Rishi Sunak must appear reasonable enough to those MPs who are worried about our international obligations, and impatient enough to those who worry he is not sufficiently serious about tackling small boats.
Having a national broadcaster that integrates the country is increasingly difficult if that country is far more divided along lines of faith, race, politics, values, and half a dozen other qualities than it was a century ago.
“We will have the ability in the vast majority of cases to send [illegal migrants] to an alternative safe country”, he pledges.
The time has come for us to banish the scandalous small boat crossings to history, break the back of the people smuggling gangs, and prioritise the world’s neediest.
Such a move would damage the levelling-up agenda, dampen economic growth locally and nationally, and weaken the UK’s soft power abroad.
On 29 November, the EU is convening a high-level meeting on ‘legal pathways’ with member states, the US, Canada and the UK invited. I very much hope that the UK will attend.
At the last election 81 per cent of voters believed that a Conservative victory would mean fewer migrants. The party’s manifesto explicitly promised that “there will be fewer lower-skilled migrants and overall numbers will come down.”
This is one area where Brexit doomsayers such as I have been proven wrong. So why is he so unhappy about it?
Building up economic resilience will be necessary for a successful response to Brexit, Covid recovery and the transition to Net Zero.
Gove is ready to localise as much either as he wants to or as his colleagues will let him, or both. I hope it’s work in progress.
Its main difficulties surround the related issues of getting Brexit done, cutting low and no skilled migration and keeping taxes down.
Seven out of ten respondents to our poll support that position – though one in five do not.
Truss must ensure Britain remains a global leader in development, as well as in defence and diplomacy.
“There is an extensive body of research that demonstrates the damaging effects on social trust and cohesion from uncontrolled migration.”