UK Migration

Public Need Answers on Migration From Both EU Remain and Leave Camps

Phoebe Griffith | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Politics
Phoebe Griffith

With net EU migration accounting for more than half of the net long-term migration figure at 184,000 and short-term EU migration running at sustained high levels, there's no doubt that free movement within the EU is driving a large part of recent migration to the UK. This poses big challenges for both Remain and Leave.

EU Immigration to the UK: A Silent Invasion?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

Foreigners for sure bring change. But things, and people, need to be on the move for history to happen. As in many other cases, going into retreat is not an option and won't benefit anybody in the long-run...

The EU Referendum Debate Is Dominated by the Right-Wing Agenda on Immigration and Feeds Into Far Right Politics

Hsiao-Hung Pai | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Politics
Hsiao-Hung Pai

The growing violence of far right groups is no accident. With their ideas endorsed by mainstream political discourse, neo-fascists know that their actions wouldn't be condemned by society - and they're not. The racism and prejudice that we have witnessed in the current debate will make things a lot worse for communities - and threaten our safety and well-being.

Man's Moving Facebook Post Perfectly Sums Up Why Immigration Should Be Celebrated

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK

Australia is considered particularly tough on immigration and has faced a barrage of criticism in the past for its treatment of refugees. But one man ...

Things Being a Double Expat Taught Me

Carolina Are | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Tuesday marked the end of what I like to call my "pity month": a month spent in Olbia, my home town, my no man's land as I waited to move from one life to the next. I'm a 23-year-old Italian who chose to study and work in London. Now, nearly five years later, I have just touched down in Sydney to start again. I have officially become a double expat.

Corbyn: Stop Blaming EU 'Foreigners'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected claims that “too many” migrants have come to the UK as he urged Britons to vote to stay in the European Union. In his m...

A Wave Of Un-migration

Nick Abbot | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

There is an interminable wait until the nation gets to choose whether they like the lies that the "Better off Out" or "Stronger In" sides are using to...

The Implementation of the EU-Turkey Deal Must Dispel Human Rights Concerns

Nils Muižnieks | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Nils Muižnieks

Now that the EU-Turkey deal has been reached, the utmost care should be given to its implementation in order to dispel a number of serious concerns that the deal elicits from a human rights perspective.

8 Ridiculous Crimes This Tory MP Wants Foreigners Deported For

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.03.2016 | UK

Tory MP Philip Davies has backed a law that would see foreign offenders deported for first time offences. His colleague who supported the move, Philip...

Hellish Scenes Overnight As Calais Jungle Burns

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

Dramatic photos have shown the “Jungle” refugee camp at Calais ablaze after protests turned nasty overnight. Tensions were high in the French site...

No Prime Minister - The UK Is More Secure Outside of the European Union

Diane James MEP | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

I invite the British public to take time to weigh up the issues, after which time I am confident that they will agree with me that the best choice for the safety of them and their families is to vote to leave the failing European Union project.

Perhaps Malthus Was Right After All

Simon Ross | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Simon Ross

Stabilizing our population is not risky, expensive or complicated. We can address an ageing society by improving productivity and ensuring all of our people are capable of doing our jobs and enabled to do so.

Daily Express Lampooned Over 'Voodoo Poll' That Even Ukip Couldn't Endorse

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

The Daily Express has been criticised by pollsters for publishing the results of an "exclusive" online vote from its own website on Friday's front pag...

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

Tories Reveal 'Astonishing' Reason For Keeping Immigration Stats Secret

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

Ministers are refusing to publish official migration figures, because their release would be "unhelpful" to David Cameron's EU renegotiation process. ...

African Businesses Will Be Shut Out by Increased Schengen Border Restrictions

Memuna Forna | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Memuna Forna

Schengen in on life support and West African manufacturers should pay close attention. They are already convinced they won't be able to compete with the cheaper, better quality imports, which will be the inevitable result of a forthcoming EU/Africa free trade agreement. For most, exporting to Europe is a distant dream anyway. Increased border restrictions will make it even more unlikely.

A Second Inconvenient Truth

Will Bordell | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK
Will Bordell

Governments cannot pretend that they never knew this was coming, or that it wasn't worth doing anything about. Now, we have an opportunity; soon, we will have a burden. The difference between those two terms--politically, economically and morally--is worth a great deal.

The Sun Forced To Apologise For Lies In 'Six Days Of Terror' Piece

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK

The Sun newspaper has been criticised for publishing "made up" information as part of a story that claimed one of its reporters had travelled from Tur...

The US and EU Need to Step Up Their Effort of Resettling Refugees

Meron Semedar | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Meron Semedar

People will continue to migrate for many years, and it is very important for world leaders to review the old tradition of prevention and protection which was set under the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that were built after World War II. Since then our world had changed a lot, but the approaches have remained the same in the interest of national security. If we do not set out to help refugees and migrants, we have sold our humanity and that is a very worrying phenomenon.

The Syrian Crisis in Figures: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, EU Funding

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Syrian conflict could be the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, leaving millions homeless and hundreds of thousands desperately seeki...

Experts Are Ripping David Cameron's Latest Migrant Benefit Statistics To Shreds

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

David Cameron has been accused of making "curious adjustments" to figures he is citing today while calling for a curb on migrant benefits as part of B...

A Day in the Life of a Child Refugee - What Happened When We Gave a Camera to an Eight-Year-Old Eritrean Boy

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

I met Nahom a few weeks ago and took an instant liking to his feisty little personality. No wonder he's had to learn to be a little tough, he has experienced things no adult should have to go through...

Britain Needs Smarter, Not Harsher, Immigration Policies

Dr Julia Halej | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julia Halej

High net migration is a reality and - whether we like it or not - this trend will continue in the coming decades. If national and local government accept and prepare for this fact - rather than live in a state of denial - there is much they can do to address local imbalances, pre-empt and alleviate pressures on services, and help ease public concerns.

Nobody in? Nobody out!

Joshua Virasami | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

Photo: Chris Bethell | @CBethell_photo "This is what a border feels like!" was the chant echoing through the halls of the London Eurostar at Kings Cr...

Syrian Parents Torn Between Tough Decisions for the Future of Their Young Ones

Razan Rashidi | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Razan Rashidi

Many parents in Syria worry about sending their children to school because of the dangers on the road to or at school itself. In 2014 alone, at least 60 schools were attacked, sometimes deliberately. In total, 5,000 schools cannot be used for this year. This is because they have been destroyed, damaged, converted to shelter the displaced families or used by the warring parties.