UK Immigrants

The Contradictions and Daydreams of the Irish Immigrant

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

The summer myself and my sister moved to Cornwall after my graduation to live in a caravan and become fully-certified beach bums, I remember feeling both at once a lasting sense of grown-up freedom coasting alongside the fear of being set loose and thinking "So what now?".

10 Countries With The Most Immigrants

AllTime10s | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics

Everyone is always harping on about immigration. Millions of people cross international borders every year to live somewhere new, but which countries ...

Asa Bennett

'Our Maps Are Like Dad's Army': Out And About With Ukip's By-Election Insurgents

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

As Ukip prepare to send an unprecedented second MP to Westminster on Thursday, HuffPostUK's Asa Bennett embedded himself with the "People's Ar...

Migrants Wash Up On Nudist Beach, Cue Shock For Everyone

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

The first impression that a group of migrants had as their boat approached Europe was one that might have convinced them to turn back again after they...

Fifteen Years

Juliet Simmons | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Juliet Simmons

When someone is brave enough to make the decision to live rather than die shouldn't we help them? Don't we have some kind of obligation to provide safe haven, to help them rather than, as our government suggested, just last week, to let them just drown in the sea?

Asa Bennett

Here's What You Actually Need To Know About THAT Immigration Report...

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Nigel Farage, Andrew Lawrence and Ukip - The Biggest Whiners in Society

Lee Kern | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

When people legitimately challenged Andrew's point of view - providing him with logic, evidence and counter-argument - Andrew did what any Ukip-loving coward does - he hid behind a paranoid and imagined claim of persecution to avoid responding to the challenges leveled his way.

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 ...

Asa Bennett

Ed Reveals 'Immigration Crackdown', After Promising That 7 Times Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has pledged to introduce a five-point immigration bill in the first year of a Labour government in a bid to head off the threat of Ukip. ...

Nobel Prize Winner Is Very Unimpressed With UK Immigration Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's strict migration rules are a "very, very large obstacle" for those wanting to hire top talent, Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist John O'Kee...

Cameron Humiliated Over 'Baseless' Claim That Migrants Took Most UK Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron "significantly misrepresented" official statistics to "baselessly" claim that foreign workers had taken most new jobs in Britain, the pr...

Cameron's Migration Cap Would Leave You Poorer And Taxes Higher

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to reduce net migration down to the "tens of thousands" every year would, if successful, leave Britons poorer and forced to pay...

Central American Insomnia

Agus Morales | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Agus Morales

The number of children on the route to the US keeps on growing. Nine per cent of the patients treated by MSF in south and central Mexico are minors. "Kids typically come with their families - normally they are not alone," says MSF psychologist Miguel Gil. "They live it in another way, they have a clearer perspective of time than adults, and they learn the route and the places by heart."

Omar Bakri Muhammad Is Seeking Asylum In UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Extremist preacher Omar Bakri Mohammad will not be allowed back into Britain, the Government has insisted amid reports he intends to claim asylum in t...

The Plight of Female Migrants in the UK

Jacqueline McKenzie | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
Jacqueline McKenzie

For many of the women who take these chances for better work or education, prison, or sometimes detention centres, can be a terrifying ordeal. With a lack of family presence and a very likely language and culture barrier, getting the right advice or support can be almost impossible for foreign national women,

Asa Bennett

Meet Ukip MEP Gerard Batten Who Likes The Odd Conspiracy Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics

He believes the European Union was conceived by Nazi Germany, suggests the Bilderberg Group is a "shadow world government", and wants to ban the buil...

Migrants 'Buying Language Test Passes For £500'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

The Home Office has launched an investigation into claims that migrants who speak no English are able to buy documents showing that they have passed a...

The Great Ukip Racism Debate, Continued - Three New Pieces of Evidence

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Ukip voters want immigrants and their families sent home. A leading ethnic minority Ukip activist despairs over the party's 'racist' posters. Far-right leaders abroad claim to have had 'good contacts' with Nigel Farage. Can Ukip continue to duck and dodge the charge of 'racism'?

An Open Letter to Poles in Britain: You Are Welcome Here

Giles Goodall | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

I want a positive, ambitious Britain, open to Europe and the world. I want us to value the contribution of everyone who makes their home here. There are valid concerns on both sides, but let's not blame each other. Let's discuss the issues and find solutions together. Please use your vote on 22 May. These elections are about your future!

Is UKIP Maturing or Mutating?

James Cleverly | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
James Cleverly

There have always been people in politics that prefer ideological purity to the compromises that need to be made to have a broad appeal. These are the people who would rather have a row than get a result. These are typically the people who flocked to UKIP, and now UKIP is increasingly finding them a liability too.

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."

Challenging the Politics of Fear

Nick Lowles | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Lowles

First, is UKIP a racist party? Quite simply yes. It is deliberately whipping up fear - and by extension - hatred of foreigners, with its provocative posters and inflammatory language. It is deliberately exaggerating figures and playing on people's anxieties about immigration in order to win political support.

My Ordeal in the Hands of Ukrainian Immigration Officials

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

Many years ago, back in the mid-nineties, I was employed for a number of years as an immigration officer. It was a deeply unpleasant job on many levels, not least because our task was to enforce immigration policies that essentially existed to prevent certain kinds of people from passing through our borders; those who were likely to find work illegally or to overstay...

If We Remember Our Past, How Can We Seriously Say We Don't Want Foreigners Coming Here?

Nick Clements | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Nick Clements

There is no denying we have wreaked havoc, chaos and disaster throughout the world. In the last hundreds of years we travelled as illegal immigrants to other lands and caused millions upon millions to die through the diseases, religious wars and the capitalist ideals we brought with us.