UK Migration

Were European Migration Figures 'Underestimated'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A "substantial" number of eastern European migrants arriving in Britain in the last decade were not counted, statisticians have admitted. Net migra...

Cable Failed To Make Theresa May 'See Sense Over Migration'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has "let down" universities by failing to stop home secretary Theresa May's net migration cap, which has caused "immense damage' to the ec...

Romanian And Bulgarian Crime In Britain 'Falling Not Rising'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Despite doomsday predictions of a crime wave following the arrival of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants in January 2014, the number of arrests has bar...

LIVESTREAM: The Immigration Generation Gap

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

From 6.30pm watch 'The Immigration Generation Gap' debate, live here on The Huffington Post UK Young people have the most positive views on immigra...

'Arbitrary' Migration Cap Could Damage Economy, MP Warns Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron and home secretary Theresa May are in danger of "damaging our economy as we begin to recover" by setting an "arbitrary" cap on net migra...

Strict Visa System 'Putting Entrepreneurs Off Coming To UK'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's 'complex and strict' immigration system is putting entrepreneurs off coming to set up their business, a major new report has warned. The ...

No, Immigrants DON'T Cost UK Taxpayers More Than £22m A Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

Immigrants have cost UK taxpayers more than £22 million a day for 17 years, a report by an anti-immigration lobby group has claimed, a figure strenuo...

WATCH: Angry Question Time Audience Member Storms Out In Immigration Row

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics

BBC Question Time became so explosive when an audience member clashed with a panellist over immigration this week that he ended up getting his coat an...

Business Scorns Tory Immigration Minister's 'Pathetic' Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tory immigration minister James Brokenshire has been savaged by business groups for his "feeble and pathetic" speech as he accused immigration of bene...

Cameron Told To Stop Hiding Positive Immigration Report

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is under pressure to stop hiding an official report which would undermine government rhetoric about immigrants pushing British workers o...

Migrant Entrepreneurs In UK Are 'Hyper-Productive'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Migrant entrepreneurs' "breathtaking" contribution to the UK economy has been revealed by new research, which found that they are twice as entrepreneu...

Which Top Tory Thinks Party Should 'Ditch Immigration Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron must ditch the pledge to bring net migration down to tens of thousands and instead focus efforts on curbing the number of low-skilled wo...

Major Rise In Net Migration To UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

There was a net flow of 212,000 long-term migrants to the UK in the year ending September 2013, an increase from 154,000 in the previous year, the Off...

Do Migrants See The UK As 'Closed For Business'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

Growing concerns that migrants see the UK as "closed for business" could be confirmed by official migration figures set to the be released on Monday. ...

Visa Scheme Could Lead To 'eBay-Style' Bids For Residence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A new scheme to sell visas to the highest bidder would create an "eBay" culture for British residence, immigration experts have warned. Investor vi...

Ned Simons

Cameron Hopes To Head Off Tory Rebellion On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will attempt to avoid an embarrassing double Conservative rebellion over Europe today, when his flagship Immigration Bill returns to the...

Asa Bennett

Here's Why These Two Are WRONG To Say Migrants Take British Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Did soaring immigration under the last Labour government cost British workers their jobs? That was the message from Iain Duncan Smith and Theresa ...

'You Need To Be Able To Speak To Your Neighbour'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Conservative minister Eric Pickles has once again insisted that immigrants must be encouraged to learn English -- or face the consequences. Immigra...

Cameron Will Be Forced To Break Pledge On Net Migration, Says Cable

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to cut net migration to the "tens of thousands" by the next election is almost certain to be broken, Business Secretary Vince C...

The Crowded Ironies of Climate Change

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Clawing our wealth to ourselves will not stop migration, nor will it mitigate the effects of climate change. The deification of money is leading many developed countries into a sterile siege mentality from which there is no long term good to be gained. The final irony is that the policies of the present government will make all that it seeks to prevent, much, much worse.

Migration: Is It Time for Europe to Change Tack?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Just a few days ago 29million Romanians and Bulgarians gained the right to settle in any part of the European Union, including Britain and Ireland. Although there are fears many will make their way here, the impact is unlikely to be as significant as in 2004 when the UK opened its borders to people from eight new member states including Poland and Hungary...

Migrants Will Make Life Harder For British Workers, Says Miliband

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said an influx of low-skilled migrant workers will make life harder for Britons facing a cost of living squeeze as he pledged action t...

Ned Simons

Romanian Ambassador Attacks 'Alarmist' Immigration Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Romanian ambassador to the UK has attacked the "alarmist" British media for predicting his fellow citizens would flood across the border on Januar...

Ned Simons

Syrian Refugees Make Romanian And Bulgarian Immigration 'A Sideshow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

The furore over immigration from Romania and Bulgaria is a "sideshow" compared to the wider issue of European Union migration, the chairman of the Com...

'There Isn't Going To Be An Invasion'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Politics

Romania has dismissed UK "invasion" fears, after a top Tory warned of rising costs for council taxpayers as a result of incoming Romanian and Bulgaria...