The Prime Minister is giving a speech about immigration on Monday. I am sure we can all guess the content. If anybody is interested in a break from this — or indeed if the PM’s speech-writers are curious — perhaps I could humbly recommend this debate I took part in a couple of weeks ago in Athens.
The motion was ‘Europe should shut the door on immigration’. I used my speech and time in Q&A to explain why although we should not slam the door, let alone lock it, Europe urgently needs to wean ourselves off the habit of mass immigration and, at the very least, to give the door of mass immigration a firm but gentle push.
Other participants include the wonderful Bernard Kouchner, who I disagree with on this issue, but who is always a huge pleasure to listen to.
The full debate is here. I speak first:Tags: Bernard Kouchner, EU, Immigration, International politics