Boris pledges Amnesty for 500,000 Illegals
Well that didn't last long. Not even a day after sacking the incompetent Immigration Minister, PM Boris has pledged to look at the possibility of legalising 500,000 illegal migrants.
On his first day as PM in the House of Commons, here is what Boris said in response to a question by Labour MP Rupda Huq:
It is absolutely true that I have raised it several times [when] I was in government. I must say, it did not receive an overwhelming endorsement from the previous prime minister when I raised it in cabinet.
But I have to say I do think our arrangements – theoretically being committed to the expulsion of perhaps half a million people who don’t have the correct papers and who may have been living and working here for many, many years without being involved in any criminal activity at all – I think that legal position is anomalous.
And we saw the difficulties that that kind of problem occasioned in the Windrush fiasco. We know the difficulties that can be caused.
And I do think – yes, I will answer [Huq] directly – I do think we need to look at our arrangements for people who have lived and worked here for a long time, unable to enter the economy, unable to participate properly or pay taxes without documents.
We should look at it. And the truth is the law already basically allows them an effective amnesty. That’s basically where things have settled down. But we should look at the the economic advantages and disadvantages of going ahead with the policy that [Huq] described and which I think she and I share.
He then went to say that the immigration reduction targets set out by Theresa May will be scrapped in favour of an Australian style point system:
“No-one believes more strongly than me in the benefits of migration to our country.
“But I am clear that our immigration system must change. For years, politicians have promised the public an Australian-style points-based system.
“And today I will actually deliver on those promises - I will ask the Migration Advisory Committee to conduct a review of that system as the first step in a radical rewriting of our immigration system.
“I am convinced that we can produce a system that the British public can have confidence in.”
Yet again, another Prime Minister has been appointed who seeks to transform our ancient land into something alien by planning to appease lawbreakers with a lifetime of benefits and a passport. The delusion that Boris was a Prime Minister will to fight for the English people has been well and truly shattered.