THE Sun does not believe in slashing immigration to a 100,000 limit that once randomly popped into David Cameron’s head.
We want the power to set a level that works for the economy without over-burdening our public services.
That balance is not being struck. The total is too high for our housing stock, the NHS and much else.
“Taking back control” was the point of Brexit.
Once out of the EU we must exercise it — while pumping money into infrastructure to catch up with the vast influx of the last decade.
It was astonishing to see yesterday’s totals, once again rising, greeted with a chorus of moaning from Remainers about a “Brexodus” of EU nationals.
What rot. The net total from the EU is still 90,000, about where it was in 2013.
If that’s a sign of Britain falling apart, how come a record number are now pouring in from China, Japan and Korea?
WE congratulate Stormzy on his double Brits triumph and don’t wish to rain on his parade. But he doesn’t have a monopoly on caring about Grenfell disaster victims.
Aside from the easy applause from other Corbynistas, it achieves nothing to tear into the Government over its response to the inferno without checking a few facts.
To the question “Theresa May, where’s the money for Grenfell?” there’s an obvious answer. She has pledged almost £60million so far — with tens of millions already spent or distributed, including charity donations, and more to come.
We do not agree with Stormzy that the Prime Minister should “do some jail time” or “pay some damages”. As for “we should burn your house down and see if you can manage this”, we would strongly discourage it.
Instead he should wait for the results of the public inquiry Mrs May launched to find out who was actually at fault.
That won’t, we admit, help the grime star noisily promote Corbyn.
Nor will it needlessly inflame the pain and anger the catastrophe has already caused.
IT is truly appalling that up to 22,000 NHS patients a year die partly through being given the wrong medicines or getting them too late.
It’s tragic for them and their families — but it also costs the health service a fortune in compensation it can ill afford.
Among Jeremy Hunt’s remedies are a widespread rollout of electronic prescribing and encouraging pharmacists, doctors and nurses to be more open about blunders and to learn from them.
Hunt is a lightning rod for hatred over the NHS. But we applaud his zeal to make it both safer and more efficient.
Those who treat it as a religion which is beyond criticism are the last people who should run it.
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