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    Why France remains responsible for the impact on free movement of the Calais migrant crisis

Why France remains responsible for the impact on free movement of the Calais migrant crisis

Travel between France and the UK via the Channel Tunnel has suffered disruption over recent months due to the migrant crisis in Calais, but which country is legally responsible for the situation? Steve Peers writes that from a legal perspective France remains responsible for the impact on free movement, but that it makes sense for the UK government to […]

UKIP borders and asylum policy: You cannot be serious

The UKIP party conference provided some new policy proposals regarding immigration. The anti-immigrant party would have a UK-only lane at border crossings and would seek to withdraw from the Dublin Regulation, which provides rules for EU member states regarding asylum seekers. Steve Peers finds that these proposals have not been well thought through. 

There’s no doubt that the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) […]