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The ideal Christmas present for the xenophobe in your life

15 December 2014 12:44

Stuck with gift ideas for that slightly xenophobic, older family member this Christmas? Then look no further than the Ukip website. They are currently auctioning off a painting of their… Continue reading

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Will Labour take on Ukip over immigration?

Four things we’ve learnt from the leaked Labour/Ukip paper

15 December 2014 10:49

How will Labour respond to the threat from Ukip? Thanks to today’s scoop by the Telegraph’s Ben Riley-Smith, we now know. A leaked internal memo (pdf here) singles out immigration as the biggest… Continue reading

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Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage are pursuing the same electoral strategy

8 December 2014 17:15

What is the reasoning behind Nigel Farage’s recent spate of apparent gaffes? Following his breastfeeding comments last week, the Ukip leader blamed his lateness to an event in Wales on… Continue reading

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Prime Minister David Cameron Delivers A Speech On Immigration

No 10: EU leaders are on PM’s side after Polish minister criticises immigration plans

2 December 2014 13:43

The European response to David Cameron’s immigration speech last week was pretty positive, but at some point between now and the formal renegotiation, someone was going to chuck a fly… Continue reading

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Tories to shut up about immigration and talk about the economy instead

30 November 2014 11:23

There is a simple political test for the autumn statement, does it make the economy Topic A again? The Tories’ election strategy relies on the economy being the dominant issue… Continue reading

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Enraged euro-rebels threaten trouble after Cameron’s immigration speech fails to satisfy

28 November 2014 14:02

One of the aims of David Cameron’s big immigration speech was to settle the issue with his backbenchers before returning to talk about the economy. Based on conversations I’ve had… Continue reading

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David Cameron gestures, while delivering a speech on immigration to members of the media at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, central England on November 28, 2014. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF / POOL

Podcast special: David Cameron’s ‘game changing’ immigration speech

28 November 2014 13:40

Was David Cameron’s appeal to the voters of Britain and EU leaders on immigration successful? James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and myself discuss his ‘game changing’ speech on immigration this morning in… Continue reading

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David Cameron’s immigration speech in five points

28 November 2014 10:39

David Cameron has just finished delivering his ‘game changing’ immigration speech. A lot of it was a narration of why immigration had made Britain the country it is, but why some… Continue reading

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David Cameron’s immigration speech: full text

28 November 2014 10:33

Today I want to talk about immigration. Just as this government has a long term plan for where we are taking our country so within that we have a long-term… Continue reading

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Will Cameron please his backbenchers and EU leaders with his immigration speech?

28 November 2014 9:21

If David Cameron’s speech today is more about backbench management than it is about his desperate desire to talk about immigration, then he needs to make sure that what he… Continue reading

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Cameron to demand migrant benefit curbs in ‘game-changing’ immigration speech

27 November 2014 22:41

David Cameron will make his ‘game-changer’ speech on immigration tomorrow in which he is expected to say that the UK will leave the EU if it does not secure reforms… Continue reading

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Prime Minister David Cameron Makes Speech On The UK's Position In Europe

Net migration target fails as Cameron prepares to make more immigration pledges

27 November 2014 11:57

We are still waiting for David Cameron’s immigration speech, expected ‘this week’. The Conservatives tried to get their apology in early for failing to meet their target to get net… Continue reading

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The British jobs miracle is making a mockery of David Cameron’s migration target

27 November 2014 11:03

Now we know why the Home Secretary did not commit the ‘tens of thousands’ immigration pledge rashly made by David Cameron in opposition. Britain is midway through a job creation… Continue reading

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When do the children of migrants become British?

26 November 2014 17:18

When do the descendants of immigrants go from being migrants to being natives? That’s the question raised by a MigrationWatch UK study which says that the impact of immigration on the… Continue reading

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Will Cameron talk to his MPs before his ‘game-changer’ immigration speech?

26 November 2014 16:50

We still don’t know when David Cameron’s long-awaited ‘game-changer’ speech on immigration will be. Downing Street is only saying that it will be ‘before Christmas’, but it is still expected… Continue reading

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The latest immigration madness: prove you love your wife (or husband)

26 November 2014 9:44

Sometimes it is the small things that tell you everything you need to know about the madness afflicting British politics at present. Consider this small detail from the new immigration… Continue reading

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Don’t blame Theresa May – she did her bit. The problem is immigration from the EU

24 November 2014 8:01

Theresa May is getting some stick this morning because she has admitted the obvious: that immigration is never going to get below the ‘tens of thousands’ target that David Cameron… Continue reading

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Will mainstream parties get the credit for turning up the volume on immigration?

23 November 2014 18:26

David Cameron is set to give his big immigration speech this coming week, according to the Sunday Times, while James reports that Labour is to turn up the volume on… Continue reading

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We’re too frightened of appearing ‘racist’ to have a debate about immigration

22 November 2014 12:56

A rather typical 24 hours in the life of modern Britain.  Everyone does another round of ‘we need to be able to talk about immigration.’  The main parties once again… Continue reading

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Survey Indicates Scotland Have Different Views On Migration From Rest Of UK

The BBC's bias is the reason we're arguing about immigration now

19 November 2014 17:02

Wonderful: Labour has a new slogan on immigration, which appears to be the Conservatives’ old slogan from 2005, the one that Labour said was racist. I have far more respect… Continue reading

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Why Paddington is anti-Ukip propaganda

19 November 2014 12:46

Well, I’ve just been to see the new Paddington film – the one Colin Firth bowed out of on account of not feeling up to being the voice of the… Continue reading

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Neither the Tories nor Ukip deserve to win the Rochester by-election

19 November 2014 11:05

Let’s be honest, just for a moment. The Rochester and Strood by-election has been a disgrace. It has been a sewer race during which the two leading protagonists have done… Continue reading

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Responding to Ukip shouldn’t just mean talking about immigration

19 November 2014 8:10

Can you out-Ukip Ukip? Depending on which day of the week it is, both mainstream political parties think you can and you can’t. Last week Ed Miliband said you couldn’t… Continue reading

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The immigration arms race

18 November 2014 21:01

Who is tougher on immigration? Neither the Tories nor Labour want to be left behind by Ukip, and have descended into an arms race over who can best crack down… Continue reading

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Yvette Cooper steals Tory immigration slogan from 2005

18 November 2014 14:48

At the height of the 2005 election, the then Tory leader Michael Howard (advised by one Lynton Crosby) declared: ‘Let’s be clear. It’s not racist to talk about immigration. It’s… Continue reading

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