I've been thinking about moving abroad for years. I've often looked out of my office window and wistfully dreamt of finally doing my Masters in California, reuniting with my friends in Amsterdam, or going to work with giraffes in Kenya. Anything to take my mind off of the dire weather we so often face in England and I can't get away from.
On this day in 2014, my husband Tim and I exited the LAX immigration offices for the first time as US residents. It was a momentous move that involved selling our home in the beautiful British countryside, leaving all family and friends, uprooting our businesses, shipping our entire house contents and flying two whippets over the Atlantic.
David Cameron will join the leaders of other EU countries on Thursday and Friday for a special summit to discuss the EU's migration policy, following a dramatic increase in the number of irregular migrants trying to enter the EU this year. In recent months there have also been more cases of migrants drowning while trying to cross the Mediterranean.
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.
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...