Tag Archives: immigration

  1. Explaining Labour’s immigration confusion

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    November 29, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the absence of a sensible debate about immigration, the Tories having a policy that might control it is attracting …
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  2. Explaining Tony Blair’s immigration proposals

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    September 14, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The ad hominem attacks were quick in coming, but the political and economic arguments were much slower to arrive. Former …
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  3. If they want to ‘win’, Remainers will need to be patient

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    September 1, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    As you may know, there is a strong and well-supported movement to reverse the EU referendum result. In one sense …
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  4. The real Brexit Debate: Fairness between Consumers and Producers

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    August 10, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Since the Brexit vote, there has been a lot of talk about effect of immigration controls on our public services …
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  5. Why there is no simple answer for the ‘3 million’?

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    June 25, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The latest incident of Theresa May managing to snatch a worse defeat from an already pretty bad one has been …
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  6. Why we should spend that ‘£350m a week’ on education instead

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    June 17, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Just after last year’s referendum, a friend of mine commented that the Leave campaign had ‘missed a trick’ with their …
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  7. UKIP’s Brexit tests – any negotiation is too much

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    May 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The launch of the UKIP manifesto was a chance for us to see them put the details on what being …
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  8. Please let there be no more immigration ‘caps’

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    May 3, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    How do make a well-trained Canadian GP leaving the UK and going back to Canada seem like a ‘good’ thing? How …
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  9. The vote to leave was NOT a vote for a points-based immigration system

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    September 6, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    So the first Brexit battle-line is drawn. Theresa May has ‘ruled-out’ an Australian style points system for immigration as a …
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  10. EU referendum – Points systems for immigration could wreck the UK’s economy 

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    June 2, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ll start by declaring an interest. Yesterday I had my hair cut in at a barber’s set up and staffed …
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  11. How economics and politics are causing our labour market to fail

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    November 3, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Nowhere is the tone of public discourse and the facts on the ground so different as the jobs market. The …
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  12. UKIP’s manifesto – plans relying completely on the counter-factual

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    April 17, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    What I have liked about UKIP’s contribution to British politics over the past few years has been the effect that …
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  13. If you don’t love it, leave it? Poppycock

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    March 22, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Do you HAVE to love your country? If you don’t love your country, should you leave it? I’m not just …
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  14. If our workers were more like our immigrants we would need less immigrants

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    March 15, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    In their wonderful detailed and balanced attempt to discern the difference between myth and reality with immigration to this country, …
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  15. Unrealistic targets are not the way to deal with the politics of immigration

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    March 5, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Talk to people around the country about immigration, and they will say that it is a really important topic for …
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  16. Why is there a correlation between immigration and inequality?

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    January 24, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Professor Danny Dorling from Oxford University visited our school this week to talk about inequality. It was the very last thing …
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  17. Labour immigration policy cannot exist without offering an EU referendum

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    December 23, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The Labour Party is undergoing convulsions on the topic of immigration this week. First, Ed Miliband gave what he had …
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  18. No, Theresa, you May not bolster your leadership claims by stopping foreign graduates staying here.

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    December 22, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Those blasted immigrants. Who do they think they are? Coming over here, saving our lives, creating products we want. Oh, …
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  19. You want the truth on immigration? You can’t handle the truth.

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    November 28, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Owen Paterson – a Conservative MP who used to the Environment Secretary, gave a speech this week in which he …
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  20. Nigel Farage wants his country back. To what extent?

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    November 14, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Journalists love Nigel Farage for a simple reason – he gives good copy. He says what he believes and isn’t …
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  21. The best way to pay for the NHS in future? Immigration

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    November 6, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, published a report last week into the future of the health service, …
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  22. Winning on immigration will not win elections. Fact.

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    October 21, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    It’s all a bit odd. The Conservatives seem to think that they will win the next election by talking a …
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  23. Cameron sinks deeper into EU mess.

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    October 21, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Any chance that there is a by-election on soon? Why else would David Cameron spend today shaking his fist at …
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  24. Have we just discovered that the NHS is a Westminster bubble issue but not a voting issue

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    October 14, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Amongst the fall-out from the astonishing performance of UKIP on Thursday in the Heywood and Middleton by-election, it is possible …
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  25. Cameron delivers a speech aimed at tightening the Tory defence of Downing Street

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    October 2, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron made his pitch to the nation yesterday in his last conference speech before the 2015 General Election. The …
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  26. UKIP policies – closely targetted at winning seats but not for a serious party of power

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    September 30, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Just before the UKIP conference, the Labour Party released a press statement pointing out that UKIP were “more Tory that …
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  27. Nick Clegg and the politics of border controls.

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    August 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    How can a proper immigration control system exist in his country that counts and checks the people coming in but …
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  28. 2014 election focus: Conservatives must put long-term survival ahead of short-term power

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    May 31, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Having lived much of my life under the belief that if you have low expectations of everything you are more …
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  29. 2014 elections focus: How do we solve a problem like UKIP?

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    May 27, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    First, some statistical perspective, because it’s important. Turnout in the EU elections was around 32%. Of this, UKIP got 27.5% …
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