New UK Immigration Minister

Mark Harper MP, the member for Forest of Dean replaces Damien Green as Minister for Immigration.

Harper’s is profiled at

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Mark Harper Wiki

and at

Conservative MPs

It is interesting to note

“He qualified in 1995 as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and, until 2002, worked for Intel Corporation before establishing his own chartered accountancy practice.”

It is encouraging that he has worked in industry, and has even established his own business. A welcome change from the more usual politician’s pre-parliamentary work in  media, law, or lobbying.

Politically he supports the Hannan-Reckless-Carswell Direct Democracy movement of localist decentralisers. Empowering People and The Localist Papers No. 6 refers. Although in a country mercifully free of controls on internal movement, immigration control is not well suited to decentralisation.