Immigration

Alex Salmond Of The SNP Casts His Vote As The UK Goes To The Polls

Immigration dominates first BBC EU debate

26 May 2016 21:51

The Lincoln-Douglas debate it was not, but we have just had the first prime time TV debate of this EU…

Today’s migration figures will be much-needed grist for the Brexit campaign

26 May 2016 10:02

Ever since David Cameron declared he wanted to get net migration down to below 100,000 the migration figures have caused…

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Immigration: a (belated) response to Andrew Neather

13 May 2016 13:57

A while ago, I promised to write about my response to allegations by Andrew Neather that the government had covered…

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Can we really trust the economists on EU immigration?

13 May 2016 10:49

A recent Coffee House blog quite rightly noted that many British people are concerned that high levels of immigration have hurt…

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EU immigration hasn’t hurt jobs or wages. Here’s why:

12 May 2016 14:14

This morning’s national insurance figures have further stoked the debate about immigration, and the extent to which leaving the EU…

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Does anybody actually think the EU guarantees ‘peace and stability’?

9 May 2016 10:36

According to David Cameron this morning, if Britain votes to ‘Leave’ the EU on 23 June, the Germans will invade…

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Right-wing populists surge in Germany’s state elections

13 March 2016 20:55

Angela Merkel continues to reap the whirlwind. In this weekend’s elections Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has emerged as the fastest-growing political…

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The ‘in’ and ‘out’ campaigns? Claptrap on both sides!

2 March 2016 13:00

Jonathan Davis invites City veteran and Open Europe founder Rodney Leach to assess the campaigns for and against Brexit

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Why immigrants are to thank for rising standards in schools

23 February 2016 16:43

Something very strange is happening in London: its state schools are going through a huge renaissance – while attainment in many…

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Can Denmark preserve its international reputation?

2 February 2016 10:50

Copenhagen Denmark has had a difficult few weeks. While it’s used to grabbing the headlines for being the happiest country…

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Immigrants and curry: George Osborne vs Rowan Atkinson

29 January 2016 19:16

Mr S notices that the above video is circulating a lot on social media at the moment. An unfortunate choice…

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Why can’t the Swedish authorities be honest about crime and immigration?

26 January 2016 9:39

It’s hard to recognise Sweden from the news reports we’re reading nowadays. Yesterday, a 15-year-old at an immigration centre stabbed…

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By downplaying social problems, multiculturalists help extremism to flourish

15 January 2016 16:22

Ross Douthat’s 10 points about immigration is recommended reading for anyone sitting on the fence or who tends towards the open…

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I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but something fishy is going on in Europe

12 January 2016 10:39

Having taken the piss out of Guardian columnists for their laughably painful paroxysms over the appalling attacks upon women at…

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Modern technology has completely transformed mass migration

7 January 2016 12:03

I consider myself to be bad at making predictions, but one of the obvious things about the migrant crisis last…

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It’s all over for the ‘decent left’, and they have only themselves to blame

27 November 2015 16:16

Two weeks after Paris we finally have some clarity from the political left. The current stance of their leadership (as…

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Another day, and another terror attack that is ‘nothing to do with Islam’

20 November 2015 15:19

Another day and another group of men from an unknown religion storm into a hotel shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. This time…

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In defence of Theresa May’s immigration remarks

7 October 2015 11:20

Some politicians and pundits are brewing a perfect storm across Europe. Migrants are heading into our continent illegally in record…

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Theresa May lambasts her own record on immigration. Why?

6 October 2015 12:09

What on earth is Theresa May playing at? As Home Secretary she vowed to cut net immigration down to the…

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The plight of Syria’s refugees deserves more than your good intentions and virtue signalling

6 September 2015 14:26

I suppose it should not be a surprise that the virtue signalling over the appalling plight of Syrian refugees displaced by that…

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The Tories should have dropped their net migration target long ago

27 August 2015 11:55

It’s fair to say the Tories won’t be recycling their ‘immigration down’ posters for this year’s autumn conference. Net migration…

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The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats are now the no1 force in Sweden, polls show

20 August 2015 21:26

On the Swedish election before last, there was shock that the populist Sweden Democrats ended up with a foothold in parliament.…

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Can we have a crackdown on crackdowns?

10 August 2015 11:27

Politicians are doing an excellent job responding to the Calais migrant crisis – if you’re assessing them against the rules…

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The Calais crisis needs a better response than fences and dogs, Prime Minister

7 August 2015 10:20

David Cameron should be in real trouble over Calais. It goes to the heart of two of the central issues…

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Free movement isn’t an inalienable right. Just look at Calais

3 July 2015 12:22

The right to free movement of people and goods across the EU is, as we keep being told when the…