The Deputy Prime Minister said it was only an “aspiration”. “It is not,” Mr Clegg said, “a Coalition Government objective to pursue a numerical target.”
Five minutes ago I was told by a senior Tory that Coalition immigration policy is working towards reducing immigration to the tens of thousands.
I am not surprised by this, as we know the EU in its totality is an organisation that operates outside common sense and legality, and we know that David Cameron is hoping to make reduced immigration a flagship policy of his regime. The problem is that he can’t achieve this legally, and so the illegal operation of the system is now the norm for most applicants to the UKBA.
UPDATE 16th April – She is re-applying, ramping up the evidence yet further that she represents nil risk to the UK Border Agency of any kind. Her money is her own, and she has more than enough to cover the cost of her visit. I could cover the costs anyway, but they said that wasn’t good enough last time. This is her third attempt for her visa. Appealing against the earlier decisions would take six to eight months and require a court hearing in the UK. I imagine that would all cost me best part of GBP 5000 and take up months of valuable time. It’s all over a relatively short stay, meeting the relatives and seeing Britain, our lovely, bureaucratic and rather inhuman country.
DETAILS OF THE UK BORDER AGENCY’s unlawful operations will be advised tomorrow (Monday) after a second meeting with the lawyer, to confirm the sections that are not being implemented correctly by The UK Border Agency in the refusal of visas . So far the news media has focused on the illegal placement of a cap being imposed on numbers of skilled workers permitted entry under Tier 1 and Tier 2, without any attempt made to obtain approval from the UK Parliament for the imposition of the cap. Vince Cable is attacking this policy as the wrong way to address the problem.
What is also starting to be come apparent is that there is an equally vicious cap being imposed on all categories of Visas being applied worldwide, which has not yet been admitted to by The Border Agency or the Government. It is making a mockery of a rules-based system, and replacing it with an illegal policy in denial. The majority of the refusals being made, are being couched in terms that are outside the remit that The Border Agency should be operating within, (details to be released and confirmed on here tomorrow). In effect there is a cover-up going on, and it needs exposing.
As David Cameron is making Immigration a key flagship policy of the Coalition Government, this leaves him in a politically vulnerable position, and, before long, the truth will out.
My other comment on Conservativehome –
UPDATE – Peter Hitchens writing in Mailonline points out where the real problems lie with Cameron’s misguided immigration policies, noting his ineffective ”Alf Garnett” routine. Rather then keeping out highly skilled workers, or the short visits of tourists who want to spend money in Britain and then leave, Britain should drop PC dogma and integrate immigrants properly into our society. He writes – Meanwhile, mass immigration, and the official PC dogma that prevents integration, will continue as before.
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