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Pirouet - Chapter 08

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Buy and Download Description It is against the background of EU decision-making that legislative developments in the UK must be seen. The government has seldom referred to decisions taken on asylum by EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers. They have preferred to let it be thought that that the British were making their own decisions. The Conservative Party was divided in its attitude to the EU, and wanted harsh policies to look like their own initiatives because harshness on immigration played well to a large section of the population. The Labour government which came to power in 1997 seems no more anxious to point to decisions made at EU level than were their predecessors. Only Home Secretary Douglas Hurd, introducing carrier sanctions in 1987, pointed out that other countries were introducing the same deterrent. If the world worked in the way the West thought it ought to, carrier sanctions should have been sufficient. Once airlines could be fined for bringing in improperly documented passengers, all that was needed to stem the flow of people seeking asylum was a visa requirement for nationals of countries likely to generate refugees. However, visas can be obtained on false pretences, airline staff in many countries can be bribed, and documents can be forged. On top of that, the imposition of strict visa regimes and carrier sanctions gave rise to profitable rackets of various kinds: the theft of passports from British and other Western nationals, forgery, bribery, and human trafficking. It became a matter of crimes emerging to fit the punishment. It is against the background of EU decision-making that legislative developments in the UK must be seen. The government has seldom referred to decisions taken on asylum by EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers. They have preferred to let it be tho
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