UK Migration

Labour Unapologetic Over Plan To Curb EU Migration

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour wants to attract migrants with the "right skills, not no skills" as the party pushes to curb the number of EU migrants coming to Britain withou...

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...

Why People Trafficking Must Not Be Allowed to Dictate Migration Policy

Steven Woolfe | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

Desperate men, women and children are the modern chattels of the modern multi billion-dollar slave trade in people trafficking. This business according to UN research is worth $15billion dollars a year and involves the control or forced labour of 20million persons.

'Desperate' Tilbury Docks Migrants Now Claiming Asylum, As Dead Man Named

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Migrants found banging and screaming inside a cargo container are now in the process of claiming asylum in Britain, as police named the men found dead...

Dave Caught Out Over 'Myth' That Foreign Workers Take Most UK Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been rebuked by the government's statistics watchdog for claiming that foreign workers take "most new jobs" in Britain. The Prime...

Romanian Immigration Is Up - But Ukip's Sums Were Off By A Pretty Long Way

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

The number of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants to the UK has increased by 13,000 since labour restrictions were lifted in January, but analysts say the...

John Major Praises 'Guts And Drive' Of Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

Sir John Major has praised the "very Conservative instinct" of immigrants come to Britain to "better themselves and their families". In an apparent...

Immigration Policy: Silver Bullets That Never Hit Their Target

Keith Vaz | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

The rise of Ukip, the vitriolic discussion over the relaxation of border controls relating to Romania and Bulgaria, the abolishment of the UKBA and now the problems at the Passport Office, show that immigration is, without doubt, an all-consuming issue for the public and one that is going to be at the front of voters' minds on and before 7 May 2015. However, the government, rather than shadow boxing with Ukip by continuing to make claims over a net migration figure they have no control over, should create a structure that ensures immigration is given its full attention. After all you can have as many silver bullet policies as you like, but without the gun to fire them you're never going to hit the target.

The Benefits of Attracting High-Skilled Migrants

Dr Anna Rosso | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Anna Rosso

Cultural differences do play a role in shaping migration, yet it is of lower importance for those migrants at top of the educational attainments. Migration policies should therefore strongly consider selection on migrant skills as a top priority, but above all easing the avenues through which talents are allowed in the country.

Cameron's Migration Cap Would Leave You Poorer And Taxes Higher

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to reduce net migration down to the "tens of thousands" every year would, if successful, leave Britons poorer and forced to pay...

Is Economic Migration Still Sustainable?

John Mills | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
John Mills

Migration has always been part of the human experience. As the world's population has grown, so too has the number of people migrating. But have we reached the point where the developed world is no longer seeing a benefit from the economic migration of people from the developing world?

A Postcard From Pastavy

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

What is it about railway stations that conjures up ghosts of the past? I'm standing on the platform in Pastavy (or Postavy), deep in the Belarussian countryside, almost exactly 100 years since my friend Stu Seidel's grandfather, Julius Seidel, stood on this same platform (or one very like it) and boarded a train to start a new life in the New World.

Asa Bennett

'It's Important We Don't Stigmatise Individual Nationalities'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's new migration spokesperson Steven Woolfe has promised to forge the "most ethical immigration policy" of all the parties in the run up to the ge...

'This Should Cause Real Soul-Searching'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

The coalition's immigration crackdown has put skilled workers off coming to Britain while failing to control migration, a major new report has indicat...

Jessica Elgot

These Two Migrants Found The Worst Way Possible To Try To Cross The Channel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

This is the dramatic moment two daring migrants were rescued from a gimcrack dinghy, having made the perilous journey across the Channel. The rubbe...

21 Pictures That Show The Scale Of Europe's Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

It is one of the most perilous journeys on Earth, risking drowning, starvation, rape and exploitation. Yet 60,000 make the journey from sub-Saharan Af...

Migration Figures Could Be Wrong By 50,000 - It's Time to Reintroduce Exit Checks

Adam Afriyie | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

Time and time again, the public has stressed to the political establishment that immigration is an issue that must be taken seriously. We can only claim to take it seriously when we collect proper migration data in earnest. People on all sides of the debate can agree that Britain and its people deserve better migration data.

Ukip MEP 'Treated Migrant Workers Better Than Brits'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip MEP Nathan Gill, who admitted employing "dozens" of migrants, risks further political embarrassment after one of his ex-exployees accused him of ...

London Will Fall Like Sparta Without Immigration, Says Boris

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

London will fall like the Greek city of Sparta if it turns away immigrants like the ancient militaristic regime which "kicked people out", Boris Johns...

Ukip MEP Admits Employing 'Dozens' Of Filipinos And East Europeans

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip faced further embarrassment today over revelations that one of its new elected MEPs employed "dozens" of Eastern Europeans, despite the party veh...

Jessica Elgot

Virgin Accused Of Hypocrisy Over Deportation Of Mum Whose Daughters Face FGM

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Richard Branson and Virgin Airlines have been accused of hypocrisy after refusing to block the extradition of an asylum seeker and her two children, w...

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

This Is The Moment More Than 1,000 Migrants Stormed A Razor-Wire Wall

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK

It could be a scene from an action movie, but this is the moment hundreds of Sub-Saharan refugees stormed Spain's North African exclave of Melilla. ...

UK: Divisive Narratives Around Migration Can Fuel Tensions in Communities

Barry Navarro | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

According a YouGov poll published for the first time since the start of the financial crisis, the economy no longer tops the list of issues the British public is most concerned about: immigration is now on a par with the economy, with 52% or respondents saying it's the main issue facing the UK today.

Migrants 'Buying Language Test Passes For £500'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK

The Home Office has launched an investigation into claims that migrants who speak no English are able to buy documents showing that they have passed a...