So no, I don't want an Asian-style working culture. Or an American one unless it comes with the kind of money that'll fund an American-style therapy habit. I just want Britain to look at itself and go "yeah, you're OK how you are". Not "we need to kick all these immigrants out and go back to being the White Britain that we never really were in the first place".
I listened to home secretary Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party Conference with mounting distress and sorrow. I heard her labelling people like me who survive torture as "illegal immigrants" who abuse the system by smuggling themselves into the UK, and declare that she would institute a new "tough" system to weed out such undeserving cases.
This was all a far cry from Theresa May's hardline message yesterday. No.10 insist the PM agrees with much of what she said, but given that this debate is often about striking the right tone, it was obvious he wanted to accentuate the positive...
Yesterday, Theresa May made it clear how she and her government see migrants. By saying 'high migration made a cohesive society impossible', May proved it is an intolerant and hateful ideology that drives the government's immigration policy, rather than sensible and rational policy.
May argues that these people should not be 'rewarded' with safety. But why should they be punished with deportation for having the courage, perseverance and resources to make the journey to Europe?
The Conservative Party's message about the need for controlled immigration at their annual conference is both laughable and wholly deceiving... The Tories set meaningless targets, time and time again and then use a PR bluster like this speech to camouflage their failures.
Theresa May's speech yesterday at Conservative Party Conference should be seen as a chilling warning to those who hoped for a humane response to Europe's refugee crisis. Boldly declaring that high migration was a challenge to "societal cohesion" Theresa seems ever more willing to adopt both the rhetoric and policy of Farage and his purple agitators.
Theresa May, the Home Secretary, says that "cohesion" is "impossible" with high levels of migration. This is factually wrong. This kind of statement i...
In her address to the Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May portrayed immigration as almost exclusively negative. It was yet another example of the Home Secretary turning away the world's best and brightest, putting internal party politics ahead of the country, and helping our competitor economies instead of our own. Lambasting her own record in office, she claimed there was "no case, in the national interest" for the immigration figures she has presided over.
As the cuts bite and more issues of this nature emerge, they will provide a feeding frenzy for the national press who seem, almost as one, to have decided that the UK police service needs to be 'put in its place.' Meanwhile two victims of crime who were fervently 'pro- police' are now perhaps just a little less so.
A concerted march against Jeremy Corbyn's candidacy for leader of Labour is in full stride across the political spectrum. Right and left, neoliberal a...
Muslim citizens should not have to account for the crimes of other people who happen to share the same religion as them. Equally they should not be seen as having a particular obligation to do something about violent extremism - but the Prevent Strategy would work better if more did.
Give Europol and Frontex the power to take this action, and our response can for the first time be pre-emptive, and not reactive. That is the challenge we now give to the EU. If we fail to learn from the summer of chaos then we will wander into a truly disastrous winter, as we find Fortress Europe crumbling around us.
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.
The home secretary, Theresa May today announced an independent review of police custody deaths in England and Wales. We also need this to happen in Scotland because how can a nation breathe if these injustices continue to happen? This is why I've started a petition on Change.org calling for accountability, clarity, answers...how hard is it to tell the truth?
Today's ruling should surely convince the home secretary that it's now time for the Government to commit to surveillance conducted with respect for privacy, democracy and the rule of law - rather than stubbornly ploughing ahead with more of the same.