November 28, 2014 7:19 PM
Control. Control of who comes here. Control of what benefits they receive.
That's what David Cameron said the people were demanding on the morning after that broken immigration promise.
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November 29, 2014 11:19 PM
There is one very simple way to help this problem and that is to bring in identity cards for the UK like most other EU countries have which are only given to people who prove their solvency. With no ID controls and health care free at source, the uk is an illegal labour market paradise. Those would-be immigrants in Calais are not attracted by England's green and pleasant land, believe me.
November 29, 2014 9:18 PM
Surely this issue is party agnostic and DC has finally realised this (not that I like him or his party). Simply put, let them come but don't let them claim benefits. And much as it pains me to say it he has something I'd not considered; if they haven't had a job for 6 months send them home.
November 29, 2014 6:50 PM
You can sense it. This is the week that Cameron lost the election.
November 29, 2014 6:44 PM
Most centre-right voters must be feeling it's now time to give up on Cameron. They'll do so with some regret, because he comes across as a decent enough bloke, and sometimes sounds as though he knows what he's doing. But the plain facts are undeniable. This latest set of immigration stats show his immigration policy has been not so much ineffective as non-existent. He just doesn't get things done.
November 29, 2014 6:37 PM
I am sick to death of Cameron's spinning. The more he talks of the EU and the powers he'll take back, the more the Conservatives will leave because he will not control the United Kingdom boarders. I for one cannot stand to wait another three years for an EU referendum while a further 750,000 walk in. It's now too late for Cameron and I think he knows it. I fear we are doomed because he's weak.