Point of view: Sunak serves a migration policy à la Johnson

International agreements? human rights? The British government is crafting a law that deliberately ignores obligations.

Reason reigns supreme in London. This impression was created last week when Prime Minister Rishi Sunak untied the Gordian knot around the Northern Ireland Protocol together with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The conservative was more diplomatic, constructive and honest than his predecessors – and above all than his predecessor Boris Johnson. Under that was: “Should we generally stick to agreements? Yes, of course. Break them sometimes? Of course,” as his ex-adviser Dominic Cummings frankly admitted the intention of the Johnson government not to …

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