UK Migration

Ukip's Latest MP Mark Reckless Has Already Been Left 'Sore' By Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip's latest MP Mark Reckless has suggested he wasn't overly happy about his party's policy on migrants admitting it was "changed" after a furious ro...

Charlotte Meredith

Ukip Think The Tories Are Behaving Like The BNP, And The BNP Agree

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

The British National Party has said that the Conservative's immigration policy is "identical" to their own after Ukip and the Tories were both accused...

Ukip's Mark Reckless Isn't Against Turfing Migrants Out Of The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

He's previously said Britain's immigration laws are "so harsh" that they are "almost inhumane" for some people, but now Mark Reckless has sparked a fu...

‘We'll Send 25,000 Students To India'

The Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government wants to send 25,000 students to India for work placements by 2020 - as part of a new initiative in partnership with the British Counci...

Asa Bennett

Ukip's Reckless Tears Into 'Inhumane' Migration Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's immigration laws are "so harsh" that they are "almost inhumane" for some people, Mark Reckless has warned, The Ukip parliamentary candida...

Five Questions for Anyone Who Says 'It's Not Racist to Talk About Immigration'

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

To pretend racism doesn't play a role in generating hostility towards, and anxiety over, immigration is naive, if not disingenuous. Those who piously claim that opposition to immigration in the UK isn't driven by prejudice, bigotry and hysteria, but rather by "legitimate concerns" over rising migrant numbers and a growing pressure on public services, should try answering the following five questions.

All I Want For Christmas Is My Husband

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Valdemar Alsop

For Brent and Sarah, the £18,600 threshold condemns their Christmas time to one carried out across the Atlantic. Instead of sharing a kiss, they will share a call. Instead of waking together, they will wake alone. It is a Christmas tale no one should ever endure. I hope that by Christmas 2015, common sense and not discrimination will prevail.

Immigrant Data Bound To Give Ukip A Headache

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Immigrants from Eastern Europe contributed £5 billion to the UK economy over an 11-year period, according to new research data. The research showe...

Asa Bennett

Farage Warns Britain Is Now Europe's 'Cheap Labour Economy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics

Britain has become "the cheap labour economy of the European Union" due to the "uncontrolled" influx of migrants, Nigel Farage has warned. Speaking...

Fallon Admits Saying Towns 'Swamped' With Immigrants Was 'Careless'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics

Michael Fallon has admitted he was "a bit careless" to say that some towns risk being "swamped" by migrant workers from Europe. But the Defence Sec...

Asa Bennett

Ed Reveals 'Immigration Crackdown', After Promising That 7 Times Before

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has pledged to introduce a five-point immigration bill in the first year of a Labour government in a bid to head off the threat of Ukip. ...

Cameron 'Pandering To Ukip' With Controversial New Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of "yet again running scared of Ukip" by appointing the head of a controversial anti-migration pressure group to the Ho...

'Our Era's Biggest Humanitarian Emergency' - The Plight of Three Million Syrian Refugees

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK
European Parliament Web Team

The continuing conflict has led to an unprecedented number of people fleeing their homes in Syria and Iraq. While Europe has taken in thousands of refugees, hundreds of thousands have found temporary shelter in neighbouring countries that struggle to deal with the influx...

Nobel Prize Winner Is Very Unimpressed With UK Immigration Policy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's strict migration rules are a "very, very large obstacle" for those wanting to hire top talent, Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist John O'Kee...

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 19.10.2014 | 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 07.10.2014 | 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 04.10.2014 | 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 28.09.2014 | 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?