UK Migrants

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 29.04.2015 | 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 29.04.2015 | 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 21.04.2015 | 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...

It's Official: 200,000 People Want The Sun To Sack Katie Hopkins

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

A petition calling for The Sun columnist Katie Hopkins to be sacked has reached the milestone of 200,000 signatures. The Change.org petition refer...

Press Watchdog Had Never Received This Many Complaints... Until THAT Katie Hopkins Column

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

UPDATE: It's Official: 200,000 People Want The Sun To Sack Katie Hopkins The press watchdog has received an unprecedented number of complaints over...

More Than 165,000 People Want Katie Hopkins Sacked From The Sun For THAT Column

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...

Even 700 Drowned Migrants Isn't Enough To Stop Katie Hopkins Ranting

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Chris York | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK

Katie Hopkins has defended her hugely controversial article in which she described migrants as cockroaches even as news emerged that 700 people may ha...

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 05.05.2015 | 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 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.

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...

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.