Immigration Reform

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 18.11.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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

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. ...

Hodge Tears Into Miliband Over English Votes Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is "kicking into the long grass" the question of whether only English MPs should be able to vote on English laws, a senior Labour figure h...

'Racism' Behind Calls To Impeach Obama, Says US Attorney General Eric Holder

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Growing calls for the impeachment of President Obama, most recently proffered by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, are partl...

Sarah Palin Calls For President Obama To Be Impeached Over Immigration Crisis On US Border

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin, the one-time Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, who now spends much of her time penning online screeds against both Repu...

Who Cares for Survivors of Torture?

Dr Aarathi Prasad | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Aarathi Prasad

Goldfishbowl Girl won't talk about her past. Not too much anyway. But she writes, and she paints. The paintings communicate for her. "That's helped me to come out of the whole darkness I was in." ...

International Students: Life As We Know It

Shweta Kothari | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shweta Kothari

It begins with thrill, continues in hope and ends in despair. Welcome to the world of overseas students! Like many others, I am currently in the second phase of the journey, trying hard to not slip into third...

Jessica Elgot

Romanians Less Interested In UK.. But British Firms Are Crying Out For Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Recruitment figures from Romania have poured cold water on the notion that its citizens are desperate to move to Britain, and instead reveal how Briti...

An Open Invitation to Dr Phillip Lee

Allan Anderson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Allan Anderson

If you're going to make prejudicial remarks about anyone's health condition, and HIV is now considered a long-term manageable condition by the NHS, then perhaps Dr Lee should find out the facts first. So here is an open invitation to Dr Lee...

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.

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

Immigration Detainee With Dementia 'Died In Handcuffs'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An 84-year-old immigration detainee - who was suffering from dementia - was taken to hospital in handcuffs and died while still in restraints, inspect...

Migrants Will Make Life Harder For British Workers, Says Miliband

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said an influx of low-skilled migrant workers will make life harder for Britons facing a cost of living squeeze as he pledged action t...

We're Getting It Wrong on Immigration

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

If you've seen the Daily Express or the Daily Mail over the festive period you may well be thinking that civilisation is about to end. If you believe the tabloid hype, Romanians and Bulgarians are currently streaming across the channel in their thousands like immigration's own re-enactment of the D-Day landings.

The NHS Can't Afford Any More Bureaucracy

Nash Riggins | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Britain's National Health Service was built upon the firmly held conviction that good healthcare should be available to everyone in society - that it should be based on clinical need rather than one's ability to pay hefty sums of money upfront. Well, apparently that's no longer the case.

Last Night's Panorama Wasn't Balanced, It Was Racist

Steve Rose | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

This edition of Panorama is merely a symptom of the wider discourse around immigration. A debate so toxic that facts are shouted down in a wave of popular fascism. But it also threatens our relationship with Europe and our right to free movement. On both fronts, we should all be worried about where this debate is heading in 2015.

Pseudo-Research Pulls 385,000 Migrants Out of a Hat

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

A report by the Democracy Institute, an American libertarian think-tank, predicted that 385,000 people will migrate from Romania and Bulgaria to the UK over the next five years. This prediction was uncritically featured or cited in an array of newspapers... But the report is deeply flawed and should be dismissed as not credible until its authors can prove otherwise

As Straw Struggles, the Conservatives Concede - A Balance Must Be Found for the UK's Immigration Policy

Sarosh Zaiwalla | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sarosh Zaiwalla

While Jack Straw may feel this was a policy blunder from his party, I do not believe this to be such a clear cut issue. It has been shown on countless occasions that immigrants coming to the UK bring a tangible profitable contribution to the economy.

WATCH: Mark Zuckerberg Has Strong Views On Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Mark Zuckerberg has said immigration is "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time". The Facebook CEO spoke out about the "heartbreaking" ...

Immigration 2: When the State Says Who Is Worthless

Gregor Smith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Immigration is a difficult topic matter to discuss. Even though most people accept that our economic and political systems would fail if there wasn't a policy to control immigration, many people have many different ideas on where the line should be drawn.