Bloomberg has a piece headed ‘The Colossal Price of Theresa May’s Immigration Obsession‘.
[The]control of British borders is probably the most indelible of May’s red lines in the Brexit negotiations. Even though she voted remain, she was always the fiercest champion of the Conservative Party’s promise to cut yearly net migration to the “tens of thousands” during her previous incarnation as home secretary. Ivan Rogers, the former U.K. ambassador to the EU, said last week: “The entire EU knows that where we have now reached derives from her putting the ending of free movement of people well above all other objectives.”…
Brits increasingly think that Britain should prioritize staying in the single market over ending freedom of movement, according to the pollsters Opinium. That fits with other surveys which put worries about the economy and public services above immigration….
We now know some of the consequences as this photograph so clearly demonstrates.
May coined the term the nasty party – and the expression is clearly even more justified under her leadership.
At least Sadiq Khan’s New Year fireworks display organised the London Eye to resemble the EU flag with the theme of ‘London is open’.
And it must have had an effect because Conservative MP and Brexit-supporter Andrew Bridgen accused Mr Khan of a “betrayal of democracy”.
He may be an MP but his democracy is not the democracy I understand or recognise.
But his opinion does, remarkably, seem to sum up the predominant and rather tyrannical, government view.