The government has decided to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in full, the BBC has learned.Meaning that child migrants and asylum seekers are free to enter the country. And why? For votes, of course:
BBC News home editor Mark Easton says since 1991 the British government has argued that immigration control should take priority over signing the convention.I've not seen anything this blatent since...well, since the last time the Labour Party ran into difficulties.
The move will go down well with Labour's rank and file, he added.
Still, when there's yet another child labour scandal, at least the Beeb won't have to send their reporters too far for coverage. It'll probably be in Islington, rather than India...