I have no better explanation why UK is pushing so hard on its own populace.
My explanation is that we're reaching the final stage of capitalism -- its inevitable collapse -- and they're going to need some way to keep us all from climbing the fences of their gated communities slitting their throats in the night.
It'll probably work, for a little while.
Maybe the tories are just plain evil?
Maybe there doesn't need to be a grand reason and explanation behind it all, maybe they just have a hunger for harming others?
Here's the current chap at the Home Office,
Doesn't matter who the serving minister is - the agenda and means are always the same.