Once again Number 10’s obsession with focus-groups is dictating policy. And once again the Prime Minister’s obsession with polling – particularly those who voted for Brexit – is leading to terrible policy decisions.
The utterly bonkers plan to send illegal asylum seekers who cross the Channel directly to Rwanda for “processing” is but the latest and is one riven with problems before it even gets started.
Making up policy to keep some of the public happy is not a good one at any time. Apparently, this latest Rwandan plan is being driven because the PM and his advisers are desperate to appease those in the public realm who are unhappy with the government’s migration policy.