Asylum seekers

There’s a reason why Middlesbrough asylum-seekers’ doors are red, and it’s not ‘apartheid’

21 January 2016 12:04

Was there ever a less convincing scandal than the revelation that a landlord who rents houses to G4S for housing asylum-seekers…

The shocking rise of anti-refugee attacks in Sweden

13 November 2015 14:50

Sweden, perhaps the most open country in the world, is on course to take almost 200,000 asylum seekers this year. Adjust for…

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…

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…

Podcast: Refugees, Ed Miliband and the Thames

6 November 2014 9:59

Britain’s appalling record on refugees is a moral failure, and a national disgrace, says Justin Marozzi in this week’s issue…

We need to know much more about ISIS’s ‘British’ jihadists

19 June 2014 13:15

The social media exchanges of British jihadis in Syria and Iraq, as just revealed, are perfectly riveting, don’t you think?…

Exodus by Paul Collier – my political book of the year

1 January 2014 12:40

Paul Collier is an Oxford economist specialising in the poorest African economies, and the striking thing about his important book on…

Nigel Farage is right – let the Syrians come, but let them stay

30 December 2013 11:27

It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that Nigel Farage has appeared to out-leftie the three main parties on the…

Nigel Farage is right about Syrian refugees, but asylum should not be permanent

29 December 2013 23:05

There has been a stagey sort of surprise at the news that Nigel Farage has called for refugees from the…

David Cameron should confront Australia over Nauru asylum detention centre

11 November 2013 16:38

Walking a lap of the North Pacific island of Nauru would take you three and a half hours. One kilometre…

Another voice: Casablanca state of mind

22 June 2012 11:00

‘I don’t buy and sell human beings,’ says Rick to the rival club owner hoping to get the pianist Sam.…

Voters support lower immigration, but not the government’s policies

16 October 2011 18:20

A major new survey of public opinion on immigration, published today by the recently-established Migration Observatory, should prove troubling reading…

More questions for UKBA

29 August 2011 10:53

The Home Office and the UK Border Agency (UKBA) completed the review into the asylum seekers legacy backlog ahead of…