Diane Abbott, who is rapidly becoming a fixture (if not necessarily a fitting) of this blog, has complained on the floor of the House of Commons that a visa scheme for British-descended people from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa discriminates in favour of white people. So it does.
Instead, let all subjects of the Crown, including from Ms Abbott’s ancestral Jamaica and almost all of the rest of the English-speaking West Indies, have at least the same rights of entry to the United Kingdom as are enjoyed by EU citizens. If the South Africans want to enjoy this benefit, then they know what they have to do. Compared to their impending choice of President, they should jump at the chance.