The Scottish government has promised a fight to defend freedom of movement as the UK moves towards Brexit. Why is the issue of immigration viewed so differently by politicians and voters on the north and south sides of the border?
The policy pronouncements at the Conservative conference show how far the government is prepared to go to turn migration into a rights-free zone. Both EU and the third country migrants will lose out under these plans. We need a campaign that unites them all if rights are to be preserved.
Gasps of faux shock greeted the parts of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech that dealt with immigration at his party’s conference last week. It shouldn’t have. In breaking with the anti-immigrant consensus he outlined an approach that will help draw much of the toxicity out of the public debate.