Reflections on a Year Past

Anne Look | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

There is a kind of loneliness here. Australia forces a sensory of self that holds no prisoners. It's a strange juxtaposition, resting somewhere between a launching pad for the fearless and a refuge for the fearful. You're exposed in your remoteness, yet somehow comforted by the thought of it.

My Children Are as Mexican, as I Am British

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Their first language is English (spoken with a British accent), their use of diminutives in Spanish eclipses mine, they eat Indian food as regularly as they eat tacos, one boy has long hair due to his Sikh heritage and because many a surfer in Sayulita has long hair.

An Escape From One English Winter Became Ten Years In Mexico

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Mid-January, ten years ago, the colours and sunshine of my first day in San Miguel had me pinned. A week later, I met the person who was to become my husband. Today, we are raising three young children.

The Move

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

By the time I flew home, I was in talks with a newspaper editor in Nairobi and had six weeks to plan my move: five months, one week and one day after R and I had first met. The nearness of my impending departure, this time with a veiled sense of permanence hanging over it, hit my mum a little more.

Ireland: The Republic of Emigration and Internships

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

It was Conor Cruise O'Brien who wrote that: "Irishness is not primarily a question of birth or blood or language ; it is the condition of being involv...

Genealogy and Working Your Cornish Roots: Just Find the Holes in the Earth

Scott Phillips | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

f you have any Cornish blood or Cornish branches in your family tree, you are most likely familiar with the adage often repeated to me by my paternal grandfather 'Gramps' Phillipps: "If there is a hole anywhere on earth, you're sure to find a Cornishman at the bottom of it."

The Daily Express's Latest Campaign Flirts With Fascism

Steve Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Steve Rose

The most recent front-pages from the Daily Express demonstrates their retreat from reality into the realm of myth... There is a very real danger of the Express co-opting and channelling a real and legitimate frustration and sense of betrayal against vulnerable migrants.

Bulgaria: Why It Matters to You

Boyan S. Benev | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics
Boyan S. Benev

For more than a month, every day, tens of thousands of Bulgarians have taken to their streets protesting against a discredited government acting counter to the interest of its people. Scratch the surface and this distant, seemingly abstract, revolution on the EU's Eastern-most edge suddenly becomes relevant to citizens and taxpayers of all European nations.

Building a Better Britain Down Under?

Paul Ward | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Ward

After the Olympics, the British are patriotic but pessimistic, it seems. A recent survey and report undertaken at the University of Huddersfield found that six out of ten people would like to emigrate but want to move to a country that shares a sense of Britishness and its values.

Migrants 'Reduce Jobs For Britons'

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

There are 23 fewer jobs for British workers for every 100 migrants from outside the EU, the Government's immigration advisers said today. An increa...

Migration Hits Record High Of 252,000

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics

The government's immigration policy has come under attack as statistics revealed net migration hit a record high of 252,000 in 2010. In 2009 net mi...

Pensioner Leaves UK For New Zealand, At The Age Of 102

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

British pensioner, Louise Sydes, has decided to emigrate to New Zealand at the age of 102 because her care home in Kent is being demolished. The th...

Parlez vous, er, English?

Walter Ellis | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Walter Ellis

Education and class have nothing to do with fluency. There are waiters across Europe who speak English infinitely better than most British university professors speak French, German or Italian.

Studying Is The Main Reason For Net Migration

Olivia Williams | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Net migration to the UK increased last year by more than 20 per cent, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics report, published ...