Liar Liar Pants on Fire
Others will cover this better but it deserves repeating at every opportunity:
Telegraph | News | Blair's asylum switch gives Europe the key to Britain
Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, last night stuck to the Government's line that the constitution did not threaten Britain's national sovereignty. "Britain will not have to relinquish control of its borders," he said.
Tony Blair was forced on the defensive over immigration last night after the Government admitted it had signed away to the European Union the right to limit the numbers of asylum seekers coming into the country.
Despite repeatedly promising to maintain control over immigration and Britain's borders, the Government has opted into a common European asylum system.
The extent to which the new directives limit the Government's right to impose national immigration controls emerged when The Telegraph disclosed that the European Commission was threatening to block the Conservatives' plans to set a maximum annual limit to immigration into Britain, including a quota for asylum seekers.