This is an enormous debate and affects countries far beyond the UK, but the recent UK election demonstrates clearly how the public are losing faith in a traditional approach to politics. Democracy can be difficult for most politicians to swallow, but if they don't listen to the people it's going to choke them all.
Morally, but surprisingly, also financially, the UK can benefit from helping refugees. In other words, Great Britain can benefit from the EU rescue plan.
Which party is best equipped to address these realities after 7th May? This is a debate that has not been had in this election, but will matter more than the numbers.
Longer term we need to build the skills starting from school and encouraging more women into the sector. However short term a one size fits all immigration policy could be detrimental to the tech sector innovation and growth.
In recent weeks, commuters across Britain will have spotted a very different kind of poster on their way to work. The 'I Am An Immigrant' posters have appeared at 400 tube stations in London and 550 railway stations across the UK.
We live in an ever increasing hostile environment to immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees. The media and the government share responsibility for dehumanising this often vulnerable class. They seem to be no one's concern, let alone priority.
Anyone who starts a conversation with me about how they're voting based on immigration policies, rather than a party's policies on the EU (in regards to issues other than immigration) or the economy, or any other credible political issue, will be shown the door.
Scenarios must be in place to ensure integration is successful and immigration is efficient and responsible, to ensure the spreading of skills across a populace instead of a concentration. What good is a United Kingdom, if the people, it's most important resource, are not being shared?
We need to protect and respect our immigrants and minority group instead of attacking them and alienating them all the time. I'm not suggesting we open our doors to everyone in the world. Controlling immigrations is important but it's about how we control it.
The drowning of 800 people in the Mediterranean is a crime against humanity, the ultimate responsibility for which lies not with the people traffickers operating the boats involved, as some assert, but Western governments that have destabilised the nations from which those refugees are so desperate to escape they are willing to risk their lives in the process.
The EU's focus is still on keeping people out, not keeping them safe. This approach is illegal, impractical, and immoral. Every person making this crossing is entitled to a fair hearing and protection if they are shown to be a refugee. Thursday's summit failed to acknowledge this, and will thus do little to end the humanitarian emergency on our doorstep.
It is time for the UK to take a stand. It is time to recognise the shared responsibility we have. Instead of shirking our duty to ensuring a peaceful, stable world, we must step forward. The UK must pledge adequate funding to help with search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean. The UK must take far more than the 143 Syrian refugees resettled here in 2014. The UK must move away from the toxic, damaging and extreme language that now surrounds immigration and remember that it is only by an accident of birth that we do not face the terrifying and difficult decision faced by those who undertake the Mediterranean crossing.
The UK has a problem with immigration. Even those who support migration have to concede that there are practical difficulties, such as a squeeze on school class sizes and GP waiting lists in areas where many new people have settled. This has boosted parties such as UKIP where a withdrawal from the EU - and therefore an end to free migration throughout Europe - is one of their major policies.
Labour MPs and MEPs want to see collective agreements such as the NAECI become the norm in the UK and a reversal of the casualisation of labour that is devastating the lives and livelihoods of so many.
History's worst acts of evil all happened amidst the silence of the bystander. Ms Nagesh is most unwise to encourage her readers to keep quiet when they witness acts of hatred.
Lack of empathy, as history has repeatedly shown, is the breeding ground of every atrocity and indifference.