UK Immigrants

ISIS and Identity

Heidy Rehman | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Heidy Rehman

Why are young people leaving Europe to fight for ISIS? They are looking for somewhere to belong.

Is This England?

Peter Lind | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Lind

Fears of immigrants seem to be the biggest rhetoric trick played in the political landscape in UK. We are bombarded with messages about what to fear and how many to fear. It drives voters to the right, voting for what they don´t want, instead of they do want.

Migrant Tragedy in the Mediterranean: Another Wake Up Call for the EU

One Young World | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
One Young World

The African Union needs to step up in taking the matter seriously and urging member states to develop youth empowerment and human rights policies... If these initiatives are enacted, we will see fewer people drown in the Mediterranean in search of a better life.

Politics, Media and Everyday People

Martyn Sibley | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Martyn Sibley

There seems to be such a void between politics, the media and everyday people. All I seem to read, watch and hear is immigrants and disabled people draining our society. Yet the recession, debt and issues we currently face began in financial sectors. Sectors that remain propped up by our government.

Do We Get the Hate-Filled News We Deserve?

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Mark Hillary

The UK has a problem with immigration. Even those who support migration have to concede that there are practical difficulties, such as a squeeze on school class sizes and GP waiting lists in areas where many new people have settled. This has boosted parties such as UKIP where a withdrawal from the EU - and therefore an end to free migration throughout Europe - is one of their major policies.

Biting His Nails, Young Captain Of Capsized Boat Pictured Aboard Rescue Ship

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

Biting his nails and dressed in a white boiler suit, the young captain of a boat which capsized killing an estimated 800 people is pictured waiting to...

Captain Of Capsized Migrant Boat Arrested On Homicide Charges

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

The captain of a boat which capsized off the coast of Libya, killing an estimated 800 migrants on board, has been arrested. Italian police said tha...

Passport-For-NHS Care Proposals Leave Everyone Utterly Confused

Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

As the NHS tries to crack down on so-called health tourism, the public has been left utterly confused about about proposals which could see patients b...

'Immigration Street' Says More About The TV Industry Than It Does About Immigration

Alice Carder | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Carder

As a filmmaker 'Immigration Street' makes me sad because it glaringly captures on camera the fact that our media industry is an 'us and them' scenario. Why weren't any of the filmmakers immigrants? Why was every single crew member I saw white skinned?

Leave the EU? We'd Rather Leave the UK If Ukip Comes Into Power!

Marta Krupinska | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Marta Krupinska

As a hardworking Polish migrant in Britain, the thought of Nigel Farage sticking on the kettle at Number 10 is a terrifying thought. But, like the million viewers across the country who tuned in, we were forced to picture this distressing scenario during Channel 4's UKIP: The First 100 Days last Monday.

Immigrants Beyond Headlines

Jana Bakunina | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Jana Bakunina

European immigrants who arrived in the UK since 2000 have contributed more than £20bn to UK public finances between 2001 and 2011. European immigrants from the EU-15 countries contributed 64% more in taxes than they received in benefits.

Uncomfortably Numb - Attitudes to Politics

Sara Damergi | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sara Damergi

The question is do we really need to feel a sense of fear or discomfort to become truly engaged in politics? Do we want to be numb to what's truly going on and get distracted by reports in mainstream tabloid media putting the blame on the overused and now farcical phrase and sentiment of: "its the immigrants coming over here and nicking our jobs?"

Asa Bennett

The Rising Ukip Star Putting Himself Forward As Farage's Successor

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

A Tale of Two Immigration Speeches: What Is Britain So Afraid Of?

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics
Hilary Stauffer

Britain needs to stop romanticising 'us' and stop demonising 'them'. Britain needs embrace it immigrant hordes for the incredible resources that they are, and reclaim its rightful place as a power broker in the 21st Century. But first, Britain needs to stop being afraid.

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...

The Contradictions and Daydreams of the Irish Immigrant

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 22.01.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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 31.12.2014 | 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.