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There is more to immigration than GDP figures. (Image: Getty)

Economists – the scourge of mankind

3 January 2014 11:31

Are there any disciplines on earth as hyped-up and overrated as economics? Every subject depends to some extent on others; you can’t, for example, understand history without a bit of… Continue reading

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The ugly, cynical EU immigration debate

28 December 2013 14:51

Tristram Hunt, Shadow Education Secretary, is an intelligent and articulate individual but like everyone in politics, has the handicap of having to square his views with the record and policies… Continue reading

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Polish community Continues To Thrive In UK

When oh when will we ever be able to talk about immigration (sensibly)?

2 December 2013 16:16

I do wish we were never allowed to speak about immigration. That seems the only way to prevent folk from spouting – and writing – rubbish on the subject. But… Continue reading

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The EU needs to limit free movement to stay together

27 November 2013 10:05

David Cameron’s proposals on free movement recognise that the European Union is very different now from what it used to be. When it was essentially a club of rich Western… Continue reading

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Prime Minister David Cameron Visits Heathrow Airport

Rather than apologising for immigration, let’s keep our borders tighter in the first place

13 November 2013 14:00

What is wrong with the now almost daily apologies about mass immigration? Today it is the turn of Jack Straw.  The former Home Secretary has just admitted that opening Britain’s borders… Continue reading

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Do the Tories dislike the British working class? Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Is eastern European immigration a result of the working class being demonised?

16 August 2013 12:00

We had a Bulgarian chap do up our house. Lovely guy, worked all day and never wanted a break, and I didn’t have to drop my aitches or pretend to… Continue reading

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What the government must do to prepare for Romanian and Bulgarian migrants

22 February 2013 17:13

Ministers and MPs are nervous about a mass influx of Romanian and Bulgarian migrants putting the benefit system under strain next year. But ministers should beware, and learn from the political mistakes… Continue reading

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Polish Work Force Leads to Largest Migration In Centuries

The Myth of the Immigrant Benefit-Scrounger

18 February 2013 15:42

The Sunday Express is at it again. It is outraged that Britain’s prisons contain some inmates who were not born in this country. Of course, everyone is hopping aboard the… Continue reading

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A truck carries the bus damaged by the suicide bomb blast which targeted a group of Israeli tourists at the airport in Bourgas, Bulgaria, on July 19, 2012. Image: Getty

Bus bomb: It Was Hezbollah

5 February 2013 17:48

The report of the Bulgarian authorities into the bus-bombing which killed a local bus driver and five Israeli tourists in Burgas last summer has confirmed what so many of us… Continue reading

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Will the end of transitional controls lead to more immigration from the newest EU members? Picture: Getty Images

Briefing: Immigration from Bulgaria and Romania

29 January 2013 12:27

What’s changing? Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union on 1 January 2007. This gave their citizens the freedom to travel unrestricted within the EU, but countries were allowed to… Continue reading

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Protest Takes Place Over Immigration Rights

The government's attitude to Romania and Bulgaria is contemptible - Spectator Blogs

28 January 2013 15:58

Pity the staff at the British embassy in Bucharest. Only last month they were cheerfully banging the drum for Great Britain, telling Romanians what a swell country this rain-soaked archipelago… Continue reading

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Pickles refuses to disclose government number of Romanians and Bulgarians set to come to UK

13 January 2013 13:59

The Europe debate is raging in the Sunday papers ahead of Cameron’s speech on the matter. There’s mounting concern among Tory Cabinet Ministers that the speech will not go far… Continue reading

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