A backlog of 16,000 immigration cases has been discovered by the Independent Chief Inspector for Borders and Immigration. Including 2000 cases that were filed in boxes whilst the applicants waited up to ten years for decision.
David Cameron finally made his long awaited speech on Britain and the EU, by coincidence it fell on the same day that 50 years ago Jean Monnet made a speech arguing that Britain should join the EU. Read some of the reactions to Cameron’s speech.
The Government are considering launching a negative advertising campaign to deter immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria when the controls are lifted next year, the idea was described as bordering on ‘farcical’ by MP Keith Vaz.