As an illustration take these two stories from the past week.
BBC News told us:
Up to 181,000 migrants who should have left the UK since December 2008 could still be here, according to UK Border Agency estimates.Meanwhile, I was being asked to publicise an event on 26 March that is being staged to urge the Coalition to deliver fully on its promise to end the immigration detention of children:
Not only was a child detained on Christmas Day, as many as 100 children were detained by the UKBA in the first six months of the coalition government.I rest my case.
Since you ask, Calder's First Law of Politics holds that if people of good will from all parties are united in support of a measure, that measure is bound to turn out to be a disaster.