UK Refugees

Gary Lineker And Lily Allen Hit Back At Press Attacks Over Refugee Sympathies

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

Gary Lineker and Lily Allen have hit back at press attacks over their sympathy for refugees, with Lineker saying it is “worth it” despite the barr...

Syria's Lady Macbeth

Oliver James | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver James

For the first time in 8 years, Syria's first lady Asma al Assad has given a rare interview with Russian state television. Intelligent, caring and elegant, Mrs Assad draws on Princess Diana's humility and glamour as she talks of her devotion to the Syrian people.

The Sun Shoots Itself In The Foot Over Child Refugee 'Age Check' Software

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

The Sun has published a column demonstrating just how inaccurate the technology used by tabloid newspapers to claim child refugees are adults actually...

Child Refugees Are Fleeing A War We Created - We Owe Them A Place To Live

Natasha Phillips | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Natasha Phillips

The first child refugees entering the UK experienced a mixed welcome last week. Around 70 children, 54 of them girls mostly from Eritrea travelled to ...

Standing Up To Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Is A Quintessential British Value

Diane Abbott | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Not only is this government responsible for these catastrophic economic outcomes and the plight of millions, but it also happens to be one of the most racist governments that I have experienced as a Member of Parliament in nearly 30 years.

Amber Rudd Defends Keeping Child Refugee Faces Covered After Age Row

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics

The Home Secretary has defended keeping the identify of child refugees secret, after a row over the apparent age of child refugees coming into the UK....

Syrian Refugees On 'A Pound An Hour' Found Making Clothes For Some Of Britain's Biggest Shops

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

Some of Britain’s biggest highstreet shops have been selling clothes made by Syrian refugees, a documentary has uncovered. A BBC Panorama investiga...

The Time To Act Is Now For The People In Calais

Clare Moseley | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Clare Moseley

Demolitions do not constitute a long-term and sustainable solution to the crisis and they are not a deterrent to refugees who, by definition, have no choice but to flee their homes. Half of the camp was demolished last year and it has since doubled in size.

No One Said They Would Be Toddlers

Kate Milner | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

Seven-year-olds aren't equipped to cross a continent and then fend for themselves in a makeshift tent. They die, they disappear and all the time smug fasicsts are sitting in their provincial homes posting on Facebook about an immigrant's hoodie looking too clean.

Why Do Many Calais Migrants Want To Come To Britain?

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

As the demolition of ‘The Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais began on Monday, the plight of the some 6,500 refugees living there was brought into fres...

British 'Anarchists' Accused Of Stoking Unrest During Calais 'Jungle's' Destruction

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

French officials dismantling ‘The Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais have said British anarchists threatened their efforts more than the migrants bein...

Whether You Fled Falling Bombs Or An Abusive Father, Once Your Voice Breaks You Are On Your Own

Martin Barrow | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Barrow

Refugees have fled the wars of Syria and Afghanistan and lived by their wits as they dragged themselves across a continent, hoping to be reunited with relatives in countries like Britain and France. And as they smiled at the cameras for the journalists waiting outside the immigration office in Croydon, they would have little sense of the anger and hatred that would be directed at them here in the fifth richest country on Earth.

People Sharing This Article To Attack Gary Lineker’s Child Refugee Stance Have No Idea Its A Fake

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

Hundreds of people are sharing an online news story about an immigration raid at Walkers’ factory to bash Gary Lineker for his stance on child refug...

Piers Morgan Suggests Deporting 'White Trash Racists', Starts Very Heated Debate

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan has suggested the way to make room for Syrian refugees in the UK is to “deport all the white trash racist scum”. The journalist and p...

Children Of Calais Deserve Our Welcome, Not Hostility

Dorothy Sang | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dorothy Sang

This should be a proud moment for the UK. This is our chance to show our humanity. I worry about what the children will face if they are brought to the UK and the possible prejudice that might follow.

The Sun Is Being Trolled By People Voting For Gary Lineker For An Award It Sponsors

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

As the feud between Gary Lineker and The Sun over child refugees rumbles on, a new movement is attempting to troll the tabloid by voting for the prese...

Gary Lineker's Reply To The Refugee Tooth Check MP Is Pure Brilliance

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

Gary Lineker has issued a searing response to the MP who proposed tooth checks for refugees. The former footballer responded to an interview with Davi...

'Dangerous' Child Refugee Coverage By British Press 'Threatens Their Mental Health'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

‘Frenzied’ media coverage questioning the right of child refugees to be in Britain is “incredibly dangerous”, could damage their mental health...

Teenage Refugee Who Moved Lily Allen To Tears Arrives In Britain

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

A teenage refugee who brought tears to the eyes of singer Lily Allen when she interviewed him in Calais, has arrived in Britain. Shamsher Sherin told ...

The Sun Wages War On 'Jug-Eared' Gary Lineker Over Child Refugee Row

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

The Sun has accused Gary Lineker of “peddling lies” and suggested he should be fired amid the tabloid’s ongoing controversial coverage of child ...

Microsoft Throws Shade On Tabloids Using *Its* Software To 'Prove' Child Refugees Are Adults

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

Microsoft’s clear rebuttal to those using its age recognition software to ‘prove’ child refugees are adults appears to have been blithely ignore...

On Behalf Of 'My' Country, I'm Sorry Too

Gina Lyons | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Gina Lyons

To anyone thinking you are above this, that your life is worth more, that you don't want or need to help anyone in this world, I pity you. This is one world, just the one. And we're breaking it. Now, I know I can only talk for myself on this one. I know I don't have all the answers on what we can do to stop all this, but to to all the refugees in the world, I am sorry too.

Gary Lineker Just Launched The Best Attack Yet On Tommy Robinson For Child Refugee Doubts

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Politics

Sporting legend Gary Lineker today tackled the outrage over child refugees entering Britain with a devastating critique of the situation. Lineker conf...

The Refugee Crisis As Political Narcissism

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such is the self-absorption of Britain with things that affect Britain, you could almost be forgiven for thinking the world's refugee crisis is largely about who comes to this country. It's all about Calais, isn't it?... The UK is just a bit player in the global drama - the tragedy - which has seen tens of millions of people forced out of their homes because of war and repression.

Piers Morgan Nearly Loses It Taking On Tory MP Who Wants Refugee Teeth Checks

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

As the row over the ages of Syrian refugee children continues, one person who hasn’t held back in voicing his opinion is Piers Morgan. On Wednesday ...