UK Migrants

Louise Ridley

Migrant Instagrams His Journey To Europe And The Results Are Eye-Opening

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK

A young migrant appears to have Instagrammed the joy and fear of his journey from North Africa to Europe in a serious of posts showing him terrified o...

The Daily Mail Is Outraged We Don't Let Migrants Starve To Death And Sleep On The Streets

Chris York | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK
Chris York

A three-star hotel, £35 a week and food. Apparently it is outrageous that 100 migrants are currently being given this the UK and the Daily Mail has taken it upon itself to stir up a storm.

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.

This Daily Mail Headline From 1938 Is Eerily Similar To Today's Media Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Comparisons are being drawn between a 1938 Daily Mail article on German Jews entering the UK, and media coverage of the Calais migrant crisis 77 years...

Tory MP Sparks Outrage With Plan To Send Calais Migrants 'Back To Africa'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Conservative MP David Davies has received a barrage of criticism after suggesting that the army should be sent into migrant settlements around Calais ...

People Are Lot More Upset About A Dead Lion Than A Dead Migrant

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Social media is laying bare the disparity between the public reactions to a dead lion and a dead migrant. Zimbabwe's famous big cat Cecil was shot ...

Hark! Is That The Sound Of Katie Hopkins Teetering On The Brink Of An Apology?

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

Motor mouth Katie Hopkins has reflected upon a controversial column which saw her blasted by a UN human rights boss for using racist language. In ...

Hunting the World's Most Wanted People Smuggler

Alex Crawford | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Alex Crawford

There is no rule of law and much of the state infrastructure is crumbling with government employees complaining about not being paid. And it's here in Tripoli where the Italian investigators traced Ghermay to, where they believe he's living and from where he manages his multi-national human trafficking business. And it's here he will carry on operating, safe in the knowledge he can't and won't be caught - no matter the protestations and political pledges to crack down on the gangs and the networks. Because Libya is anarchic and that means the smugglers can operate with impunity.

Today's Express Headline Is At Least 6 Years Old But Their Readers Are Disgusted Anyway

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK

The Daily Express splashed a front page story on Thursday revealing the shocking consequences of immigration to the UK. Only there was one thing a ...

Providing Refugees With a Second Chance at Life

Freshta Sharif | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Freshta Sharif

I want my government to remember the numerous times the UK has displayed compassion and commitment to human life and dignity by providing refuge for those facing persecution. During the Second World War they helped the Kindertransport children, in the 1980s they took in refugees from Vietnam, and in the 1990s they helped those fleeing from war in Bosnia and Kosovo. Sadly, the lack of support they are currently offering refugees will definitely be a stain on their history.

17 Calais Migrants Who Want To Steal Your Job, Your Money And Your House

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

Well actually, we couldn't find any examples of migrants in Calais who intended to do this but here are a few other reasons they are trying so despera...

The Top-Secret Government Plans For When Migrant Nurses Are Kicked Out

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Comedy

In what has been dubbed a "completely illogical" move, the government has announced plans to kick out migrants who have lived in the UK for more than ...

Daily Mail Readers Are Disgusted That Bare-Handed Migrants Are Making Their Sandwiches

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Daily Mail readers across the country were presumably dusting off their lunchboxes on Monday morning after the paper informed them of what really happ...

These Tweets About Migrants Being Rescued Will Make You Despair For Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK

The Royal Navy's HMS Bulwark is currently engaged in operations to rescue migrants off the coast of Libya. Update - HMS Bulwark has been involved i...

This Is What Britain First Supporters Think Of Migrants Fleeing Islamic State

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

The most popular nationalist Facebook page in the UK has voiced its anger in response to a Daily Mail article highlighting the plight of migrants flee...

Royal Baby Cynicism Isn't An Excuse For Images of Dead Babies

Sophia Eribo | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

As I scrolled through my Facebook timeline on Saturday afternoon, there it was - an image of a little, black girl, fully-clothed in a bright pink tutu...

UK Elections 2015: Why Let Migrants Out?

Amjad Saleem | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Amjad Saleem

Genuine cross cultural, diaspora partnerships, give back to both donors and recipients, who realise that cultural contacts alter fundamentally the way in which they interact, giving them the power and strength to work cooperatively.

Death on the Mediterranean: One Teenage Migrant's Story

Secunder Kermani | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Secunder Kermani

I spent the last week on the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Sicily - both on the frontlines of migration to Europe from Libya. There I met migrants from countries as diverse as Syria, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Sudan. All risked their lives travelling across the Mediterranean.

Is the Risk to the Human Rights Act Over-Hyped?

Sonya Sceats | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sonya Sceats

The Conservatives have so far refrained from fully 'weaponizing' the Human Rights Act in the election and the prospect of repeal in the next Parliament is scant. But it is still vital to speak out about the role of the Act in protecting vulnerable people including torture survivors seeking sanctuary in this country.

UN Human Rights Boss Blasts Katie Hopkins For Likening Migrants To 'Cockroaches'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has added his voice to the building wave of disgust aimed at Katie Hopkins. Jordanian Zeid Ra'ad Al Huss...

Miliband Called Out For 'Outrageous And Disgraceful' Migrant Deaths Speech

PA | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK

David Cameron "bears some responsibility" for the stream of refugees fleeing to Europe from Libya, Ed Miliband insisted as he dismissed Tory claims th...

Has Katie Hopkins Finally Been Silenced?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK

Following a week-long backlash of furious vitriol, Katie Hopkins appears - perhaps for the time first time ever - to be lost for words. The profes...

It's Time for the UK to Stand Up for Migrants

Natalie Bennett | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

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.

Russell Brand Has A Surprising Reaction To Katie Hopkins' Migrant Boat Column

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

Russell Brand says we must "be really loving" towards Katie Hopkins, despite also claiming that her controversial column on 400 migrants who drowned i...

Katie Hopkins Just Raised More Than £13,000 For Those 'Cockroach Migrants'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Russell Brand Has A Surprising Reaction To Katie Hopkins' Migrant Boat Column It's Official: 200,000 People Want The Sun To Sack Katie Hopk...