posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 06:22 AM
The Conservative party have placed 'controlled immigration' on their top five 'to-do' list if they get into power. They have now said that they
would create Britain's first 'border police' force made to protect the UK against illegal immigration.
The current leader of the party said that this new 'border police' would bring together officers who are currently working at ports and airports
from customs, Special Branch and immigration.
"We will have one face at the border. One police force. With one chief constable. With just one job: securing Britain's borders," Michael Howard
In a recent Guardian poll, immigration and asylum emerged as the one policy area where the Tories lead Labour, by around 11% of those "likely to
In a separate news conference today, on crime, law and order, the Liberal Democrats also pledged to create a specially dedicated border force. Party
leader Charles Kennedy said it would strengthen the fight against terrorism, drugs, organised crime and people smuggling.
Mr Howard's decision to re-employ his party's strongest card came after an Easter weekend nightmare for the Tories. The party's deputy chairman,
the Arundel and South Downs MP Howard Flight, was sacked on Friday from both positions over taped remarks at a party function. Mr Flight had said the
Tories' proposed £35bn of efficiency savings and cuts would only "be the start".
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Could be a good thing as Britain is becoming quite overly populated with illegal immigrants, but when the pros and cons (money saved and money spent)
is weighed up will it really be worthwhile? Will the cost of having a 24-hour police force along the whole border of Britain cos less to the taxpayers
than the current situation with illegal immigrants?
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[edit on 29-3-2005 by phixion]