Immigration

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Britain is ready for a mature immigration debate. Is Theresa May?

26 August 2016 10:18

You can’t fool all of the people all of the time, said Abraham Lincoln. Theresa May faces a different question:…

Theresa May Succeeds David Cameron As The UK's New Prime Minister

Decision time approaches for Theresa May

30 July 2016 10:35

Parliament is off for the summer, and the exodus to the beaches has begun. But Theresa May isn’t heading off…

Brexit provides the perfect opportunity to crack the immigration question

25 July 2016 13:00

The British public are clearly dissatisfied with the way our immigration system currently works. One of the main reasons that…

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Makes Her First Statement As The Country's New Leader

The net migration reckoning draws nearer

20 July 2016 14:58

Is the new government under Theresa May going to ditch the target to drive net migration into the tens of…

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After the Nice attack, Michel Houllebecq’s nightmare vision edges closer

15 July 2016 15:33

I only got around to reading Michel Houellebecq’s Submission last month, a darkly amusing book about how France destabilises as…

David Cameron Meets Supporters After A Successful Night At The Polls
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The question for Stephen Crabb, can you go toe to toe with Vladimir Putin?

4 July 2016 21:09

The Tory leadership hopefuls all appeared before a packed out 1922 hustings tonight. First up was Michael Gove. His pitch…

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We need to tell EU nationals that they can stay in the UK

26 June 2016 16:43

It is now almost three days since David Cameron announced his resignation. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been in…

Conservative Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 1

Set out your Brexit model, Foreign Secretary tells Tory leadership contenders

26 June 2016 11:22

This morning, Philip Hammond has insisted that those running for the Tory leadership explicitly set out how they intend to…

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Steve Hilton claims PM was told net migration target is ‘impossible’ whilst we’re in the EU

21 June 2016 7:49

So long as the economy was at the top of the agenda, ‘Remain’ will have felt safe in the knowledge…

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Corbyn’s immigration honesty creates a problem for Remain

19 June 2016 11:08

Jeremy Corbyn went on The Marr Show this morning to talk about Jo Cox’s tragic death and the EU referendum.…

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Leave six points ahead in latest phone poll

16 June 2016 9:36

Fraser Nelson and Nick Cohen discuss The Spectator’s decision to back Brexit: The Ipsos MORI phone poll released this morning…

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Gove wouldn’t support Osborne’s ‘punishment Budget’

15 June 2016 20:27

One consequence of David Cameron’s refusal to take part in any ‘Blue on Blue’ debates is that he and Michael…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 4

Tom Watson dumps all over David Cameron’s EU renegotiation deal

14 June 2016 17:39

Tom Watson’s comments today that a future government would have to try to reform freedom of movement rules in the…

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Gordon Brown shows once again he’s learnt nothing from his run-in with Gillian Duffy

13 June 2016 13:50

Gordon Brown’s intervention in the EU referendum debate was meant to be all about putting forward the positive case for…

Boris Johnson Leads 48Hour Brexit Blitz Of Campaigning

Could the Vote Leave strategy work?

4 June 2016 10:31

The Leave campaign have had their best week of the campaign this week. After months of being battered by the Whitehall machine,…

Post-Brexit Britain could cut net migration by 100,000 a year. Here’s how

30 May 2016 13:41

The absence of an outline of a post-exit immigration regime is a serious gap in the Referendum debate. That need…

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