IT IS vital that Britain can robustly police its borders when we fully leave EU rules in less than six months.
So we applaud Michael Gove for injecting new cash to ensure they will be safe and secure as we take back control.
Priti Patel is spot on when she says we must attract the brightest and best regardless of where they are from[/caption]
He is pledging £705million to beef up the staffing and technology needed to manage migration and trade — EU deal or no deal.
Eurocrats fuming over Brexit are unlikely to make life easy after we go.
So the Government must do all it can to minimise red tape faced by hard-working businesses.
Mr Gove says our EU exit will offer “significant opportunities” that we must seize.
Too right, Cabinet Minister.
And one is fixing the broken immigration system.
Priti Patel is spot on when she says we must attract the brightest and best regardless of where they are from.
Highly skilled migrants will be crucial in helping the economy bounce back after the battering of coronavirus.
But Britain will be in the driving seat for the first time in decades, and able to protect jobs at home too.
Frustratingly, even the new points-based system will not plug all the loopholes, as the Home Secretary knows.
Today we report on the scandal of a Turkish crime boss who cannot be deported even though he is from outside the EU.
Ms Patel believes he represents a “serious threat to public security”.
But judges apparently blocked her order because the villain is married to an EU citizen with residency rights in the UK.
This kind of deadlock will anger all those who voted for Brexit.
Taking back control should include the power to kick out such dangerous crooks.
Time to say no to China
FOR too long, Britain has been overawed by the growing economic might of China.
Successive governments have turned a blind eye to the authoritarian regime in the hope of landing lucrative deals.
Boris Johnson’s decision to stand up to the Beijing hardmen by pulling the plug on tech giant Huawei is to be welcomed[/caption]
But as ex-Cabinet Minister David Davis points out, China has sunk money into foreign countries only on its own terms.
So Boris Johnson’s decision to stand up to the Beijing hardmen by pulling the plug on tech giant Huawei is to be welcomed.
It will signal a new realism in the UK’s relationship with China, putting morality before money.
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The regime’s crackdown on Hong Kong is an insult to democracy.
And its chilling cover-up on coronavirus is an outrage.
Saying yes to China hasn’t worked. Now it’s time to start saying no.
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