UK Migration

The Day a Picture Woke Us From Our Compassionate Sleep

Professor Paul Gilbert OBE | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK
Professor Paul Gilbert OBE

The crisis of suffering of immigrants is not a one-off tragedy, but part of the brutality of modern life. But if we are to learn something exceptional from it, let it be that while compassion may be costly and requiring of courage, commitment and sacrifice, it is absolutely fundamental to improving the plight of humanity.

Every Picture Tells a Story - That's Why Migration Is One of the Most Difficult to Tell

Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK
Louise Ridley

Pictures of people we label 'migrants' are, of course, just pictures of people. Many of them have difficult lives that are not only made up of snapshots of fear and uncertainty, but all those moments in between.

Here's A Dose Of Perspective On The Media Coverage Of Eurostar 'Ordeal'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Social media users are bemoaning media coverage of today's Eurostar delays, comparing the "ordeal" suffered by holiday-makers travelling between Brita...

Five Reasons Migrants Are Desperate To Leave Hungary

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Hungary has grabbed the headlines in recent days, for scenes almost unprecedented in the migrant crisis that is gripping Europe. Police closed the...

Eurostar Chaos Amid Reports Of Migrants On Top Of Trains

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK

Eurostar and train services in Hungary are facing fresh chaos after having been hit by the growing migrant crisis gripping Europe. Swathes of touri...

5 Charts About Migration That You Shouldn't Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

The rising number of migrants who die on their journeys across the Mediterranean is laid bare in five charts, which reveal that deaths in the region m...

A European Leader Just Compared Refugees To A Tsunami

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

The Czech President has been criticised for comparing desperate refugees to 'a tsunami that will kill him', as pressure mounts on EU leaders to tackle...

Blaming Students and Businesses Is Not the Answer

Seamus Nevin | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
Seamus Nevin

The immigration minister's criticisms make zero economic sense. Education, particularly higher education, is one of this country's great success stories. Every year thousands of students come here to learn and along the way they become lifelong friends of Britain. Nonsensically, the government now seem intent on making this whole process harder.

An Immigrant Story

Ben Kasstan | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Kasstan

From the safety of suburban England, one can easily make a choice to avoid imagining what an immigrant story really is. Instead, the 'I' word becomes one that is feared, the 'I' word steals jobs and welfare benefits that are destined for British citizens, and the 'I' word can categorically never be one of 'us'.

Borderless Britain

Steven Woolfe | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

Today's ONS immigration figures stating net migration into the UK of 330,000 is astounding. This is the combined populations of York and Oxford. Add the estimated 1million illegal and undocumented migrants and, what is now clear, is that we have Borderless Britain. 

Dominoes Around Europe: A New Kind of Immigration Crisis

Keith Vaz | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

Give Europol and Frontex the power to take this action, and our response can for the first time be pre-emptive, and not reactive. That is the challenge we now give to the EU. If we fail to learn from the summer of chaos then we will wander into a truly disastrous winter, as we find Fortress Europe crumbling around us.

This Map Proves Migrants Aren't ‘Heading Straight For The UK'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

We often hear the argument that migrants and refugees fleeing North African nations are ‘heading straight to the UK’. On social media, this is ...

We'll Adopt British Values If You Tell Us What They Are

John Fletcher | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK
John Fletcher

In case you happened to miss it, there is something of a migrant crisis going on at the moment and, as is often the case, it hasn't exactly brought out the best in both Politicians and the chattering classes.

Aubrey Allegretti

Forget 'Swarms' And 'Marauders': This Is Why People Are Coming To Europe | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

They have been branded "marauders" and a "swarm" by the British government, but the migrants currently landing on European shores are fleeing nations ...

This Is Probably The Most Controversial Thing Songs Of Praise Has Ever Done

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

The BBC's decision to film a special edition of 'Songs Of Praise' from Calais' biggest migrant camp has inflamed opinions, with critics branding the m...

UK Must Tell Migrants It's 'No Eldorado,' Says French Ambassador

The Huffington Post UK | Alex Longman | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Politics

The French Ambassador to the UK has warned migrants must be convinced that Britain is no "Eldorado". The comments echo those made last week by home...

'Instagram Migrant' Is In Fact A Beach Handball Player From Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK

A man who appeared to be a migrant who Instagrammed his 'illegal' journey from North Africa to Spain has been revealed to be a beach handball player w...

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.

Is It Time for Some Facts About Those Migrants?

Robin Lustig | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Perhaps you'll think I'm naïve, but I still believe that when you have a debate, it's a good idea to have some facts readily to hand. So here are some facts that you might find useful next time you're thinking about that "swarm" (David Cameron's word, not mine) of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from north Africa. Why not keep them handy (the facts, not the migrants) on your smartphone, or print them out and shove them in a pocket.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Understand The Current Migrant Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Attempts by migrants to reach Britain have reached an all time high as hundreds of people rushed the Channel Tunnel for a third night in chaotic scene...

Louise Ridley

14 Reasons Migrants Are Risking Their Lives To Reach Britain From Calais | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

Attempts by migrants desperate to reach Britain through the French port of Calais have reached a new peak, as hundreds of people rushed the Channel Tu...

Horrendous Reaction To Tragic Death Of Channel Tunnel Migrant Will Make You Despair

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK

The death of a migrant desperately trying to reach Britain on a freight train in the Channel Tunnel left many horrified yesterday - but the tragedy of...

Migration in the UK and EU: Facts and Figures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

David Cameron will join the leaders of other EU countries on Thursday and Friday for a special summit to discuss the EU's migration policy, following a dramatic increase in the number of irregular migrants trying to enter the EU this year. In recent months there have also been more cases of migrants drowning while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Migration - Choosing Freedom Over Xenophobia

Desmond Tutu | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Desmond Tutu

Xenophobia is a prison - a Robben Island of mind and matter - that can never lead to peace or happiness. Of mind, because society is a reflection of the images we create of each other, and it is these perceived images that fight and hate.

NHS Staffing Issues Are Part of a Wider Global Crisis

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

In the UK, NHS staffing is at the top of the news agenda with the reliance on agency staff as a result of NHS shortages making the headlines. Health worker shortages are not just an issue for the UK however. Globally we are short of 7.2million. This is more than just a shortage - this is a crisis.