Peter Hoskin

Amnesty London

Amnesty London
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As the Independent reports this morning, Boris has united with the other mayoral candidates in support of an amnesty for illegal immigrants - a move which goes against official Tory policy.  ConservativeHome have the low-down from Team Boris on their man's decision.  Their view is that if illegal immigrants have been here for a long time, then we should get them enrolled in the system so they can contribute taxes etc. Makes sense, non?  

However, ConservativeHome contrasts this with David Cameron's view on the issue.  According to the Tory leader, amnesties just build up expectation for another in the future.  In other words, it smacks of a softly-softly approach to illegal immigration.

What do CoffeeHousers think?  Who's got the right take on this?