Britain Is Becoming More Fenced Off, Vindictive and Callous - The New York Times
LONDON — In the summer of 2013, Britain’s Home Office unveiled a new campaign to tackle unwanted immigration. For a month, vans toured six London boroughs, bearing a poster that read: “In the U.K. illegally? Go home or face arrest.”
The campaign was a failure. According to an official evaluation, only 11 people left the country as a result of the advertisements, and the vans were swiftly retired amid widespread criticism of their authoritarian rhetoric. But they marked a turning point in how Britain approaches immigration: the extension of border control into everyday life.