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How Britain’s blundering Home Office built our immigration system on a foundation of cruelty

A scathing new account of governmental ineptitude and malice shows why reform is long-overdue, says the journalist who broke the Windrush scandal

Photo: Windrush lives matter: a march in 2018

There is no evidence that the so-called “hostile environment” works even on its own terms. So Colin Yeo concludes in his excellent new book Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System. Given the amount of suffering caused by public bodies actively seeking out and making life intolerable for “illegal” (or undocumented) immigrants, under a policy that was created by David Cameron and Theresa May in 2012, this is a damning conclusion. Perhaps the time has finally come…

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