Time for action on migrant dinghies
RISHI Sunak’s new bill to end the Channel migrant crisis promises to outlaw all forms of asylum claims for those who arrive by small boats.
Migrants who arrive illegally may also be barred from using human rights laws to remain here.
The PM has cured one massive headache on the Northern Irish border, but solving the migrant crisis will be more like keyhole surgery.
For years ruthless people traffickers have run their own illegal ferry services from France, with nearly 46,000 arriving in dinghies during 2022 alone.
And there have been so many false dawns in the battle to turn the tide on small boats that voters are sick to the back teeth with the empty promises.
But whatever is contained in Rishi’s boat plan will be better than anything Keir Starmer’s Labour Party would attempt.
They have no credible policy on this humanitarian crisis. Wonder why?
Well in his previous life as a human rights barrister, Sir Keir represented an Egyptian terrorist fighting extradition from the UK.
And the Labour leader and a number of his shadow cabinet once signed a letter calling for the suspension of all flights deporting criminals from the UK.
Rishi’s new bill is crucial for the Tories.
As Home Secretary Suella Braverman says today: “The PM and I will do whatever it takes. You can judge us by our actions.”
Don’t worry Home Secretary, we will.
Don’t forget heroes
OUR veterans dedicated their lives to keeping us secure.
Military life provided them with many of the key skills for success on Civvy Street such as hard work, punctuality and taking responsibility.
You can’t work from home on the front-line.
That is why the introduction of the National Insurance break for employers who took on former service personnel was a vote-winning plank of Boris’s 2019 election manifesto.
Now we learn this lifeline faces the axe.
We owe veterans a debt — they can’t be victims of penny-pinching mandarins.
Kids need Tikking off
SMARTPHONES are woven into every aspect of our modern lives.
But there is no place for them in classrooms.
They have fuelled the recent school chaos highlighted in TikTok videos posted by pupils.
The Government must ring the changes and ban these devices from lessons.