Phase two the Challenge to People Flow tackles one of the thorniest obstacles for any Europe-wide advance the debates within the nation states, where politicians often face head on a growing desire for national boundary control. We start with Britain. Our roundtable an edited extract from an event sponsored by the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) at this years Labour Party conference features Home Secretary David Blunkett the architect of the UKs controversial migration polices, in dialogue with economist Bob Rowthorn and the chair of the Commission for Racial Equality, Trevor Phillips. Ben Page from Mori provides a snapshot of British public opinion on this hot button political issue.
Dirk Jacobs, analysing the rise of the Arab European League, detects a similar policy quagmire in the Belgian response, while Liza Schuster, in an overview of European approaches to asylum, urges the People Flow authors to hold European governments to proper account.
Also: Ulf Hedetofts superb overview of the Danish debate.