UK Immigrants

Feeling Foreign

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Sarah Tinsley

It's not often I feel uncomfortable in London. Being a white person that speaks fairly standard English, it's rare that I feel the stare of others on my skin, hear the whispered judgements of others as I walk past. As a woman, I've been subjected to my fair share of unwanted attention, especially when running, but in an unfortunate way, that's something I've become accustomed to.

'The Past Will Not Let Me Sleep': One Sudan Refugee Shares His Harrowing Story

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

Hassan Hassan was just seven years old when his father was killed by janjaweed - the militia which operates in Darfur, Sudan. “I remember it exactly...

The Waugh Zone October 20, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, October 20… 1) PUTIN HIS FOOT IN IT Well, that was a helluva bitter and joyless Presidential TV ...

One Day Without Us

Matt Carr | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

We know that some opinions will never be changed, but we also know that there are millions of people who are shocked and disturbed by the divisive and dangerous politics, and we urge them to join us on February 20 and make One Day Without Us a day to remember.

The Dark Side Of Brexit

Alan McDonald | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alan McDonald

For the first time since I voted for Brexit, I feel genuinely uncomfortable about the emerging discourse. I thought those dealing with Brexit would act in the best interests of all who contribute to British society. How wrong I was.

How To Be An Immigrant

Laura Krippner | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Laura Krippner

I'm the second-most experienced immigrant that I know. Although as a white British woman I've tended to be described as an 'expat' rather than an 'immigrant', personally I'm fine with just being 'foreign'. This is what I've learned while living overseas.

Data Shows Why Building A Wall In Calais Is Bound To Fail

Natalie Stanton | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Natalie Stanton

If policymakers are serious about resolving the crisis in Calais, they need to take immediate steps to fix this broken system. It has become clear that no progress will be made until funds are invested in educating and empowering the camp's residents, rather than continuing to segregate and dehumanise them.

The Waugh Zone September 21, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, September 21, 2016… 1) CLOSURE MOTION A bitter split, rumours of affairs with unsuitable part...

Time For A Polish Renaissance

Prince John Zylinski | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Politics
Prince John Zylinski

I'm standing up for the Poles and it's about time someone did. Ever since the WW2, when Polish spitfire pilots played a critical, essential role to winning the Battle of Britain, they've felt severely unappreciated and now even more so after the flabbergasting Brexit result.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Things We Don't Talk About When We Talk About EU Referendum: Foreigner's Take on EU Debate

Rita Suszek | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Politics
Rita Suszek

Yes, I'm saying we, although some would brand me stranger. But I live here, work here, pay my taxes, love my boyfriend. This is my voice. In my own way, I want to make a difference.

The Real Truth About Dutch Racism: Life as a Moroccan

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK
Mohadesa Najumi

Racism does not go away if you ignore it. It is said that you can learn a lot about a country from how it treats it's minorities and although immigrants are almost non-existent outside of Amsterdam, the country has not overcome racism and its societal, political and legal issues reflect this.

London Pole: Pilot, AKA Don't Panic, I'm From Poland

Rita Suszek | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK
Rita Suszek

There is the North Pole, the South Pole... and all the other Poles are in London! Years ago, while on my Erasmus exchange in Rotterdam, I met a Black...

Tory Cabinet Minister Goes Even Further On 'Bunch Of Migrants'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics

Cabinet minister Patrick McLoughlin has repeated David Cameron's infamous "bunch of migrants" line - and gone even further by claiming "that's what Je...

Migrants Storm Ferry At Calais

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK

Some 50 migrants stormed a ferry docked in Calais on Saturday, causing French authorities to close the port. The Migrants made their way on to the shi...

Response of an Immigrant Muslim Woman

Fariha Khan | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

I understand governments need to tackle radicalisation and extremism. I understand that they have a difficult task on their hands. But please try and find real reasons behind these acts instead of making a scapegoat out of an immigrant Muslim woman like me.

English Language and Community Cohesion Isn't Just a Muslim Thing

David Taylor | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics
David Taylor

It was former DCLG Minister Sir Eric Pickles who once said "Without English, you can't belong" and it was on that basis that programmes across the country began to build communities using English language teaching.

Ukip HQ Reopens As Advice Centre For Polish Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics

In true you-couldn’t-make-it-up news, an office used by Ukip as a campaigning hub has reopened – as an advice centre for Polish people. The bui...

Cameron's Anti-Migration Plans 'Totally Undercut' - By Osborne

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne’s national living wage will hand a £3,000 a year pay boost to EU migrants and fatally undermine Tory plans to curb European immigrat...

The World's Obsession With Rights Rather Than Responsibilities Is the Cause of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Tahir Nasser | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Tahir Nasser

A charter of Human Responsibilities rather than simply of Human Rights is, I believe, the next stage in establishing peace in society...

Refugees: Dispelling Myths

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

There is a lot of conflicting terminology that surrounds refugees. The media often mixes up the terms 'migrant', 'refugee', 'asylum seeker' and 'immigrant'. So how are these words actually defined? And what is the UK really doing to support those who seek entry from overseas?

SNCF Show 'Humanity' By Offering Migrants Free Travel, Far Right Responds With Hate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

Members of the far right on both sides of the Channel have allied in condemnation of a humane move by French rail operator SNCF, which wants to give m...

Painful Collection Captures The Real Innocents Of Syria's Fleeing Displaced

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

These pictures are painful, they are distressing. The beauty of the photography contrasted with the tragedy of the subject matter is scarring. Taken b...

Bilingualism: Social Phenomenon or Dangerous Trend?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Some people -- mainly ultra-conservative politicians -- say that the social phenomenon that is bilingualism is a danger for a nation's unity and claim...

'Newstainment' - A Danger to Democracy?

Michael Abberton | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

There is a strange thing happening to broadcast news, particularly and strangely obvious in the case of UK's public broadcaster, the BBC. It's 'newsta...