Go home or face arrest

That’s what it says on the van, bright green and yellow on black, touring round areas of high immigration. “In the UK illegally? 106 arrests last week in your area.” Potent stuff, and it’s certainly made an impact. Lib Dems are incandescent, and even UKIP thinks it’s “nasty and unpleasant.” But maybe it is just one, specially created for this photo op. Zoe Williams, for The Guardian, has been asking around, getting unconvincing answers. There’s a good chance that our rulers have set this up as a one-off publicity stunt, to establish its racist credentials and wrongfoot opponents, without any thought for the stress this will cause for large numbers of vulnerable people. Business as usual, in fact.