I doubt that Jack Wilshere will find his way to this blog but if any of my many thousands of fans know his email address, perhaps they'd alert him to ...
Listening to Theresa May announcing the Home Office's new Immigration Bill on the Today programme last week was a dispiriting and desultory experience...
Look at the numbers. A Cardiff University study of 974 newspaper articles published about British Muslims between 2000 and 2008 found more than a quarter of them portrayed Islam as "dangerous, backward or irrational"; references to radical Muslims outnumbered references to moderate Muslims by 17 to one.
The shadowy world of human trafficking is one area where such outrages still occur, with victims raped, imprisoned, held against their will and abused in a number of ways such that we can compare it to, and even consider it to be, a form of torture.
We all know that today East Europeans do not get a very good press in Britain. Economic difficulties, austerity measures, the rising of anti-EU rhetoric, the electoral context and misleading forecasts in 2004 have combined to create a culture of blame whose victims are now Romanians and Bulgarians.
The tiny island of Lampedusa off the coast of Sicily - once the landing place for Phoenicians, Greeks and Arabs - is again the focal point for migration in the southern Mediterranean, brought sharply into focus by the sinking on Thursday of yet another fated vessel just half a mile from its coast.
Unless action is taken now, the reality of the UK skills shortage is here is stay. If the government is serious about long-term economic recovery, filling the ever-widening talent gap must be a priority. The alternative is to leave huge numbers of skilled roles unfilled. That will lead to reduced investment, lower GDP growth, lower future job creation and condemn thousands of people to long-term unemployment.
Britain has always been a nation of fairness... We will clamp down on exploitation in the workplace and support local workers by enforcing the national minimum wage properly and making overcrowding in housing illegal. We will also ensure that companies have to invest in training local people...
Fresh from the success of London Fashion Week and with the Tech Entrepreneurs week also off to a flying start, you have to ask yourself whether or not the proposed 'London Visa' by Boris Johnson is necessary or warranted.
Chris Coltrane, 31, a stand-up comedian and UK Uncut member, told me why he came to the protest. "The Daily Express is entitled to its own opinions but the Daily Express is not entitled to its own facts," he said.
Ed Miliband is right to put training on the political agenda, but in pointing the finger at firms who recruit skilled migrants, he is attacking the wrong target. The proposal fails to address the lack of training and opportunities for workers in low skilled occupations and sectors, and competition for these jobs between migrants and UK born workers.
The disproportionate amount of attention this has received, at the neglect of other far more pressing concerns about justice, health and education, indicates that many of those stoking the debate have ulterior motives.
When Katie Frazer married her South African husband Cliff Frazer in 2010, she had no idea how difficult it would be to bring him to live with her in the UK. The 31-year-old trained primary school teacher is living thousands of miles from her beloved in the UK after falling victim to the government's recently introduced £18,600 salary requirement to bring a non-EU spouse to the UK.
Migrants have helped build our economy and staffed our public services. However, there is no doubt that there's been a growing reliance on overseas workers in recent years. That's not a sign of a healthy economy, but a dysfunctional one.
Miss New York was born in America, in 1989. Being an 'Indian-American' wasn't adequately 'American'. To begin with, she wasn't even a favorite 'dark horse'. In fact, her 'classical Bollywood fusion dance' was being scowled upon. There were reports on some websites discussing how terribly wrong was her decision to dance to a Bollywood song at the talent show.
Theresa May's proposed bond scheme will force visitors from 'high risk countries' apparently identified as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana to pay £3,000 fee in order to enter the country. This visa bond, preventing people from Asia and Africa from visiting the UK, will not only severely impact our economic prospects but will also send a message of hostility to the rest of the world...