Operation Nexus

A Foreign Legion For London?

PA | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

Britain's biggest police force is to forge a unit of foreign officers in a bid to tackle the growing threat from overseas offenders. The Metropolit...

Illegal Migrants: Can't Even Get Themselves Arrested?

Jonathan Portes | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Portes

How many illegal immigrants are there in the UK? Unlike other such questions - how many 12 year olds are there in the UK? How many gay Jews? - where, although we don't know the exact answer, either survey and administrative data allows us to make an informed and reasonably accurate guess, we don't know, even approximately. But a new initiative by the Metropolitan Police suggests that the number may in fact be surprisingly low.