Trying To Work Out Why Theresa May Has Dismissed a Points-Based Immigration System Is Giving Me A Migraine

“When I was Home Secretary, David Cameron and I went to Heathrow and we talked to Border Force officers there and we said to them: ‘What’s the most important thing that we can focus on?’ and they said: ‘Well you need to look at the issue of students, who come here, who appear to have met, the criteria, the don’t speak English, they don’t know which institution they are going to and they don’t know what course it is they are doing and so the system’s being abused, but because they met the criteria, they were automatically allowed in.’ That’s the problem with the points-based system.”

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