Policy


New Evidence Of Our Failing Asylum System Which Costs You £1bn Per Year

New Home Office statistics provide even more cause for thinking that the UK’s asylum system is rapidly becoming unfit for purpose. The number of cases waiting for over a year to be processed has risen to nearly 26,000 out of just under 52,000 claims, and now account for half of all applications awaiting an initial […]

Zero Removals Of Illegal Channel Immigrants In 2021 So Far

Times columnist Melanie Phillips recently pointed to the pernicious effect of the lack of effective action by the government to tackle illegal Channel crossings (see piece, published 2 March 2021). Statistics released by the Home Office suggest that, between 1 January 2019 and 1 October 2020, less than 250 migrants who crossed the English Channel […]

Toughen Up On Illegal Immigration

New Freedom of Information data revealed that, between 2015 and 2019, there were 44,415 raids on private homes and on care homes thought to be employing illegal workers, resulting in just 7,578 people being removed (see media report). Fewer than one in six raids led to removal. These enforcement visits appear to be just a […]

Staffing The Health Service Requires Training Not Immigration

The health sector had years to improve training of locals. Now they call for immigration. But that is not a solution. The only long-term answer is more training and better retention of existing staff Reliance on overseas-trained medical staff has allowed the NHS to get away with a long-term failure to plan for the training […]

Are Anti-trafficking Laws Being Abused For Immigration Purposes?

1. Modern slavery and people trafficking are evils. The former is the “the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means for the purpose of exploitation”.   Under Section 2, Part 1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, a person […]

Nothing Is Less True Than The Claim We Are A Nation Of Migrants

There is a very persistent myth about Britain, that we are ‘a nation of immigrants.’ Ed West in his excellent book The Diversity Illusion, debunks this claim comprehensively

The Government Has Opened Up The Risk Of Rapid Inflows Of Millions Of People With No Ability To Control The Numbers

The government have essentially abandoned control over access to long-term immigration for 5.4 million people currently residing in Hong Kong

Immigration And Demand For Homes In England

Summary 1. After the Covid crisis, net migration levels could well revert to the high levels witnessed over the past five years, or even surpass them, given the range of additional uncapped routes being opened under the new Points Based System.  If so, just over half of extra homes needed in England by the early […]

What’s The Point Of Taking Back Control Of Immigration If We Don’t Reduce It?

By Lord GreenPresident of Migration Watch UKConservative Home, December 27, 2020 The Trade Agreement announced on Christmas Eve has at last given us the very welcome opportunity to take back control of our laws, our trade, and our future. The government is to be warmly congratulated. Sadly, however, immigration has still not been effectively tackled. […]

Growing Deficiencies In Immigration Enforcement

Ex-senior government officials say there are likely to be more than a million illegal migrants in the UK and that a government estimate found that between 150,000 and 250,000 people fail to leave the UK when they should each year or illegally enter (pp.27-28 of report by think tank Civitas). The number of illegal migrants […]

17th December 2020 (Asylum, Legal Matters, Policy, Terrorism)

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