Immigration Reform

PM's Secret Brexit Immigration Plans Are Mostly Gimmicks To Fool Public

Thom Brooks | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Politics
Thom Brooks

I suspect we're witnessing a combination of ignorance and deceit that does nothing to improve public confidence or achieve much success. We're watching a government out of ideas and out of their depths - I suspect things may only get worse.

Barack Obama Condemns Donald Trump Over Ending Protection For Young Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK

Barack Obama has condemned Donald Trump’s decision to scrap the programme protecting young undocumented immigrants in the US as “contrary to our s...

Immigrants Make America Great

Ashish Prashar | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

Our leaders must remember that immigrants have created some of our largest companies, built America's global dominance and if we created barriers to bringing talent to the US the likes of Apple and Google wouldn't exist today. The immigrants who did important, world-changing things did them here because this country welcomed them and that's what makes America so great!

American Prisons Need Reform

Ashish Prashar | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ashish Prashar

In the last 30 years, America has become the prison capital of the world. What has propelled the land of the free to become the isle of the incarcerated is the rise of for-profit prisons. Today there are over 2.3million people behind bars, more than in China.

Your Papers, Please - How Will EU Citizens Prove Their Right To Work In The UK After Brexit?

Ben Stevenson | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics
Ben Stevenson

After the split, the process of proving entitlement to work is likely to become a lot more complicated. And if even half of the 2.9million EU nationals currently in the UK are allowed to stay on, checking their status will be a major administrative burden for somebody.

Forget About Trump, Worry About May

Laura Krippner | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Krippner

Why is anyone surprised that Theresa May failed to call out Donald Trump on his Executive Order regarding refugees?

Do Democratic Practices Stunt Technological Growth?

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech
Duncan Kenyon

Politicians cannot ignore their voters to this extent and cannot embrace advantages of this. It is the mass unemployment issue that will cause most concern to politician's short-lived careers. Donald Trump cannot promise the Rustbelt States that voted for him that he would bring back jobs from foreign countries and replace these unskilled workers' jobs with machines.

Is A 'London Visa' The Brexit Immigration Answer The City Of London Is Looking For?

Ian Robinson | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Robinson

Casting our minds back to 24 June, it was hard to ignore the split between London and the rest of the country for Brexit. With 59% of London's population voting to remain, this in turn triggered calls from members of the public and some business figures for London to declare itself a separate "state" to the rest of the UK.

This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.

Vote for Hope, Vote Remain

Gus Cairns | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics
Gus Cairns

If tomorrow we wake up to find we've left the EU - the biggest single reason will be that the Leave campaign seized the hope agenda. In reality, I think voting to leave the EU is essentially a gesture of despair. The only hope we have as a region is to help Europe, and by doing help ourselves as part of Europe.

Why EU Membership Leads to a Discriminatory Immigration Policy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Over the weekend my piece on why the UK government turned away more than 2,700 non-EU nurses was widely circulated on Twitter and Facebook, but after ...

Why the UK Government Turned Away 2,700 Nurses Last Year

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

One of the most parroted reasons for the UK to remain in the EU is the fact that so many migrants work for the NHS and that our health service would collapse without them. This argument is utterly misguided.

UK Government Must Listen to Scotland and Bring Back Post-Study Work Visas

Margaret Ferrier MP | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Politics
Margaret Ferrier MP

The message is clear: allow us to keep some of the international students that we educate to such a high standard and invite them to help us grow our economy. Westminster can't have it both ways - if it is up to us to grow our population then Scotland should control the means to do just that.

Eight Weeks to Regain Control of the Migrant Crisis

Timothy Kirkhope | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Timothy Kirkhope

If 2015 was the EU's annus horribilis, 2016 is in danger of becoming the annus terribilis. The situation in the Middle East cannot be controlled, but our response can be. If we go back to another year of grand gestures on one side, and inaction on the other, the EU will continue to be paralysed in the face of its greatest challenge yet. It can reduce the impact of this crisis by focusing on what works, and on policies that are tough but fair for those people and those countries that play by the rules.

Sweden Imposes Border Controls

Angus Walker | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Politics
Angus Walker

Many Swedes regard it as a human duty for a rich country to allow those who need refuge in, no questions asked. Now the request "show me your passport" is being asked and there many more questions which need to be answered before Sweden can decide how it will cope with it's overwhelming influx of humanity.

Detention Debate: It's Time for a Time Limit

Miriam Steiner | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Steiner

Yesterday, 10th September 2015, Parliament sat down to debate detention for asylum seekers and refugees. Impassioned pleas were made by over 25 MPs, ...

'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?

How Have Millionaire Tories Convinced Us Immigrants and the Poor Are to Blame for Poverty?

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

As long as the public continues to accept the assurances of the rich that we have to suffer so that they don't have to, the bitterness created will continue to create divisions between ethnic and religious communities that should be working together to destroy zero hour contracts and ensure proper funding for the NHS.

Farage Says Britain Is 'Full' - Turns Out There's 'Masses of Room'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage's warning in the face of EU migration that "Britain is full" has been summarily dismissed by the government's economic forecaster, which ...

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 ...

The John Major Defence

Peter Wilding | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

So the John Major defence offers the PM four ways to square the immigration, reform, allies and defence trap that has forced him into bluster about his failure to control immigration numbers and silence about his success on reform. With statesmanship he may surprise his critics and win his renegotiation. It's his to lose.

Merkel's Comments Show a Disregard for the Democratic will of European Citizens and Openly Will be the Destruction of the EU

Liam Deacon | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Before many of us could even catch our breath after Britain nearly tore itself in two, England is at it again, playing roulette with our other closest, hard won political partnership.

Why a Cap on Immigration Would Damage our Creative Industries

Neely Reyes | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Neely Reyes

The whole argument for and against immigration is way too complex for any one person to discuss in a single article but there is one area that I haven't heard people talk about in the debate and that's the creative industries.

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 | 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. ...