Immigration Reform

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.

The Daily Express's Latest Campaign Flirts With Fascism

Steve Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Steve Rose

The most recent front-pages from the Daily Express demonstrates their retreat from reality into the realm of myth... There is a very real danger of the Express co-opting and channelling a real and legitimate frustration and sense of betrayal against vulnerable migrants.

Racism Here, Racism There, Here's Racism, There's Racism, Everywhere Racism

B.J. Epstein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Racism is a serious problem in Sweden, and the OECD survey proves this. But it's also a major problem in many other countries, and it's time that we look seriously at ourselves and think about what we mean by nationalism.

How Liberals Helped Create Ted Cruz and the Tea Party

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

'The greatest demagogue Washington has seen since McCarthy,' is how George Packer of the New Yorker describes Texas Senator and Tea Party firebrand Te...

British Universities Fall Victim to Immigration Reform

Nash Riggins | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

Britain's poor show in the Times Higher Education rankings is a direct result of the government's financially reckless decision to try and keep out wealthy immigrants. But this self-inflicted academic decline has been a long time coming, and no one on Downing Street should feign surprise.

'Ashamed to Be British': The Immigration Rules Keeping Married Couples Apart

Michael Allen | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

When Katie Frazer married her South African husband Cliff Frazer in 2010, she had no idea how difficult it would be to bring him to live with her in the UK. The 31-year-old trained primary school teacher is living thousands of miles from her beloved in the UK after falling victim to the government's recently introduced £18,600 salary requirement to bring a non-EU spouse to the UK.

Immigration - A Strong Benefit in the Right Hands

Sam Launder | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
Sam Launder

As a son of a plasterer and from a family who run a small business within the construction industry, I have seen the effects on the unskilled labour market that an open door policy can have. Wages are being driven down and more British workers are being pushed out of the trade altogether; they simply cannot compete with those who are prepared to work for so much less.