Where Is The Crackdown?

Bright weather, calm seas and light winds on a spring bank holiday and, guess what, illegal Channel crossings shoot up (as reported by the BBC). And yet, it seems that every time this happens, as it did over the bank holiday weekend, the Home Office throws its hands up in surprise and tells us how many the French stopped […]

9th June 2021 (Newsletters)

A ‘smoke And Mirrors’ Immigration Plan

The government absurdly claims that its plan for non-UK national arrivals (still on a massive scale) delivers ‘firmer’ control of immigration. Meanwhile, the Home Secretary dodged answering a question on whether immigration would be reduced, dismissing it as the ‘language of old’. This was not what she said in February last year or indeed what she […]

27th May 2021 (Newsletters)

The Rule Of Law Matters

Enforcement of the law was thwarted by a mob in Glasgow a week ago, encouraged by Nicola Sturgeon and her justice minister, Humza Yousaf, and other politicians,  – like Labour MSP, Paul Sweeney, who issued a tweet that included a map of how to get to where the detained men and immigration enforcement officials were […]

Immigration Control Helps Cohesion

Former EU Brexit negotiator Michael Barnier announced this week that he thinks France should ‘possibly’ suspend immigration from outside the EU for the next five years. As columnist Stephen Glover wrote in the Daily Mail, this seems to suggest that the UK’s desire to reclaim border sovereignty may not have been so xenophobic and small minded after all. Glover goes on […]

Voters Still Care About Borders

There was further evidence of the perception gap on the issue of immigration between the public and the political establishment this week. The immigration-at-all-costs priorities of our leaders was reflected perfectly in the new trade deal with India, which will allow Indian nationals have even easier access to the UK for work and study. This comes in […]

Time To Have Your Say

As some readers of this E-mail may know, the Home Office is holding a consultation on the plans to reform the asylum system announced by the Home Secretary on March 24. This really is an opportunity for you to have your say on what you would like to happen. Priti Patel has said that the main objectives of […]

Jobs Crisis Worsened By Looser Visa Rules

Official figures released this week by the Office for National Statistics tell us that there has been a decrease of 813,000 in payrolled employees since the first ‘lockdown’ started last year, and 53% per cent of this is due to fewer people under 25 being employed. On top of this 436,000 drop in payroll employment for […]

26th April 2021 (Newsletters)

Prosecutions On Illegal Immigration Are Down

This week we point to prosecutions of illegal immigration offences –  just 625 prosecutions a year between 2017 and 2019);  see ‘Blog of the Week’ below. This is doubly concerning as our borders are still as porous as ever, despite the tough talk from government and the continued global health crisis. As out Channel Tracking Station shows, […]

20th April 2021 (Newsletters)

Modern Slavery Laws Abused

Very sad to learn of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. A wonderful man. May he rest in peace. Abuse of Modern Slavery laws This week has seen more reports of abuse of our immigration system. The news that Albanian gangsters have been using modern slavery laws to avoid being detained by police […]

Immigration Controls Weakened

Despite last week’s tough rhetoric over asylum abuse, the government’s overall immigration policy is scarily weak. This week we published a paper about new rules allowing foreign students to take up any kind of work for up to two years after finishing their studies. You can also see our press release here. Previously, non-EU graduates (who make up […]

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