UK Migration

The Real Refugee Crisis Isn't On Our TV Screens

Sophia Akram | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Sophia Akram

Under the EU-Turkey deal however, people have been stuck on the islands in tents or behind barbed wire with no seeming end in sight. They don't know if they'll be sent back, or go on elsewhere. They're stuck in political stagnation formulated by European policies.

How Can We Protect Children On The Move?

Marie-Pierre Poirier | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK
Marie-Pierre Poirier

Up until recently migration was not such a loaded word. It represented movement, opportunity, adventure. There was nothing of the heated debates and p...

What The World Needs From A Global Britain

Kirsty Young | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Kirsty Young

The UK Government intends to review the rules through which UK aid is spent. After all, these systems shouldn't be static or inflexible and they must of course respond to and reflect the world in which they operate. But in doing so, we mustn't lose the clarity of purpose that our aid has, or allow it to become tied to short term military or trade missions that would lessen its impact. Instead, let it continue to focus on the lives it saves and the poverty it eradicates.

Brexit Could Cost NHS Extra Half A Billion If Expats Return Home, Warns Nuffield Trust

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Politics

The NHS could be landed with a bill of nearly half a billion pounds if retired British expats decide to return home if their right to healthcare in Eu...

Migration And Economic Growth Down As Election Campaign Restarts

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics

Net migration is down and economic growth has been revised down as election campaigning is set to resume. Latest ONS figures show thousands of Europe...

Meet The UK's First Table Tennis Club Of Sanctuary That's Giving A Masterclass In Integration

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK

“On a Tuesday we have young Irish travellers being coached by Afghan unaccompanied minors, the world’s first Table Tennis coach with Down’s synd...

May To Repeat 100k-A-Year Migration Target In Tory Manifesto

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s flagship pledge to cut net migration to under 100,000 a year is to be repeated in the Tory general election manifesto. The Prime Minis...

I Crossed The Hungarian Border As A Refugee: Their New Refugee Detention Bill Doesn't Surprise Me

Maudie Fraser | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Maudie Fraser

On 13th October 2015, I crossed the border from Croatia to Hungary, along with hundreds of refugees travelling northwards through Europe towards Germa...

The Business Impact Of The Loss Of UK Migration

Marta Krupinska | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Marta Krupinska

Last week, the inevitable happened. The latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics showed that net migration to the UK now stands at...

‘There Is No Us And Them': Why Power Structures Halt Social Justice Movements

Bethan Sproat | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Bethan Sproat

all women everywhere Bralo tells me that it is important to give a platform to refugees and migrants so that their voices are listened to, and action is taken to bring justice. But it's not as simple as it seems. This needs to be done in a meaningful way. We need to avoid these efforts being just tokenistic.

Migrants And UK Citizens Stood Together In Celebration. Where Was The Media Coverage?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Frederika Roberts

On Monday 20th February, thousands took to Britain's towns and cities to celebrate the positive impact of migrants on society, culture and the economy...

Children Fleeing Danger In Central America

Levison Wood | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK
Levison Wood

In the first six months of 2016, almost 26,000 unaccompanied children and close to 30,000 people travelling as a family, mostly mothers and young children, were apprehended at the US/Mexico border. Thousands more never made it to the border - apprehended, kidnapped, trafficked, murdered, or fallen victim of the harsh environment along the way.

Child Migrants, The Vulnerable And The Voiceless

Pope Francis | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK
Pope Francis

On the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. In doing so I ask everyone to take care of the young, who in a threefold way are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their homeland and are separated from their families.

Britain Does Not Have Too Many Migrants. Britain Has Too Many Bigots

John Wight | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
John Wight

The left's capitulation to the right on the issue of free movement and immigration will be studied for decades to come. The latest political figure to throw his hands up in surrender to this reactionary Brexit onslaught is Vince Cable.

Calling For Mandatory English Lessons For Immigrants Doesn't Mean Chuka Umunna Is Now Nigel Farage

Owen Bennett | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

Umunna is trying to find a middle way between the close-all-the-borders rhetoric of some Leave campaigners, and the protect-freedom-of-movement-at-all cost cries of hard-core Remainers. While this may be an intellectual responsible course of action for Labour, it could hold short-term pain at the ballot box.

Leadsom Hints Farmers Will Still Hire EU Migrants After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Politics

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has hinted that thousands of EU migrants will continue to be hired by British farmers after Brexit. The Cabinet m...

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...