Immigration

Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on immigration at the Home Office, on May 21, 2015 in London, England.

Mr Cameron goes to Latvia

22 May 2015 9:04

Five days before the Queen’s Speech, David Cameron is taking on the first big challenge of this new Parliament: renegotiating our relationship with the EU. He’s undertaking a whistle-stop tour of… Continue reading

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The Tories try to deal with latest net migration target failure

21 May 2015 11:18

One of the odd decisions that the Tories made before the election was to pursue their net migration target, in spite of the fact that they cannot meet it. Today’s… Continue reading

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What Labour must do is estrange its awful voters

13 May 2015 10:09

And so now we have to suffer the epic delusions, temper tantrums and hissy fits of the metro-left. They simply cannot believe how you scumbags could have got it so… Continue reading

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David Cameron, U.K. prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party, speaks as he visits navigation and surveillance manufacturer Kelvin Hughes Ltd. while campaigning for votes ahead of the May 7 general election, in the Enfield district of London, U.K., on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Election podcast special: nine days to go

28 April 2015 12:30

In today’s election podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss David Cameron’s ramped up rhetoric on the SNP threat to the Union, the Tories’ promise to create 50,000 new apprenticeships from Libor fines… Continue reading

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Campaign kick-off: nine days to go

28 April 2015 9:13

David Cameron is upping the ante on the SNP today, warning voters there’s just ‘ten days to save the United Kingdom’ — despite the fact the election is now nine… Continue reading

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Confirmed: Ukip would let St George into the country

23 April 2015 13:01

It’s St George’s Day so to celebrate Ukip held a press conference where they gifted red and white jester hats adorned with St George’s flags to journalists. Talk soon turned… Continue reading

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She’s wrong, but Katie Hopkins has a right to call migrants ‘cockroaches’

20 April 2015 17:32

I know we’re all supposed to be spitting blood over Katie Hopkins’ Sun column about African migrants. In fact, anyone who isn’t currently testing the durability of their computer keyboard by… Continue reading

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What’s more disturbing than a group of discredited old Nazis? The Green Party

20 April 2015 16:05

Yesterday’s Mail on Sunday had an interesting account of a meeting in London of Nazis, neo-Nazis, British National Party types and anti—Semites of various other hues. The paper infiltrated the meeting and exposed… Continue reading

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Don’t get angry at Katie Hopkins if you don’t support policies that could save migrants

20 April 2015 11:29

The latest issue of The Spectator carries an interesting piece by James Bartholomew on ‘virtue signalling’, the bane of social media and political debate; that is, people expressing how ruddy… Continue reading

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The EU’s asylum policy is to blame for the tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean

19 April 2015 13:23

As the leading article in The Spectator this week pointed out, thousands of people are fleeing war and anarchy in Africa and setting sail across the Mediterranean bound for Europe.… Continue reading

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David Cameron Speaks At The Conservative Party General Election Rally

Tories convinced ‘moment of maximum danger’ has passed

5 April 2015 12:45

On Thursday night, David Cameron didn’t eviscerate the competition. But nor did he suffer any damage and that, to Tory high command, meant that it was job done. The Tory… Continue reading

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The media and political elite need to stop treating the electorate like dogs

2 April 2015 15:41

There are many grating phrases in modern British politics. ‘Best practice.’ ‘Fit for purpose.’ ‘Let me explain’ (just bloody well explain!). And that tendency of Labour politicians to preface pretty… Continue reading

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The confusion of Ukip’s immigration policy

31 March 2015 17:09

Immigration is a pretty important driver for voters who turn to Ukip. So you would have imagined that the party might have spent a while really making sure that its… Continue reading

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Does David Cameron’s new jobs plan mean recruiting a million more immigrants?

31 March 2015 8:50

The Conservatives have offered a rather peculiar new pledge: another two million jobs. They are right to focus on their record job creation, as I outlined in my Spectator cover… Continue reading

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Labour’s most shameful mug? It has to be Diane Abbott

30 March 2015 16:30

This is an extract from Hugo Rifkind’s column in the next issue of The Spectator, out on Thursday: The Labour party has put its five core election pledges on mugs.… Continue reading

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Ukip Leader Nigel Farage Fails To Turn Up At Rally

Convince a generation that Ukip resemble the Nazis and you can make them do anything

26 March 2015 11:22

There was something genuinely frightening about the disturbance aimed at Nigel Farage and his family this weekend; what’s scary is that there seem to be so many people in our… Continue reading

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The Boris approach

21 March 2015 11:46

It is sometimes easy to forget that Boris is more than just a personality, that he has policy views too. In interviews with The Mail and The Times this morning,… Continue reading

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Will Gordon Brown’s critics finally admit he was right about al-Qaeda’s ‘major terrorist plot’?

9 March 2015 13:48

There are not many things to celebrate about Gordon Brown’s time in office. He was a vilified leader; often quite rightly so. His Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, did not fare… Continue reading

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Never mind Ukip’s immigration policy, Britain has an emigration problem

5 March 2015 10:50

Ukip has unveiled its new Aussie-style immigration policy, just a week after the latest bad immigration news for the government. The news was bad only in a sense, as high immigration… Continue reading

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Ukip dumps its 50,000 immigration target – could this help the Tories?

4 March 2015 8:42

It was a bit rich of George Osborne to tease Nigel Farage for ‘a novel approach to policymaking’ for dumping Ukip’s previous commitment to a 50,000 cap on the number… Continue reading

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Can the Tories really make another net migration target?

3 March 2015 8:54

Why is Theresa May doggedly sticking to the Tory net migration target, even when it has failed so badly in this Parliament? Her Tory colleagues might be asking why she’s… Continue reading

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Immigration threatens to overshadow Tory housing week

2 March 2015 8:42

It’s supposed to be the Tory housing week, with David Cameron setting out plans to double the number of discounted starter homes to 200,000. It’s an important, salient issue to… Continue reading

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UKIP Spring Conference

Steven Woolfe tells us what Ukip doesn’t believe about immigration

27 February 2015 13:23

You might think that Ukip’s immigration spokesman Steven Woolfe had the easiest portfolio in the party. After all, as the ComRes/ITV poll showed yesterday, Ukip is already the most trusted… Continue reading

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The footprint of Britain’s immigrants – and emigrants – is important

26 February 2015 14:46

Half a million people. That’s quite a lot, isn’t it? I mean, half a million here, half a million there, why, soon you’re talking a million, which is even more… Continue reading

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Ukip is the most trusted party on controlling immigration

26 February 2015 14:17

Which party does the public trust the most to control immigration? ComRes/ITV News have released a new poll revealing it’s not the Conservatives — unsurprisingly given today’s figures. 36 per cent trust… Continue reading

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