UK Migration

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' | 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 | 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 18.06.2014 | 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 | 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...

Jessica Elgot

The EU Country Offering The Most Jobs To Romanian Migrants Might Surprise You | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

British employers fuelled the rise in Romanian workers in Britain throughout 2013 by advertising tens of thousands of jobs to eastern European candida...

There Are Actually FEWER Romanians Working In Britain Since January

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

A predicted flood of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants coming to Britain after border controls were lifted in January has failed to materialise - with a...

Ukip Paid Latvians, Not Brits, To Give Out Leaflets 'As They're Cheapest'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has defended their decision to employ Eastern Europeans to distribute election leaflets, despite the party regularly warning that EU migrants thr...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Gives Jobs To Latvians, Not Brits, To Distribute Their Leaflets | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip has been accused of hypocrisy and double standards for paying Eastern Europeans to distribute their election leaflets, despite the party's leafle...

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 ...