The border audit: is the UK border now fit for purpose: a post-Windrush review

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Goodhart, David; Norrie, Richard
Policy Exchange
Date of publication
30 July 2018
Social Policy, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Minority Groups, Employment
Social welfare
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Brexit and the ending of free movement, the persistent problem of illegal immigration and the need to avoid any repeat of the Windrush scandal, have combined to put some kind of national identity system right back on the political agenda. One option would be to roll out the ID management system now being developed for the 3.6m EU citizens to everyone. The border should also be a higher priority for future public investment, according to this new report by Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration.

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