UK Immigrant

Post-dialup Politics

Adam Hargreaves | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Hargreaves

Time was when a newly elected head of state got a "honeymoon period"; a time to ride on the wave of national enthusiasm and renewal. With an electorate sick to the back teeth of the last lot, you got to capitalise on that positivity and get some of the unpleasant stuff done while people still like you. Not this time. In this age, the post-dialup age, your honeymoon period lasts about as long as a Snapchat. If that.

How Serious Is The Segregation Of Britain's Communities?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Post-Brexit Britain has seen anti-immigrant hate crime and racial violence in some areas; this has highlighted insecurity within minority and immigrant communities. Political leadership has to tackle this robustly, before this starts reversing the positive achievement.

Why I, An EU Immigrant, Am Thankful to the United Kingdom

Carolina Are | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

I am deeply thankful to the United Kingdom. But I'm also sorry. Because in the post-Brexit UK it's very likely that generations of people in my same situation will not be able to do what I've done, or will have a much harder time to do it. So it's to them - and to the UK, without them - that I wish the best of luck.

An Immigrant Story

Ben Kasstan | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Kasstan

From the safety of suburban England, one can easily make a choice to avoid imagining what an immigrant story really is. Instead, the 'I' word becomes one that is feared, the 'I' word steals jobs and welfare benefits that are destined for British citizens, and the 'I' word can categorically never be one of 'us'.

For the Love of Family Across the Many Miles

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

My sister was officially in labour. It was a little surreal since I just rolled over and continued to snooze, conscious of the pain she was about to endure and the chaotic hub of emotion about to let fly, but geographically and mentally I couldn't have felt further away. Winnipeg, CA - 3,630 miles away from Dublin city.

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The Rising Ukip Star Putting Himself Forward As Farage's Successor | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics

Senior Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe has suggested that he could stand to succeed Nigel Farage as leader of the party, describing it as "one of the most exci...

The Tory Minister's Attack On 'Freeloading' Migrants That Out-Ukips Ukip

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond has been accused of trying to copy Ukip's rhetoric by warning that Britain was "wide open" to "freeloading" European migrants. “Fr...

Row Over Leaked Immigration Memo Has Ruined Miliband's Big Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's latest attempt to convince voters that Labour can tackle fears over immigration has been undermined by a row over leaked advice on how t...

Dave's Big Migration Promise Is Now 'Dead And Buried'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to bring net migration down to the "tens of thousands" is effectively "dead and buried" as official figures revealed that its l...

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Here's What You Actually Need To Know About THAT Immigration Report... | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics

Two University College London academics published a report today about the cost of migration, which the newspapers have used to reach radically differ...

Asa Bennett

Farage Warns Britain Is Now Europe's 'Cheap Labour Economy' | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics

Britain has become "the cheap labour economy of the European Union" due to the "uncontrolled" influx of migrants, Nigel Farage has warned. Speaking...

Ukip Accuse Tories Of Being Too Extreme With Latest Immigration Talk

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

Tory ministers are poisoning the immigration debate by issuing "offensive" warnings about Britain being "swamped" by immigrants, a senior Ukip figure ...

Dave Caught Out Over 'Myth' That Foreign Workers Take Most UK Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been rebuked by the government's statistics watchdog for claiming that foreign workers take "most new jobs" in Britain. The Prime...

"Refugees Welcome -- Bring Your Families"

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

A modern economy needs a constant flow of new labour -- both skilled and unskilled -- and immigration is the only way to get it. Germany, UK and America have built their economies on this and I met a lady from Silicone Valley, the centre of America's IT industry who said her industry's message to the US Government is simple: "give us more Indians."

Ukip MEP 'Treated Migrant Workers Better Than Brits'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip MEP Nathan Gill, who admitted employing "dozens" of migrants, risks further political embarrassment after one of his ex-exployees accused him of ...

Ukip MEP Admits Employing 'Dozens' Of Filipinos And East Europeans

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip faced further embarrassment today over revelations that one of its new elected MEPs employed "dozens" of Eastern Europeans, despite the party veh...

National Have A Pint With An Immigrant Day. Yep, It's A Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Hannah Rought | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The international students officer for the NUS and immigrant Daniel Stevens is organising a ‘National Have A Pint With An Immigrant Day’. Stev...

Osborne's Own Budget Predicts His Major Migration Pledge Will Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's own Budget relies on ministers failing on a key Tory pledge to reduce net migration to below 100,000. The Treasury's projections i...

What If It Was You? My Friendship With a Somali Refugee

Karen Campbell | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Karen Campbell

Glasgow, the city in which I grew up, has the largest amount of refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. Although mostly pushed to the periphery, this new wave of Glaswegians are quietly weaving themselves in to the fabric of the city - and none more so than my friend Farida.

Quantum Leap: A Father's Faith

Yassin Alsalman | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Yassin Alsalman

Times are different now. We are a distracted generation. The tension is rising in our nations, as it did during our parents generation. We have been witness to media wars, and wars through media.

Damian Green and the Ever Changing UK Immigration Language and System

Austin Aneke | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics
Austin Aneke

The honorable minister's phrases of "fewer and better", "precisely selective", and "brightest and best", sounds like sifting the grain from the chaff; a complete display of contempt for vulnerable immigrants.