Eu Immigration

The John Major Defence

Peter Wilding | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

So the John Major defence offers the PM four ways to square the immigration, reform, allies and defence trap that has forced him into bluster about his failure to control immigration numbers and silence about his success on reform. With statesmanship he may surprise his critics and win his renegotiation. It's his to lose.

Take It From This EU Migrant - We More Than Pay Our Way and This Country Would Be Much Poorer Without Us

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

EU migrants have consistently paid more into the system than they have taken out. Their net contribution for the past 10 years - that is the taxes they paid minus the services and benefits they received - nears £5billion. That is no small change, 'back-of-the-sofa'-type sum. It is serious money contributing to keep British citizens in the style of welfare and service provision to which they are accustomed. If all EU immigrants left tomorrow their departure would leave a gaping hole in Britain's public finances...

Top EU Official Slams British Politicians For 'Myths' About EU Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

British ministers are fuelling fears about European migrants to distract voters from the country's economic problems, according to a top EU official ...

Romanian And Bulgarian Migrants Immediately Leave UK Due To Rise In Rail Prices

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Nearly all of the Romanian and Bulgarian migrants who arrived in the UK on 1 January are now turning around and leaving due to the increase in rail fa...

Last Night's Panorama Wasn't Balanced, It Was Racist

Steve Rose | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

This edition of Panorama is merely a symptom of the wider discourse around immigration. A debate so toxic that facts are shouted down in a wave of popular fascism. But it also threatens our relationship with Europe and our right to free movement. On both fronts, we should all be worried about where this debate is heading in 2015.

Home Office 'Considering EU Immigrants Cap'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK

A leaked government report has shown the Home Office is considering capping immigration from EU countries at 75,000 and blocking newcomers from claimi...

Want To Buy EU Citizenship? That'll Be £544,000

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics

Rich foreigners will be able to buy Maltese passports, with all the benefits of being citizens of the European Union, for 650,000 euros (£544,099). ...

UK Immigration 'Can't Be Restricted' Says EU

PA | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Politics

It will not be possible for Britain to restrict the freedom of movement of Bulgarians and Romanians when transitional controls are lifted, the Europea...

WATCH: Government's Video To Warn Off Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Comedy

The British government is considering a poster campaign to put off all new would-be immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria. In the meantime, they have p...

'The UK Is Not Our First Choice'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Britain is not first choice for Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants, who would rather go to other European countries when an immigration ban is relaxed ...

More Atheist, Immigrants And Graduates Than Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

If you were living in England and Wales in 2011, you're more likely to be atheist, well educated, healthy, single and born in a foreign country than e...

EU Immigration Greater Challenge Than Non-EU Immigration

Mark Pritchard | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Pritchard

There's a lot of tough talk on immigration but not enough is being done to bring down immigrant numbers from the hundreds of thousands experienced under the last Labour government, to the tens of thousands, promised by the Conservatives at the last general election.

Dublin II Regulation, Unaccompanied Children, and The Continuing EU Immigration Debate

Austin Aneke | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Politics
Austin Aneke

In 2003 the EU adopted a common procedure for dealing with asylum applications within the territory of the European Union. The procedure known as Dubl...