David Cameron wants to reduce immigration and says so. How far he’ll be able to do so given the EU directives on the subject and the various bits of Labour legislation that shows no sign of an early disappearance from the Statute Book is anyone’s guess – but don’t hold your breath! Oh! and I nearly forgot the vogue for judicial activism too!
However, he is the Prime Minister in a Coalition government and he ought to be able to speak with authority on the Coalition’s behalf. Yet here we have Cable not just disagreeing with Cameron as a Liberal Democrat but usurping his position into the bargain by laying down what is Coalition policy and what isn’t.
Isn’t it time Cameron and/or Clegg called this maverick to order?