Why not conceive of the state as essentially a regulator and provider of services, dressed up in such odds and ends of holy writ as pass the smell test – one tax base under the NHS and the Equality Act?
“The problems faced by Margaret Thatcher and Nigel Lawson – and indeed George Osborne and David Cameron – are different from the crises and challenges we face today.”
Users of the Government’s scheme should enjoy the same exemptions from international student fees and NHS surcharges as Ukrainian and other refugees.
There is a big difference between accepting that the UK has a responsibility to see she faces justice and arguing that she “needs saving”.
Tory MPs and peers must push back against the Government’s amendment to the Nationality and Borders Bill.
A sense of ownership comes not just with physical property but with a more intangible feeling of empowerment in your community.
I was excited by Shaun Bailey’s manifesto before the London Mayoral elections, and equally upset not to have the chance to back it.
We must create a system which is tough on people smugglers, but ensures we extend hospitality to the most needy and vulnerable.
A ‘two-tier’ asylum system that penalises illegal entry makes sense, but the reforms to citizenship law are a big missed opportunity.
A positive agenda would encourage those whom we are now seeking to attract to take that extra step.
We should follow the American example and offer an cheap, easy, and automatic pathway to residency and citizenship for those who serve.
Doing so would improve social integration, enhance the contribution that migrants make, and allay public discontent over immigration.
What is it – and how can we strengthen it? That is the focus of Bright Blue’s latest report, published today.