UK Migration

Calais' Summer Crisis Reaches the Garden of England

Keith Vaz | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

Time and again, we have said that once these migrants and refugees reach Calais, it is already too late. Anecdotal evidence suggests that migrants are usually in the town for an average of only three months, with 70% of the camps empty by the end of that time. In many cases, this is because they have been successful in entering the UK.

Is It Time for Some Facts About Those Migrants?

Robin Lustig | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Perhaps you'll think I'm naïve, but I still believe that when you have a debate, it's a good idea to have some facts readily to hand. So here are some facts that you might find useful next time you're thinking about that "swarm" (David Cameron's word, not mine) of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from north Africa. Why not keep them handy (the facts, not the migrants) on your smartphone, or print them out and shove them in a pocket.

QUIZ: How Well Do You Understand The Current Migrant Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Attempts by migrants to reach Britain have reached an all time high as hundreds of people rushed the Channel Tunnel for a third night in chaotic scene...

Louise Ridley

14 Reasons Migrants Are Risking Their Lives To Reach Britain From Calais

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.08.2015 | UK

Attempts by migrants desperate to reach Britain through the French port of Calais have reached a new peak, as hundreds of people rushed the Channel Tu...

Horrendous Reaction To Tragic Death Of Channel Tunnel Migrant Will Make You Despair

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK

The death of a migrant desperately trying to reach Britain on a freight train in the Channel Tunnel left many horrified yesterday - but the tragedy of...

Migration in the UK and EU: Facts and Figures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

David Cameron will join the leaders of other EU countries on Thursday and Friday for a special summit to discuss the EU's migration policy, following a dramatic increase in the number of irregular migrants trying to enter the EU this year. In recent months there have also been more cases of migrants drowning while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Migration - Choosing Freedom Over Xenophobia

Desmond Tutu | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Desmond Tutu

Xenophobia is a prison - a Robben Island of mind and matter - that can never lead to peace or happiness. Of mind, because society is a reflection of the images we create of each other, and it is these perceived images that fight and hate.

NHS Staffing Issues Are Part of a Wider Global Crisis

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

In the UK, NHS staffing is at the top of the news agenda with the reliance on agency staff as a result of NHS shortages making the headlines. Health worker shortages are not just an issue for the UK however. Globally we are short of 7.2million. This is more than just a shortage - this is a crisis.

Why Are Politicians More Worried About Migration Than Education?

Mark Hillary | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

This is an enormous debate and affects countries far beyond the UK, but the recent UK election demonstrates clearly how the public are losing faith in a traditional approach to politics. Democracy can be difficult for most politicians to swallow, but if they don't listen to the people it's going to choke them all.

The Plight of Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea Constitutes a Humanitarian Emergency

Mike Adamson | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Mike Adamson

We should bear that fact in mind before denying our responsibilities in this crisis. Migration and asylum claims are part of our modern world and we need to be pro-active in international collaboration between countries of origin, transit and destination in order to preserve the right to seek international protection.

Debate on Immigration Should Be More Than Numbers

Vidhya Ramalingam | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Politics
Vidhya Ramalingam

Which party is best equipped to address these realities after 7th May? This is a debate that has not been had in this election, but will matter more than the numbers.

Hostile Migration Debate Affecting EU Citizens in UK

Alina Rzepnikowska | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Alina Rzepnikowska

Blaming EU citizens for the effects of UK public sector cuts and poor policies ignores the real value of EU migration, victimises migrants, and serves no useful purpose for the country either.

A Fair and Ethical Migration Policy

Steven Woolfe | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

We are a party that believes that Britain can and does benefit from skilled workers. That's why we want a points based system so we can still have the brightest and the best, we embrace that and wouldn't ever change it.

Migration - What If We Changed the Narrative?

Witold Sobków | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Witold Sobków

Let's change the narrative. We fought side by side during WWII, we are close allies in Nato and partners in the EU, we are "Europeans", people who believe in the same values, friends and neighbours. It is true that each local authority in England must have experienced change because of immigration. Local circumstances, tensions or problems cannot be ignored. But let us try and think how to integrate migrants better.

The Immigration Speech Cameron May Wish He Never Made

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron may not want to remember this determined promise he made on immigration back in April 2011, and many times during the 2010 General Elect...

Our Asylum System Is a Litmus Test of Our Humanity

Stephen Hale | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Stephen Hale

Britain can and must provide asylum seekers and refugees with the protection and support they deserve. Its political parties must outline their proposals for an efficient and fair immigration and asylum policy, which reflects our national self-interest and the rights of those feeling war and persecution.

These New Immigration Figures Look Very, Very Bad For David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Immigration is at its highest level since 2005, according to damning new statistics which are set to take centre stage in the Conservatives' battle wi...

People Are Using The Daily Mail's £1 Ferry Offer To Help Migrants In Calais

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Your average Daily Mail reader might take advantage of the newspaper's £1 ferry offer to load up on bargain French wine, tour the battlefields or vis...

Boris's Flip-Flopping Immigration Journey In 11 Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is no stranger to controversy, and immigration is among the most controversial debates in UK politics. The London Mayor, and Tory ca...

Now Banks Are Being Told Stop Illegal Immigrants

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics

Banks and building societies will now risk fines or criminal sanctions if they open current accounts for known illegal immigrants, under new laws that...

This UN Rapporteur Has A Very Rude Word To Describe UK's Attitude To Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK

The idea that British culture is under threat from migration is "fantasy" and "bullshit", a senior United Nations official has said. Francois Crepe...

Which Country Is Actually Most Popular With EU Migrants? It's Not Britain...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has ripped into the Tories' stance towards Europe after it emerged that more migrants are actually going to Germany than Britain. Prime...

Police Checks For Migrants To Track Their Employment

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics

Migrants could be forced to sign in at police stations to keep track of their movements so they can be deported if they are unemloyed after six months...

A Tale of Two Immigration Speeches: What Is Britain So Afraid Of?

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Politics
Hilary Stauffer

Britain needs to stop romanticising 'us' and stop demonising 'them'. Britain needs embrace it immigrant hordes for the incredible resources that they are, and reclaim its rightful place as a power broker in the 21st Century. But first, Britain needs to stop being afraid.

10 Desperate Ways The Tories Have Tried To Cut Migration

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set to rally the Tories with a big speech on immigration after official figured showed he is massively off track on his pledge to cut...