The UK’s fight against immigration divides the Conservative Party
the struggle against the arrival of immigrants Keep ticking the agenda in United kingdom. pressure on prime ministerAnd Rishi Sunakso that it adopts a stricter policy in this regard, it has climbed a new step after Conservative National Conventiona three-day event organized at London Last week by the Edmund Burke-close to Right-wing populism Donald Trump – and a number of members of the British government participated.
One of them was Interior MinisterAnd Suela Bravermanrepresentative of hard wing of the conservative party Who warned of an increase in net migration in the country – which includes the difference between departures and arrivals -. According to his own administration’s projections, the total number of migrants arriving in the UK in 2022 could exceed 650,000a figure much higher than the number recorded before the pandemic and which highlights the “conservatives”, who put restrictions on immigration as one of the Major promises in the 2019 campaign.
The solid wing in the formation requires more force from the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, and is positioned ahead of a possible replacement after the election
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“we have to reduce numbers Total migration,” he stated emphatically bravewho noted that despite the fact that the government’s main priority is to stop irregular access immigrants through the English Channelis also necessary Tightening requirements For those who access through legal channels. We can’t forget how We do things ourselves. There is no reason why we can’t train haulers, butchers and field workers [británicos]”, he added.
letter brave It was interpreted as a A touch of interest Sunak, who has focused all his efforts on the controversial illegal immigration law, which allows b Arrest and deportation to third countrieshow Rwandaof persons entering the country irregularly. But the prime minister has avoided being blunt in his position regarding the arrival of migrants through legal channels, recognizing that many of them are essential cover the Labor shortage In sectors such as construction or agriculture.
Reduce the numbers
In response to a question about that on the way to the G7 summit, Sunak I realized the need to reduction Indices of net migration however Avoid committing To put it down from the records for 2019. “I don’t want to say an exact number,” he said last Friday in a BBC interview. “When we talk about immigration, what I hear from most people is that they are Priority to stop boats [que llegan por el Canal de la Mancha] And Stop illegal immigration“.
With regard to legal expatriates, the Prime Minister justified the increase due to Granting visas to thousands of Ukrainian refugees He explained that if there is a reduction, the number will be higher or lower depending on “ How is the economy progressing? and the conditions the country is facing at any given moment.”
the sanity Sinak on the restrictions imposed on granting visas was supported by other members of his cabinet, such as the Minister of Economy, Jeremy Huntor the Minister of Education, Gillian Keeganwho advocate a “pragmatic” vision and highlight the importance of immigrants Keeping the UK economy afloatwhich has been located On the brink of recession This year it continues at levels inflation above 10%.
Despite the fact that the leading members of the Conservative Party They asked for unity With Sunak facing the upcoming elections, members of his cabinet like Braverman are trying to keep it going private profile Ahead of a possible electoral disaster for the party next year. the Bad results in local electionsThe Conservatives lost more than thousand advisorThe PM, who is still a long way from the Labor candidate, has been warned, Keir Starmerat the polls for the general election.
results Sunak In the elections will depend in part on their ability to do so an agreement he immigration issue. Possible failure in this area will open the door to brave and other representatives of the hard-line wing of the party Take a step forward to run for leadership formation. Something that the British “Prime Minister” does not think about at the moment, who is so self-confident stay in the office after the election. “I know it’s tough right now, but I believe We’ve made good progress In the six months I’ve been in office. I will continue to do that.”
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