Net Migration

Lucy Sherriff

Government Panders To The Rabble With 'Cheap, Pathetic Gestures' Over Students Visas

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government's refusal to exclude international students from net migration figures took another battering on Thursday as politicians were accused o...

Sharp Rise In Immigration Means Targets 'Should Be Put Out Of Their Misery'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

David Cameron's dogged attempts to slash net migration have been dealt another blow as official figures revealed that figure rose to 243,000 in the ye...

Osborne's Own Budget Predicts His Major Migration Pledge Will Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's own Budget relies on ministers failing on a key Tory pledge to reduce net migration to below 100,000. The Treasury's projections i...

'Stupid And Offensive'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has attacked his Tory colleagues for launching a "stupid and offensive" crackdown on illegal immigrants, via the so-called 'racist van' an...

India Is Telling Its Students We Don't Want Them, Warns Cable

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Public "panic" over immigration is causing economic harm to the UK, Vince Cable has warned. He said overseas students were being deterred from stud...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: RIP Lee Rigby

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on 24 May 2013... RIP LEE RIGBY RIP Drummer Lee Rigby, who was named yesterday evening as the victim of Wednesd...

Cable Condemns Plans To Reduce Immigration

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Business Secretary Vince Cable has rubbished plans to reduce net immigration saying it would do "enormous damage" to the UK. The Liberal Democrat s...

Remove Overseas Students From Migration Targets, MPs Urge Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education

David Cameron has been urged to put an end to overseas students being included in migration targets in order to reconcile tensions and encourage inter...

Maying Down The Law

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

International students wishing to study in the UK will have to jump through more hoops after Theresa May announced a new "tougher" process for vetting...

UK Sees Biggest Drop In Net Migration Since 2008

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

Net migration to the UK went down by a quarter (25%) over the last year, official figures released on Thursday showed. The number dropped to 183,00...

Exclude Foreign Students From Immigration Figures? That's Just Silly

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Calls for foreign students to be excluded from immigration figures were branded "absurd" and "silly" by Home Office minister Damian Green on Tuesday. ...

Labour Promises To Prevent British People Being 'Locked Out' By Immigrants

Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has promised new measures to prevent British people being "locked out" of jobs by foreign workers, including forcing firms to declare if t...

Student Visas Are The 'Back Door To Britain', Warns Campaign Group

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Student visas have become the "back door to Britain" and the government must tighten the noose on the student system, a campaign group has warned. ...

Prioritise International Students Over Short Term Political Aims, Cameron Warned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government is putting short-term political aims above concerns over long-term migration with its plans to cut the number of international students...

Migration Hits Record High Of 252,000

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Politics

The government's immigration policy has come under attack as statistics revealed net migration hit a record high of 252,000 in 2010. In 2009 net mi...

UK Population On Course To Hit 70 Million In 16 Years

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

The UK population is on course to reach 70 million within 16 years, figures showed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the UK was set to...

Home Office To Review UK Entry Rules For Immigrants' Families

Press Association | Posted 01.09.2011 | UK Politics

The Home Office is to carry out a review of the rules that allow immigrants to bring their families into the UK, it has been confirmed. The review,...