Immigration Reform

This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2016 | 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 22.06.2016 | 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 06.06.2016 | 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 04.06.2016 | 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 22.02.2016 | 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 28.01.2016 | 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 14.11.2015 | 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 15.09.2015 | 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

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.