Keith Vaz

Christmas Coke Truck 'Will Spark Protests', Keith Vaz Says

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

Labour MP Keith Vaz has warned that the Coca-Cola truck will not be welcome if it pulls into Leicester over the festive period. The city's MP, who ...

Dancing At The Labour Party Conference: A Cringeworthy History

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Conference season is an intense four-day affair; policy wonks, members, radicals and MPs come from across the country to attend endless fringe events,...

Divided Europe Faces Migration Crisis

Keith Vaz | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

A great deal has been said about stemming the flow of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent, and about the numbers of people who will settle here, but integration of the arrivals is a fundamental issue which has not received the attention it requires. 

Dominoes Around Europe: A New Kind of Immigration Crisis

Keith Vaz | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

Give Europol and Frontex the power to take this action, and our response can for the first time be pre-emptive, and not reactive. That is the challenge we now give to the EU. If we fail to learn from the summer of chaos then we will wander into a truly disastrous winter, as we find Fortress Europe crumbling around us.

Calais' Summer Crisis Reaches the Garden of England

Keith Vaz | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

Time and again, we have said that once these migrants and refugees reach Calais, it is already too late. Anecdotal evidence suggests that migrants are usually in the town for an average of only three months, with 70% of the camps empty by the end of that time. In many cases, this is because they have been successful in entering the UK.

Ned Simons

US Senator Tells MPs There's 'Very Little' More She Can Reveal About Torture | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics

The United States senator who oversaw the publication of the graphic 'torture report' detailing the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program has indica...

May Lambasted Over Handling Of European Arrest Warrant

PA | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

Senior MPs have lined up to condemn Theresa May's handling of the process for deciding on the controversial European Arrest Warrant (EAW) ahead of Mon...

Lucy Sherriff

Government Panders To The Rabble With 'Cheap, Pathetic Gestures' Over Students Visas | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government's refusal to exclude international students from net migration figures took another battering on Thursday as politicians were accused o...

Which Two Labour MPs Are Doing Gangnam Style Tonight?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

A backbench Labour MP has given his party's conference a gently surreal twist by mispronouncing his high-profile colleague's name and then imploring p...

Chief Constable Apologises Over 'Insensitive' Cliff Raid

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has apologised to pop star Sir Cliff Richard if the force was "insensitive" about the search of his home...

BBC Chief Responds To Cliff Richard Police Complaint

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations, Director ...

Immigration Policy: Silver Bullets That Never Hit Their Target

Keith Vaz | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The rise of Ukip, the vitriolic discussion over the relaxation of border controls relating to Romania and Bulgaria, the abolishment of the UKBA and now the problems at the Passport Office, show that immigration is, without doubt, an all-consuming issue for the public and one that is going to be at the front of voters' minds on and before 7 May 2015. However, the government, rather than shadow boxing with Ukip by continuing to make claims over a net migration figure they have no control over, should create a structure that ensures immigration is given its full attention. After all you can have as many silver bullet policies as you like, but without the gun to fire them you're never going to hit the target.

Cop Saw Documents In 1990s Suggesting Existence Of Establishment Paedophile Network

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

A notorious paedophile had a cache of documents that linked his abuse to establishment figures - but this was not acted on, a former police officer in...

Countering Terrorist Narratives: Time to Stop Talking and Start Doing

Munir Zamir | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Munir Zamir

A casual interest in the Syria conflict can easily turn into a genuine stimulus at which point an alternative narrative is needed to counter such effects. The broad aims of counter narrative work should be to build resilience to extremism by challenging the rationale behind its actions.

Foreign Fighters: How to Win the War of Ideas

Rachel Briggs | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rachel Briggs

Today's report by the UK Parliament's Home Affairs Select Committee warns of the alarming number of westerners traveling to Syria to fight and calls for stronger efforts to counter the recruitment narratives of extremists.

Toddlers 'Referred For Drugs And Alcohol Treatment'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Four-year-olds are among hundreds of children being referred to specialist drug and alcohol treatment services, it has been revealed. After being a...

After The Wars On Terror And Drugs, Now It's The War On Sugar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The War on Terror, the War on Drugs, the War on Crime, the War on Poverty? Did we learn nothing from World War II about a war on multiple fronts? B...

'Waiting for Godot': Or, for Romanians to Come to the UK

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

It seems that a new version of Waiting for Godot is being reinvented by part of the British media and by some politicians who are desperately waiting for the arrival of millions of Romanians after 1 January 2014... All evidence suggests that Britain is not a preferred destination for Romanian migration.

Ned Simons

Syrian Refugees Make Romanian And Bulgarian Immigration 'A Sideshow' | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The furore over immigration from Romania and Bulgaria is a "sideshow" compared to the wider issue of European Union migration, the chairman of the Com...

Cameron's Hard Rhetoric on Migration Will Only Make EU Negotiations Tougher

Keith Vaz | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The prime minister will shortly begin the process of compiling his shopping list for EU reform. There is little doubt that EU migration will be at or near the top... It will take nerves of steel to walk the EU tightrope of asking concessions from the very countries whose citizens he wants to discourage from working in the UK.

Keith Vaz Is Going To Personally Police The Border On New Year's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Politics

Labour MP Keith Vaz has announced he is going to personally police the British border. On January 1 2014 the transition controls that prevent Roman...

Theresa May Depicted As A Witch In MPs' Christmas Card

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Politics

The Commons home affairs committee has sent out its annual Christmas card. It features the committee's MPs dressed as a collection of wizards, in a Ha...

'No Evidence': MPs Slam Decision To Criminalise Khat

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

The government has been slammed for its "baffling" decision to ban the herbal drug khat. The Home Affairs Select Committee said the ban had not bee...

'Plebgate' Officer Apologises To MPs For 'Honest Mistake'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Two police officers embroiled in the Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" affair have told MPs they "regret" the distress caused to former Tory chief whip - but...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Migrants! This Country Needs You!

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 5 November 2013... 1) MIGRANTS! THIS COUNTRY NEEDS YOU! Yet another hard-hitting academic study sugg...