UK Migration

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 see...

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 C...

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.

6 Things You Need To Know About This Week's Immigration Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Politics

The Government's controversial Immigration Bill is this week ruffling feathers - as MPs trade blows in Parliament and debate the proposals pros and co...

Where Asylum Seekers In The UK Are Coming From And Why

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

Much has been made in the press about the real reasons thousands of refugees are fleeing their home countries and seeking asylum in the UK. Last mo...

Theresa May Far More Dangerous Than Migrants

Benali Hamdache | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Benali Hamdache

Theresa May's speech yesterday at Conservative Party Conference should be seen as a chilling warning to those who hoped for a humane response to Europe's refugee crisis. Boldly declaring that high migration was a challenge to "societal cohesion" Theresa seems ever more willing to adopt both the rhetoric and policy of Farage and his purple agitators.

Theresa May's Hierarchy of Asylum Is Divisive, Inhumane and Ill-informed

Judith Vonberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Judith Vonberg

May argues that these people should not be 'rewarded' with safety. But why should they be punished with deportation for having the courage, perseverance and resources to make the journey to Europe?

Charity Begins at Home, But Where's Home?

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

When did migration stop being a word for the seasonal movement of animals and birds and become the catch-all for a permanent change of life - whatever your past, whatever your circumstances?

Divided Europe Faces Migration Crisis

Keith Vaz | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

A great deal has been said about stemming the flow of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent, and about the numbers of people who will settle here, but integration of the arrivals is a fundamental issue which has not received the attention it requires. 

Global Goals; Achievable for All?

Helen Morton | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
Helen Morton

17 years. The average time that a refugee is displaced from their home. Following that logic, the babies of Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, won't return to their home country, Syria, until they are adults.

Migration and the EU: An Institution Crumbling?

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

The European Union is built on a labyrinthine system of rules and regulations designed to ensure that all members have equal rights and responsibilities. Once member states start tearing up the rule book with impunity, the structure soon starts to crumble.

Bringing the Issue of Mass Migration Caused by Climate Change to the Stage With Transport Theatre's 'The Edge'

Douglas Rintoul | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Douglas Rintoul

With British Council funding we were lucky to spend a month in Bengal collaborating with Kolkata based theatre company, Ranan. We worked together in a studio and more significantly visited the Sundarbans - the largest single tract of mangrove forest in the world, three hours south of Kolkata. The Sundarbans is on the frontline of sea level rise.

Tackling the Migration Crisis

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

In February last year I wrote an article titled "Is Immigration The EU's Death Knell?" Writing it then, I thought that the looming migrant crisis woul...

Let's Stop Saying We Are Full and Deal With the Refugee Crisis

Edward Adoo | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Edward Adoo

We have to remember those refugees are human beings like us, not cattle. They need our help, they have no homes, food, shelter. Regardless of religious or atheist beliefs - we have to help them it's a mandatory cause that should not even be questioned. Let's do the right thing.

It Is Our Problem

Ella Marshall | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Marshall

"Most of them are economic migrants." "We already spend billions of pounds on foreign aid." "The UK is full!!!! We can't have anymore people here." ...