UK Immigrants

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 01.08.2014 | 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.

Non-League Foreign Players Is a Non-Issue

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Lawrenson was keen to put in the final word on the matter - 'They even have foreigners in the Skrill Premier now', he said, with a solemn nod of his grey bouffant hair. Three points on this. Firstly, who actually calls it the Skrill Premier? Everyone still calls it the Conference, that's a fact...

Migrant Entrepreneurs Are Starting Up Britain

Scott Craig | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Scott Craig

Britain relies heavily on entrepreneurial migrants to launch businesses, create jobs and grow the economy. As we strive to improve our national economic performance in a highly competitive global market, our politicians, education system, businesses and the media cannot afford to ignore such an important source of economic dynamism.

Strict Visa System 'Putting Entrepreneurs Off Coming To UK'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's 'complex and strict' immigration system is putting entrepreneurs off coming to set up their business, a major new report has warned. The ...

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...

Don't Ruin Lure Of UK For Immigrants, BoJo Warns Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has warned David Cameron and Theresa May not to put the "vibe" of London that attracts skilled people from abroad at risk by clamping d...

Asa Bennett

'We Can't Talk About Immigration'? Here Are 8 Moments That Show You CAN

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics

Immigration is a topic you cannot discuss without being shouted down as a racist, some say. Despite the topic being apparently untouchable, this we...

Business Scorns Tory Immigration Minister's 'Pathetic' Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tory immigration minister James Brokenshire has been savaged by business groups for his "feeble and pathetic" speech as he accused immigration of bene...

Here's What David Cameron Did Not Want You To Know About Migraton

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron and coalition ministers have now published a report on the impact of migration on British workers after a wave of criticism for trying t...

Cable: We Need To Kill Tory Immigration Scare Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable is to hit out at Tory ministers for feeding "scare stories" about immigration in the latest coalition spat. The Lib Dem business secret...

Migrant Entrepreneurs In UK Are 'Hyper-Productive'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Migrant entrepreneurs' "breathtaking" contribution to the UK economy has been revealed by new research, which found that they are twice as entrepreneu...

Changes to Accessing the NHS - Are You Worried?

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

We could all find it much harder to access NHS services, vulnerable people could be put off or prevented from accessing health care that they need, NHS staff will have an additional administrative burden to implement the system. And we don't know if it will really save any money. We should all be worried about what this means for the NHS.