Law and border
ALBANIA is a safe nation for its citizens — even the European Commission says so.
Why, then, are we making our own country less secure by allowing tens of thousands of them to cross the Channel illegally and claim asylum?
Especially as many end up working for drug gangs in our major cities.
This would lead to a drastic cut in crossings.
It is bound to be fought tooth and nail by leftie lawyers and campaign groups who have already done their utmost to kill the Rwanda scheme.
They have repeatedly accused Suella Braverman of racism in her approach.
But the Home Secretary is right to insist that it is not xenophobia that drives her to consider indefinite detention for crossers — it’s upholding the law.
She gets the strength of feeling of ordinary folk in towns where public services are stretched to breaking point.
Braverman says she’ll do “whatever it takes” to solve the problem.
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We hope so.
Because this country is heartily sick of repeated law-breaking being rewarded.
IT’S no surprise to see the union leaders presiding over a new winter of discontent welcoming Government plans to allow staff to demand working from home.
Measures are being drawn up that will give workers the right to ask to shun the office and insist on flexitime — even on day one of their new employment.
Ministers claim they are trying to rebalance work and life for millions.
There could be advantages, such as helping parents struggling with childcare to free up more quality family time.
But at what cost to struggling small businesses and the wider economy?
Cosseted in their bedroom offices, they are largely protected from the ruinous impact of widespread industrial action.
Cheerleaders for WFH make it sound like a paradise of productivity.
But, like everything, someone must foot the bill.
And it could be thousands of British workers who end up paying with their jobs.
England’s sensational triumph over Senegal was no doubt inspired by the last-minute arrival of unofficial mascot Chesney Hawkes.
Now we must stiffen the sinews for France.
And on Saturday cry God for Harry Kane, England and Saint George.