Migrant Workers

Staying Clear Of A Disastrous Brexit

Meriam Sabih | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Meriam Sabih

To stay clear of an unfavorable or even disastrous exit from the EU it would be perhaps be wise for Britain to resolve the issue of migrant workers, as will continue to need these workers post Brexit. It can do this by ensuring their rights as a priority and working to ensure their own with a more friendly EU partner in return.

What Could an EU Exit Mean for the UK Construction Industry?

Simon Thomas | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Simon Thomas

Even though the dust from the 2015 General Election has only just begun to settle, the political news agenda has already shifted to the next public po...

Leave the EU? We'd Rather Leave the UK If Ukip Comes Into Power!

Marta Krupinska | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Marta Krupinska

As a hardworking Polish migrant in Britain, the thought of Nigel Farage sticking on the kettle at Number 10 is a terrifying thought. But, like the million viewers across the country who tuned in, we were forced to picture this distressing scenario during Channel 4's UKIP: The First 100 Days last Monday.

A Defence of the NHS and the Immigrants Who Keep It Alive

Stephen Hull | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

Last week I was in Camberwell, South London when I was drugged, shaved, cut open and had part of my insides removed. There must have been about 40 people involved in total, mostly foreign migrant workers. They pushed me around and made bloody well sure they got what they wanted as quickly as they could before I was sent on my way, back into the mean streets of the capital. It has taken me since then to build up the strength to write this blog. Now I want to thank those who did what they did because they probably saved my life.

Wirat Piyapornpaiboon Shoots the Messenger

Mark Farmaner | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Mark Farmaner

Wirat Piyapornpaiboon is making the same mistake as McDonalds, but it isn't too late to change yet. He might find dropping the cases now to be personally embarrassing, but even if he wins the cases in a Thai court, he will lose in the court of public opinion, in the media, and in the business world. Any good businessman knows when the time has come to cut your losses and move on. For Wirat Piyapornpaiboon, that time is now.

Why Domestic Workers From the Philippines Don't Watch Football

Neil Durkin | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

Compare and contrast. In a few years' time several hundred professional footballers from all over the world will arrive in the Gulf state of Qatar to take part in the 2022 World Cup... Meanwhile, during the same period in mid-2022, it's very likely that several hundred other overseas workers will arrive at the always-overcrowded Doha International Airport.

Migrant Entrepreneurs Are Starting Up Britain

Scott Craig | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Scott Craig

Britain relies heavily on entrepreneurial migrants to launch businesses, create jobs and grow the economy. As we strive to improve our national economic performance in a highly competitive global market, our politicians, education system, businesses and the media cannot afford to ignore such an important source of economic dynamism.

International Migrants Day Should Have Been Something to Celebrate Not Shy From

Natalie Bennett | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

I'll admit to a special interest in this - like 11.4% of the British population, I am foreign born, indeed a twice-migrant since I lived for five years in Bangkok after I left my native Australia before choosing to become British.

Refer-REEEEE! Crying Foul Over the Qatar World Cup and Workers Who Don't Drive Sports Cars

Neil Durkin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Neil Durkin

My reading habits being rather gadfly-ish (ie all over the place), the other day I picked up a book lying around at work called Fathers, Sons And Foot...

Indian Man Facing Death Penalty in the UAE Says He Was Tortured Into Confessing

Rori Donaghy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Rori Donaghy

A 56-year-old Indian man is facing the death penalty in Abu Dhabi for a crime he says he did not commit. Abandoned by his Embassy and former colleagues, Ezhur Gangadharan is in a desperate place. On 11 November he will appeal his conviction and his only hope is that support from the international community will pressure authorities into reviewing his case.

Qatar World Cup Chiefs 'Appalled' At Treatment Of Migrant Workers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Sport

Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers say they are "appalled" at the findings of an investigation which detail the "modern-day slavery" treatement of migran...

'Immigration Is Good For The Economy'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Politics

Britons' fears about immigrants are misplaced, according to a leading economist - who said reduced immigration would lead to higher taxes. Jonathan...

Sharp Rise In Romanian And Bulgarian Migrants

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

Romanians 'not coming here for benefits' There will be no Romanian 'invasion', says Ambassador New figures showing a sharp rise in the number of...

'I Don't Know How Kent Got Into It'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Politics

Read the speech Chris Bryant eventually gave HERE Labour's shadow immigration spokesman has rowed back after accusing Tesco and Next of favouring m...

Immigration - The Game Changer of British Politics?

Oana Romocea | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Politics
Oana Romocea

It is baffling how immigration has changed the game in British politics these days. There are more fundamentally important issues facing British society, most notably a stalled economy that has the country on the edge of a triple-dip recession. Yet, the immigration threat, and the supposed ills it has unleashed on Britain, has gripped the public imagination.

London Mayor Should Get His Facts Straight on Qatar

Nicholas McGeehan | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK
Nicholas McGeehan

Boris Johnson prefaces his 800-word hagiography on Qatar - 'We can't afford to ignore our dynamic friends in the East' - with an anecdote about camel ...

How Many Bulgarians And Romanians Want To Work In The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK

Update: 18:46, 24 April 2013 - possible immigrant numbers from bulgaria and Romania based on percentages Only a tiny percentage of Bulgarians and R...

Qatar's Exploited Migrants

Gary Spedding | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Politics
Gary Spedding

As ongoing unrest in neighbouring Bahrain rages, Qatar has been largely ignored by almost everyone. I feel some light should be shone on the not-so-perfect Gulf State to help people understand what life for migrants is really like out there in Doha City.

Where Does Your Salad Come From?

Andrew Wasley | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK
Andrew Wasley

Exploitation in the food industry is alive and well. That's according to the latest grim report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which studied the experiences of some of the migrant workers (almost invisibly) toiling in our fields, factories and restaurants.

Olympics Sponsorship: Coca Cola Faces Questions Over Links to Controversial Orange Harvest

Andrew Wasley | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport
Andrew Wasley

As the opening ceremony approaches, a steady drip of 'sweatshop' and 'forced labour' allegations over poor conditions for workers manufacturing official Olympics merchandise have emerged.

Wisbech - A Town in Crisis?

Ellee Seymour | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

I visited my family in Wisbech at the weekend - the very same town which "the Baltic Mafia is terrorising" - according to a sensational report in Saturday's Daily Mail. Driving through the town, I passed a coach with a Lithuanian number plate parked outside a factory. A new influx of migrant workers? Or potential drug dealers, as the Mail would have us believe.

Brits 'See Immigration As A Problem, Not An Opportunity'

PA | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK

More than two-thirds of Britons see immigration as more of a problem than an opportunity, a report has found. People in the UK were more pessimisti...

London Businesses 'Already Suffering' From Migration Caps, Business Group Says

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

The London economy is far more reliant on overseas workers than many in government think, according to a report by the London Chamber of Commerce and ...

The Head Said London - But the Heart Went for Doha

Paul Hobson | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK
Paul Hobson

As a sports fan I was delighted London won the right to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships. Another major athletics event so soon after the Olympics, another chance to use the impressive infrastructure, another opportunity to cement and build on the legacy. What's not to like?

NHS Patients At Risk From Undertrained Foreign Doctors

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

The failure of the NHS to provide formal training for doctors and nurses from the European Union (EU) could be putting patients at risk, according to ...