A legal solution for migrants crossing the Channel is crucial to destroy traffickers and revitalize the Rwanda plan
SUCCESSIVE Prime Ministers have promised to control Britain’s borders – but have failed miserably.
Rishi Sunak’s new crackdown on the evil gangs trafficking in illegal canal migrants must succeed.
His new laws will empower the Home Secretary to deport anyone whose life is not in danger in their own country.
Even more crucial is a clause that could allow UK courts to circumvent decisions by judges at the European Court of Human Rights.
It was a late-night decision by a Strasbourg judge that blocked the government’s Rwanda program.
The asylum system has been paralyzed for too long by lawyers who shamelessly exploit every loophole.
But Rishi’s plan has already been delayed by litigation.
And there is said to have been last-minute nervousness over Attorney General Victoria Prentis’ bill.
As one of the prime minister’s most important promises is to stop small boats, he has staked his premiership on it.
He must ensure that this legal solution is at the heart of his bill.
Otherwise, the rest will be little more than rhetoric, and we will once again see the government’s plans unraveled in court.
If Rishi succeeds, he can crush the traffickers and revive the Rwanda plan.
And legal migrants will benefit as the congestion delaying their cases is eased.
But getting this legislation through and implementing it will be the struggle of his political life.
Prevention must protect
PROTECTING the public from diabolical domestic terrorists must be a top priority for any government.
But the UK’s flagship anti-extremism program has now been judged woefully weak.
A long-awaited review of the Prevent program will say officials tasked with diverting would-be jihadists away from murderous violence are too soft.
According to the report, they appear to be behaving more like social workers.
The threat of IS-inspired Islamic monsters remains at the top of MI5’s inbox.
Seven of the 13 terrorist attacks in the past six years were carried out by known perpetrators.
This included Ali Harbi Ali, who was referred to Prevent as a teenager and given the all-clear before stabbing Tory MP Sir David Amess in October 2021.
If the Prevent report’s criticism is accurate, that’s a shame.
We cannot afford to spare callous mass murderers.
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