Migrants

New EU Rules to Protect Posted Workers and Prevent Abuse

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 17.03.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 19.02.2014 | 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...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: I'm Not With Nick

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 19 January 2013... 1) I'M NOT WITH NICK The Lord Rennard affair has put massive pressure on ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The War On Migrants, Part 665

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 12 January 2013... 1) THE WAR ON MIGRANTS, PART 665 For Tory politicians, from George Osborn...

Politicians Still Behind the Curve on Immigration Debate

Penny Young | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Penny Young

The media just loves the immigration debate, and Nick Robinson's programme (The Truth about immigration) is proving the perfect hook. The programme includes our most recent British Social Attitudes, finding that over 3 in 4 of us (77%) want to see a reduction in immigration.

Bulgaria Dismisses 'Mass Hysteria' Surrounding Immigration Debate

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Bulgaria's former foreign affairs minister has criticised the "mass hysteria" surrounding the immigration debate driven by the "far-right". Nikolay...

Merry Christmas from Home Office - Leave Now or Risk Arrest

Harley Miller | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Harley Miller

Merry Christmas, everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful time over the festive season and managed to be around people you love and care about. I was lucky enough to be able to spend another Christmas here with my friends and the people I consider family...

Jessica Elgot

Would Brits Get A Better Deal On Benefits Moving Abroad?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

David Cameron has been warned Britain is at risk of being seen as a "nasty country" as he presses ahead with a clampdown on benefits for migrants. ...

Nick Clegg Warns Of 'Intimidating' Roma

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has said Roma migrants to Britain should stop "intimidating" behaviour that worries local people. Speaking on his weekly LBC Radio phone...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'We Messed Up'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 13 November 2013... 1) 'WE MESSED UP' The Daily Mail has gleefully splashed on comments made by Ja...

The Lampedusa Tragedy - Why Eritreans Risk Everything

Meron Semedar | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Meron Semedar

On 3 October 2013, a boat carrying an estimated 500 migrants, many of them Eritreans under the age of 40, capsized less than one kilometer from the island of Lampedusa, Italy. It is estimated that just 155 passengers survived. A week later in the early hours of October 11, another boat was capsized 60 kilometers off the same island killing another 30 people.

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...

'We Cannot Allow The Mediterranean To Become A Cemetery'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

For the second time in a week, dozens of migrants desperate to reach Italy have died after an overloaded smugglers' boat sank in the Canal of Sicily. ...

Dozens Drown After Migrant Boat Catches Fire Off Italian Coast

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

Dozens of migrants desperate to reach Italy have died after their boat sank near the island of Lampedusa, with rescuers warning that the current death...

There Are Too Many Immigrants, Says Vinnie Jones

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

Tough guy Vinnie Jones has attacked the number of immigrants in England - although he is himself a migrant living in the United States. Los Angeles...

The Silent Death of the British Remittance Industry

Hugo Winn | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugo Winn

In the next couple of weeks a prosperous British industry will be reduced to ashes. The industry in question is the remittance sector - a vast and growing area made up of hundreds of Money Service Businesses (MSBs) - local, generally small businesses which provide diaspora communities with a means to remit money back home.

UK Needs Seven Million More Migrants Over Next 50 Years To Keep Down Debt

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

Britain needs seven million migrants over the next 50 years to help keep down national debt levels, according to the official forecaster. The Offic...

Half The Population Living In High Areas Of Immigration

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK

Half the population of England and Wales live in areas of relatively high immigration, putting pressure on essential services and social cohesion, acc...

Foreigners More Likely To Be In Work Since Recession, Report Says

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK

A major new study has sparked a furious debate by saying migrants are more likely to be in work since the financial crisis than men born in the countr...

Theresa May Urge EU Action On 'Benefits Tourists'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics

Theresa May will demand tough new sanctions to thwart "benefits tourists" who travel across the European Union with no intention of working, it has be...

Immigrants 'Work Harder Than The British'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Politics

John Bercow has been accused of abandoning political neutrality after he suggested many Eastern European immigrants worked harder than British people....

UN Tells EU to Adopt a Human Rights-Based Approach to Migrants

Dr Rosa Freedman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Rosa Freedman

Francois Crepeau, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, last week presented his report on Europe to the UN Human Righ...