The UK has finally detailed the points system that will dictate who can move to the country, and it hasn’t gone down well with the business community, who aren’t happy at the strict conditions it dictates.
The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, will have signed off on the policy, and is likely to have had heavy input into creating it.
Which makes this all the more baffling.
Home Secretary Priti Patel admits own parents may not have been allowed into UK under her new immigration laws https://t.co/J6Il5u4frJ
— The Independent (@Independent) February 19, 2020
People seemed to experience a mixture of being horrified, yet unsurprised. These five reactions have it covered.
Priti Patel is the person who just makes the bus in the pouring rain, thanks the bus driver, then urges him to drive off when she sees others running for the bus.
Then she reports the bus driver for being off schedule. https://t.co/o20dDJLY53
— Dr Philip Lee (@drphiliplee1) February 19, 2020
we’ve all had arguments with our parents, but we don’t normally try to have them retrospectively deported https://t.co/3ih7Hj4UJ2
— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) February 19, 2020
I’ve been known to mock Priti Patel but this is a completely watertight defence of her new immigration system. https://t.co/GCrxWTULiY
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) February 19, 2020
is there an ancient Greek drama about deporting your own parents that you could reference to coin an expression here https://t.co/vGGirqQj7X
— Nate Bethea (@inthesedeserts) February 19, 2020
It’s morally bankrupt to pull up the ladder and deny others the opportunities you and your family have received.
The Nasty Party is really getting nastier. https://t.co/dNbsSj0aKC
— Zarah Sultana MP (@zarahsultana) February 19, 2020
Writer, Nikesh Shukla, wistfully imagined an upside.
Her final day on the job, when she was to deport herself, will be a bittersweet one. https://t.co/s55H0BSTOc
— Nikesh Shukla (@nikeshshukla) February 19, 2020