So the government lost its appeal against the Rwanda Scheme. However the topic of migration is still urgent. The Governments processing of asylum seekers is a shambles. £140 million has been spent regarding Rwanda so far (plus legal fees). Processing needs to be speeded up – surely not that difficult? Also we need to have a functioning relationship with the EU and France regarding this. There is no doubt that the public is concerned regarding migration – Brexit was a result of this. What is really needed is a grown up debate which considers the demographics of this country, our role as an international donor to the UN and climate impact amelioration schemes. Integration of migrants into society also needs addressing. For too long we have concentrated on the ‘little boats’ rather than bigger issues.

With more of us old ‘uns there needs to be sensible strategies for dealing with an increasingly unbalanced population.

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