst the uncertainties of court cases, elections on the continent, and whatever negotiations may bring.
Whatever your view about the desirability of the former, the Prime Minister is under no obligation to sign up to it.
Our new Prime Minister must sort out Ministerial confusion over what a post-Brexit immigration policy looks like.
‘Migrant cop-out’…’Why won’t Cameron come clean?’…’Window dressing’ – the new immigration ‘crack-down’ falters
The papers, the experts and the competition all vividly illustrate the mire in which Cameron is wading.
There are few clear answers to that question, despite all the firm rhetoric flying around. What we need is more nuance and better information.
Priti Patel MP: Abu Qatada deported. Bogus colleges closed. New benefit controls. How Conservatives are controlling immigration
New restrictions have also been placed on EU migrants wishing to come to the UK, which is in complete contrast to anything done by Labour.
Mark Field MP: Conservatives for Managed Migration want a sensible immigration policy, not an open door
Sir Andrew Green knows much about immigration policy, but in my experience the current system is broken.