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Curbing immigration was a major part of the Leave campaignâs promise to âtake back controlâ. The Home Secretary has promised the biggest overhaul to immigration policy in decades to âfix our broken asylum systemâ and now that freedom of movement has come to an end Priti Patelâs points-based immigration system promises to be a âfairer, global system based on skills.â Critics have said the changes will be nothing short of disastrous for sectors like social care, agriculture and tourism. In the week the UK finally leaves the EU, to accompany our first File of 2021, join us for a ThinkIn in which we will reflect on where, after all the promises, weâve ended up on immigration.
Co-founder and Editor
Director, Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford
Former Shadow Home Secretary (1999-2001), former Conservative Party MP until 2010, and Brexit Party MEP until the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020
Interim CEO at the Migrantâs Rights Network