UK Migration

Sending Refugees Back To A Conflict Zone Should Not Be Up For Sale

Jonathan Whittall | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Whittall

Sending people back to a conflict zone should not be up for sale. 2015 recorded the highest number of Afghans fleeing their country since the US-led military intervention of 2001. This latest deal threatens to push back thousands of men, women and children into harm's way, forcibly returning them en masse to a country still in the grip of conflict.

Dear The Daily Mail: Here In Devon, We Welcome Refugees

Ewan Somerville | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

I sincerely hope that the refugees that have arrived here in North Devon are unaware of the words that are being written in some quarters in the British press. What is certain is that we could not have done more to welcome these children, and I feel proud to have played my part by speaking out, ensuring their new lives here in the UK are the best they can possibly be.

Brits Caught Smuggling 13 Men And A Child Across The Channel Jailed

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK

Two Brits who attempted to smuggle 13 Albanian men and a child across the Channel in a small motor boat have been jailed. Boat owner Jonathan Bridgema...

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Edward Taylor | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Edward Taylor

Photo - Ferry Schippers / MSF Frank is on deck, watching the sea. Tall and broad, he cuts a striking figure onboard the search and rescue vessel MV A...

James O'Brien Asks Listeners To Spot Difference Between Mein Kampf And Amber Rudd's Speech

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

James O’Brien raised a troubling question when he compared a speech by home secretary Amber Rudd on foreign workers to the words of notorious dictat...

The Awkward Fact Rudd Forgot In Sofa Firm Attack On Foreign Workers

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

The boss believed to have been used by Amber Rudd to attack companies for recruiting too many foreign workers has revealed 75% of his workforce is Bri...

Jeremy Corbyn Is Wise To Avoid Immigration Targets If The Tories’ Track Record Is Any Guide

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has refused to “fan the flames of fear” over immigration, saying he won’t make any promise on cutting the number of EU migrants al...

Brexit Britain: A Foreign Student's Blues

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

All things considered, I am no longer sure I want to stay. The only consideration keeping me here is last year's £18,000 university fee - it would really be a waste not to graduate. I can only hope that as Britons are confronted by a longer non-EU queue at Charles de-Gaulle's airport and the need to apply for a visa for a weekend break in Stockholm, these attitudes will change.

The World Must Create Safe Passage for Children and Refugees in Every Conflict

PJ Cole | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
PJ Cole

Children and women suffer the most in any conflict and arguably their needs are deemed secondary to the pressing matters facing the international comm...

May Admits Tory Migration Target Delay

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May has appeared to ditch a Tory manifesto pledge to cut net migration to below 100,000 a year by 2020. At the end of her first Prime Minister...

Seven Signs Which Indicate That It's Time to Emigrate

Anna Roth | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Do you have this feeling that you are no longer motivated to participate in activities in your surrounding? Maybe your business also does not proceed. This could be because you're not at your right living place.

Now Can We Have a Sane Debate on Immigration?

Liam Byrne | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Politics
Liam Byrne

I never understood why David Cameron promised to cut net migration to tens of thousands. It was never deliverable - and his failure helped spark the fall in trust, that provoked many to vote to leave. So if there is one thing we can salvage from this sorry story, let's try to make it sanity in the immigration debate. It is surely time to end, the way this touchstone issue poisons our national politics.

The Non-EU Migration Problem That Can't Be Fixed by Brexit - But Which Could Have Been Solved Years Ago

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

The real immigration problem is not migration from the EU but from outside the EU, over which the UK has had complete control all along, but which has soared out of control nevertheless. How did this come about? And how can the problem be solved?

Evan Davis Seriously Struggles To Hide Frustration With Brexit Backtracker

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

BBC Newsnight presenter Evan Davis has accused a leading Tory Brexit campaigner of peddling an immigration policy “completely at odds with what the ...

'Fed Up' Man Takes Out Simple Newspaper Ad To Tackle 'Rubbish' Migration Debate

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

If you're one of those fed up with the EU referendum then don't worry - you're not alone. One frustrated voter has grown so tired of the debate, part...

The Daily Mail Admits Yesterday's Front Page Was Untrue

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK

The Daily Mail has admitted that its front page headline on Thursday was untrue. The paper had run a story on a group of migrants who police discover...

Jon Snow Tells School Children The Most Terrifying Moment Of His Career

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK

Jon Snow has described thinking he was "going to die" on a refugee boat, while being interviewed by primary school children in a studio made of cardbo...

Public Need Answers on Migration From Both EU Remain and Leave Camps

Phoebe Griffith | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Politics
Phoebe Griffith

With net EU migration accounting for more than half of the net long-term migration figure at 184,000 and short-term EU migration running at sustained high levels, there's no doubt that free movement within the EU is driving a large part of recent migration to the UK. This poses big challenges for both Remain and Leave.

EU Immigration to the UK: A Silent Invasion?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

Foreigners for sure bring change. But things, and people, need to be on the move for history to happen. As in many other cases, going into retreat is not an option and won't benefit anybody in the long-run...

The EU Referendum Debate Is Dominated by the Right-Wing Agenda on Immigration and Feeds Into Far Right Politics

Hsiao-Hung Pai | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Politics
Hsiao-Hung Pai

The growing violence of far right groups is no accident. With their ideas endorsed by mainstream political discourse, neo-fascists know that their actions wouldn't be condemned by society - and they're not. The racism and prejudice that we have witnessed in the current debate will make things a lot worse for communities - and threaten our safety and well-being.

Man's Moving Facebook Post Perfectly Sums Up Why Immigration Should Be Celebrated

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK

Australia is considered particularly tough on immigration and has faced a barrage of criticism in the past for its treatment of refugees. But one man ...

Things Being a Double Expat Taught Me

Carolina Are | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Tuesday marked the end of what I like to call my "pity month": a month spent in Olbia, my home town, my no man's land as I waited to move from one life to the next. I'm a 23-year-old Italian who chose to study and work in London. Now, nearly five years later, I have just touched down in Sydney to start again. I have officially become a double expat.

Corbyn: Stop Blaming EU 'Foreigners'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected claims that “too many” migrants have come to the UK as he urged Britons to vote to stay in the European Union. In his m...

A Wave Of Un-migration

Nick Abbot | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

There is an interminable wait until the nation gets to choose whether they like the lies that the "Better off Out" or "Stronger In" sides are using to...

The Implementation of the EU-Turkey Deal Must Dispel Human Rights Concerns

Nils Muižnieks | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Nils Muižnieks

Now that the EU-Turkey deal has been reached, the utmost care should be given to its implementation in order to dispel a number of serious concerns that the deal elicits from a human rights perspective.