Written by Suzanne Evans
Despite pledging to “take back control”, flaws in the Government’s legislation suggests a lack of will to live up to its election promises.
Coronavirus has been disastrous for almost every area of business in the UK with one notable exception: the trade in legal and illegal migration. As this area of Britain’s economy booms, the Government’s new immigration bill, due to be considered by the House of Commons at committee stage today, lacks the teeth to get to grips with the problem.
To put the scale of the issue into context, during the April lockdown peak, while the rest of us were confined to our homes, the UK saw a record monthly high of almost 50,000 new non-UK nationals arrive here legally. Migrants spilled out from the airports and onto the public transport network, no health questions asked.