Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
If they don’t act, it will be left to the Brexit Party to provide the only outlet for opposition on an issue of deep concern to the voters.
In the second part of this mini-series, we reveal a pledge we are putting to all the hopefuls to bring down net inflow to 150,000 per year.
Diane Abbott is trying to forge an alliance between immigrant communities and an employer’s lobby keen to import labour.
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.
It is a vital piece of legislation which, crucially, has drawn widespread support from a diverse range of people and organisations.
It has worked in Australia but in a totally different context.
70 per cent of firms assisted by the service reported significant benefit to overseas sales and their business overall.
Those that prevent ordinary Syrians from accessing humanitarian aid and economic opportunities should be ended.