THE Tories are in a hole on Rwanda.
What they mustn’t do now is start mindlessly digging.
The Tories must persist with Rishi Sunak’s new Migrant Bill or hand Sir Keir Starmer the keys to Downing Street[/caption]
Rishi Sunak’s Bill has to be passed by MPs.
It is senseless to tear it — and each other — to shreds when it comes before the Commons next week.
No doubt, there are flaws in it.
Pulling out of the ECHR on migration issues would have cut this avenue off.
The Prime Minister has chosen not to do so to ensure the Rwandan government doesn’t withdraw from the scheme.
While this may not be ideal, his plan remains the only one on the table to tackle illegal migration.
Nothing sinks the heart more than the sight of the rump of diehard European Research Group right-wingers reforming their “Star Chamber”.
It’s like unwanted ghosts from Christmas psychodramas past.
In 2019 they backed Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan despite reservations.
They knew it wasn’t perfect but, eventually, saw the wider pictureand by relenting helped Boris to a thumping General Election victory.
The Conservative Party now finds itself in similar territory: a single issue dominating Parliament that must be resolved for the good of the country.
Tories on both wings must give the PM the chance to make his new laws work.
Over the weekend they must choose.
Or support it as the only hope of stopping the boats.
WOKE university chiefs are so worried about upsetting minorities they won’t even play the National Anthem at graduation ceremonies.
Anti-Semitism in our higher education colleges is disturbingly widespread.
So much so that one professor felt safe enough to shockingly tweet a “joke” that a Jewish Labour Movement meeting should be “blown up”.
It is inconceivable that black or Asian students would be targeted in this way.
Why the rank double standards?
NO wonder the Germans are ranked the second most miserable in Europe.
Even the lights may go out.
It’s not as if they can look forward to the Euros in the summer either.
Because we’re going to win that. Obviously.