UK Immigrants

Immigrants React To Jigsaw's Brexit Response Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Style

Following Jigsaw’s pro-immigration ad campaign in response to Brexit we spoke with immigrants about how the advert made them feel. The campaign exp...

I Still Believe In The British Value Of An Open And Welcoming Britain

James Woods | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics
James Woods

There is a bunch of people, again a minority, that think patriotism is about being militant and British to the bone. The fact is we are all children of immigration, we all have and will continue to benefit from immigration.

What It's Like When Your Best Friend Is An Asylum Seeker

Jenn van Twillert | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK
Jenn van Twillert

I carry some of her pain with me, wherever I go. I will always be proud of her, whatever happens. I will always admire her resilience, patience, self-sacrifice and kindness. My hopes have grown weaker but the little braveness that is left says that one day we will share the same privileges and she will finally be allowed to hit the play-button of her own life.

If Other People Are Called 'Immigrants', Why Do We Call British Emigrants 'Expats'?

Selena Drake | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Selena Drake

The word expat is an unnatural one that has derived from a British sentiment of superiority deriving from our colonialist past that allowed us to assume our supremacy, since the countries we invaded were unable to challenge it. We need to get over these remnants of our colonialist history that are still ingrained into the British psyche.

Is Donald Trump Really Giving A Voice To The Voiceless?

Philip Seargeant | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Philip Seargeant

The rhetoric he uses - including the cynical appropriation of terms such as 'voice' - is encouraging a climate of division and stigmatisation rather than inclusiveness. It's pitting one marginalised group against another. He's expressing a false empathy with the 'forgotten men and women' he claims to be speaking for. And by appropriating the term voice for himself, he is attempting to silence the legitimate concerns of countless others.

I'm Proud Of One Day Without Us But More Work Needs To Be Done

Laura Abigail | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Laura Abigail

I am proud of the people across the country who decided to get involved in something like this for the first time, of the British born people people, migrants and refugees who organised events and activities across the country, and the people who came out to support them.

Migrants And UK Citizens Stood Together In Celebration. Where Was The Media Coverage?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Frederika Roberts

On Monday 20th February, thousands took to Britain's towns and cities to celebrate the positive impact of migrants on society, culture and the economy...

The Daughter Of An Immigrant

Angela Samata | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK
Angela Samata

As many others before him, my dad came to this country from Cyprus when he was 15-years-old, with just the clothes he stood up in. It was 1958 and he was fleeing a volatile situation on the Island and landed in London not really having a next step planned. Since then he's made his way, been married three times, led a full life and watched his island from his not so new home.

Imagine The UK Without Migrants

Matt Carr | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Politics
Matt Carr

It's nearly three months since the idea of a national protest by and in support of migrants in the UK on Feb 20 next year went viral on social media. ...

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 16.10.2017 | 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 07.10.2017 | 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 29.09.2017 | 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 22.09.2017 | 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 14.09.2017 | 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 06.07.2017 | 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 23.06.2017 | 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 12.04.2017 | 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 16.03.2017 | 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 23.01.2017 | 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 21.01.2017 | 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.