At least a part of my open-border enthusiasm is personal. My grandmother fled Nazi Germany as a teenager just before the outbreak of World War II. This commemorative plaque sits in the House of Commons.
On Wednesday more history was made as the British Supreme Court passed a ruling allowing gay and lesbian asylum seekers to remain in the UK if they fear persecution in their home country. The ruling was welcomed by the Conservative Party home secretary. Yes that Conservative Party. The right-wing, socially conservative one.
Britain, you rock.