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Where are the government going on immigration?

1 December 2016 17:35

Today’s net migration figures are still at their record level of just over a third of a million a year.…

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Immigration reaches record high – but what does that really tell us about Brexit Britain?

1 December 2016 11:14

How much do the net migration figures mean these days? The Office for National Statistics released its latest migration estimates…

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Labour’s Matt Damon problem

30 November 2016 16:01

One of the crueller caricatures in the 2004 satirical film ‘Team America: World Police’ is a little puppet of Matt…

YouGov Brexit Discussion In Berlin

Listen: Stephen Kinnock grilled on Labour’s immigration policy on Today

30 November 2016 11:43

After Ukip’s new leader Paul Nuttall said he planned ‘to replace the Labour party and make Ukip the patriotic voice…

Theresa May’s passage to India

7 November 2016 14:45

When a Prime Minister flies off abroad with a few business-leaders it is seldom worthy of comment. Such trade missions…

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Corbyn leaves Ukip an open goal, and they miss it

8 October 2016 10:31

Jeremy Corbyn is taking Labour ever further away from its traditional working class voters in the north and the midlands.…

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The immigration debate shouldn’t be sugar-coated

22 September 2016 12:03

Do you like Skittles? Do you like them so much you’d eat one from a packet even if you knew…

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What we learnt about Brexit from Theresa May today

7 September 2016 15:57

Theresa May began her statement on the G20 by talking about Brexit. She insisted that she wasn’t going to give…

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Is May dropping the ‘Leave’ campaign’s immigration policy?

5 September 2016 7:53

‘Brexit means Brexit’, Theresa May has repeatedly reassured us. But it seems Brexit might not mean an introduction of a…

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The Cabinet’s Brexit talk

3 September 2016 10:32

So, where are we at on Brexit? Well, we know that Theresa May wants immigration control as part of the…

The Spectator podcast: The Swedish model. How not to welcome refugees

3 September 2016 9:48

For a certain type of social democrat, no country gets them quite as hot and bothered as Sweden. As Toby…

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Trump’s immigration rhetoric is more subtle than his opponents realise

1 September 2016 13:07

To say Donald Trump ‘double-downed’ last night on his border rhetoric would be an understatement. He went full anti-illegal immigration…

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The Spectator podcast: The Swedish model. How not to welcome refugees

1 September 2016 8:02

For a certain type of social democrat, no country gets them quite as hot and bothered as Sweden. As Toby…

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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…

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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…

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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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Why is the government missing in action?

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…

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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…