UK Migrants

UKHIP's Calais Flotilla: Donations & Evictions

Amy Corcoran | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Amy Corcoran

On 28th March UKHIP's flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations - both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our way to the coast, two months of preparation finally coming together

Sickening Footage Shows 'Migrants' Being Brutally Beaten At Calais

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

Horrific footage purporting to show immigrants being dragged from a truck and beaten at the port of Calais has emerged. The film was posted to Fac...

Hostile Migration Debate Affecting EU Citizens in UK

Alina Rzepnikowska | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Politics
Alina Rzepnikowska

Blaming EU citizens for the effects of UK public sector cuts and poor policies ignores the real value of EU migration, victimises migrants, and serves no useful purpose for the country either.

Immigration and the Importance of Maintaining Our Romance With the EU

David Ready | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Ready

With Immigration remaining a significant area of debate in the UK, I assessed the pros and cons of immigration in my interview with Private Law Editor, Amy Ling, exploring the possibilities that immigration allows to students, how it is affects our current housing market and the issue of whether migrants should adapt to British values.

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

Marta Krupinska | Posted 24.02.2015 | 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.

Life in the 'Jungles' of Calais

Amy Corcoran | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Amy Corcoran

After leaving the camp, we walked again down desolate roads, hemmed in by huge grey fences, towards the town. We were silenced by what we had seen. I walked a few steps ahead for a moment as I fought back tears.

Boris's Flip-Flopping Immigration Journey In 11 Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is no stranger to controversy, and immigration is among the most controversial debates in UK politics. The London Mayor, and Tory ca...

Smugglers Abandon Yet Another Cargo Ship Of Refugees In Rough Seas

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Yet another Mediterranean tragedy has been narrowly averted after 450 refugees were abandoned by smugglers, leaving the vessel in rough seas without a...

Which Country Is Actually Most Popular With EU Migrants? It's Not Britain...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has ripped into the Tories' stance towards Europe after it emerged that more migrants are actually going to Germany than Britain. Prime...

Migrants Wash Up On Nudist Beach, Cue Shock For Everyone

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

The first impression that a group of migrants had as their boat approached Europe was one that might have convinced them to turn back again after they...

Asa Bennett

Here's What You Actually Need To Know About THAT Immigration Report... | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics

Two University College London academics published a report today about the cost of migration, which the newspapers have used to reach radically differ...

The Promised Land

Mary Turner | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
Mary Turner

These bones from arid countries that have walked, run, climbed, crawled, sailed, clung on and hidden for two years on the journey from Africa and the Middle East to reach their promised land, the United Kingdom... when winter comes, having made it this far, if it is an unkind one, some will almost certainly die.

Cameron 'Pandering To Ukip' With Controversial New Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of "yet again running scared of Ukip" by appointing the head of a controversial anti-migration pressure group to the Ho...

Nobel Prize Winner Is Very Unimpressed With UK Immigration Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's strict migration rules are a "very, very large obstacle" for those wanting to hire top talent, Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist John O'Kee...

Cameron Humiliated Over 'Baseless' Claim That Migrants Took Most UK Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron "significantly misrepresented" official statistics to "baselessly" claim that foreign workers had taken most new jobs in Britain, the pr...

Migrants In Suffocating Metal Container Had Been Inside A Long Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container were probably already inside when it was dropped at a European port before setting sail for Britain, ...

Jessica Elgot

Couple Spend Life Savings On Boat And Drones To Stop Migrant Deaths In The Med | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Regina Catrambone was enjoying the July sunshine on her boat off the coast of Italy's Lampedusa when something caught her eye, a winter jacket floatin...

World Cup: It's About Team Spirit Not Nationalism

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Sport
Sandhya Matthes

Despite all of the influences on my national identity, I carry one passport. But sometimes I feel as if I could carry three - from the country of my birth and of my parents and all its values, the country which brought me up and educated me, and the country of my husband and any children we may have together. All these nations have a special meaning to me and I root for them all in different ways...

'Robinson Crusoe' Migrant Rescued From Makeshift Raft In English Channel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

A young Afghan migrant, desperately attempting to reach Britain, attempted to sail across the channel on Robinson Crusoe-like raft of wooden planks, a...

Migrants Drown Off Greek Coast After Boat Capsizes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

Almost two dozen migrants desperately attempting to enter Greece have died after their boat capsized near the island of Samos. A yacht and a dinghy...

New EU Rules to Protect Posted Workers and Prevent Abuse

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Valuable, even necessary. Companies often post workers abroad to fill service contracts in other EU countries. However, these postings can be far from an unadulterated blessing. The workers involved can be exploited and companies may try to avoid tax and social security contributions in host countries...

The Government's Priorities on Immigration Are Wrong

David Hanson | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics
David Hanson

The government is unable to admit that there are different kinds of immigration: immigration that works for Britain and immigration that doesn't. For example, in his first speech, the new Immigration Minister James Brokenshire didn't seem to differentiate between a highly-skilled engineer coming to work in the UK, or postgraduate students carrying out research and low skilled migration.

Let's Point the Finger at Those Who Are Really Cheating the System, Not Migrants

Jessica Smith | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jessica Smith

Over the last five or six years, as poverty and hardship have deepened, unemployment soared and inequality increased across Europe, so has xenophobia festered - with the rise of far-right parties such as Golden Dawn in Greece, and uncomfortable parallels can be drawn between the current socio-economic climate and that of the 1930s, which paved the way for Hitler's rise to power.

'Migrants Should Pay £2,000 To Enter The UK'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Charging all migrants £2,000 as soon they arrive in the UK would lead to a more tolerant and transparent immigration system, a think tank claims. ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Vs Chris

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 20 January 2014... 1) NICK VS CHRIS To say Nick Clegg is under pressure is an understatement...