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5 April 2004
The government's immigration policy is collapsing because it is trying to do one thing while saying another.
16 February 2004
The failure of the Prime
Minister to support his own government's worked-out policy on immigration
by workers from the E.U. accession countries of eastern Europe illustrates
the credibility gap he has opened up with an increasingly unconvinced electorate.
Pandering to the right wing press on the issue will not paper over the cracks.
1 December 2003
Tory leader Michael Howard
sounded more liberal than the government on asylum last week. So perhaps it's
time to acknowledge that the public attitudes on this issue are more complicated
than they look.
27 October 2003
Asylum seekers and economic
migrants can be an asset as well as a cost. Letting them work while their
cases are considered is useful for society and saves money, too.
20 October 2003
Civil society is complicated
and messy. Giving everyone a piece of plastic with a number on it will not
make it less so.
11 August 2003
By toughening up on asylum-seekers, the government is turning complicated human issues into a numbers game that it cannot win. Spare a thought for the innocent victims caught in the fall out.
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