Immigration

Working with Democrats: Donald Trump’s latest plot twist

16 September 2017 11:50

While Donald Trump seeks to cut a deal with the Democrats on immigration, his detractors on the right are starting…

Do we really want restriction on German immigration?

7 September 2017 13:32

At my nearest library recently there was an art exhibition featuring the works of local school children on the subject…

Debunking the ‘Brexodus’ myth

28 August 2017 11:59

A new word has entered the lexicon – Brexodus – to reflect the claim that Europeans are leaving in droves…

The Left don’t mind hating immigrants – so long as they’re rich

1 August 2017 12:19

It seems a long time ago that Jeremy Corbyn made an impassioned defence of immigration from both within and outside…

The confusion over immigration shows the government is being pulled in three directions

27 July 2017 18:13

Another day, another mixed message from the government over its position on Brexit. This time it’s immigration that has become…

Why Priti Patel is wrong about overseas aid and immigration

9 July 2017 11:26

The Empire for International Development has a tough job justifying its deeply unpopular budget. In recent years, it has made out that…

The public vs the politicians

2 July 2017 9:00

These are difficult times across Europe. From the endless iterations of the eurozone crisis to the Brexit negotiations beginning in…

Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975. Can someone tell the Tories?

15 June 2017 12:09

British government may not be strong and stable but the economy is still the most formidable job creating machine in…

Nigel Farage will always have more power outside Parliament

21 April 2017 13:14

It’s easy to mock Nigel Farage over his decision to turn down an ‘easy win’ in Clacton or some other…

What the papers say: How Project Fear failed to materialise

18 April 2017 8:45

Exactly a year ago today, George Osborne was busy unveiling the Treasury’s famously doom-laden analysis about Brexit. Now with his…

What the papers say: Could free movement from the EU end next month?

27 February 2017 8:34

‘Take back control’ was the mantra of the Brexit bunch during the referendum – but eight months on, Britain is…

Brexit isn’t to blame for the Polish exodus

23 February 2017 13:03

I guess the hate crime epidemic that gripped Britain after Brexit hasn’t put that many people off, with new figures…

What the papers say: The good and bad news about Britain’s booming jobs market

16 February 2017 8:41

More Brits then ever are now in work, with the proportion of the working age population in jobs hitting 74.6…

Trump may lose this legal battle – but he can still win the political war

10 February 2017 10:44

Donald Trump now looks the weakest US president of recent times. His approval rating is historically low for a new…

Shock horror! Many Europeans agree with Trump on Muslim immigration

8 February 2017 21:19

Well, now… would you just look at this. I’d read it here if I were you because I suspect it…

Airbnb relies on discrimination. So why is it so bothered by Trump’s travel ban?

6 February 2017 13:17

Much of the fiercest opposition to the Trump regime has come from large corporations. The most recent example is Airbnb, whose…

Nine questions those protesting against Donald Trump’s immigration ban must answer

31 January 2017 14:23

I wonder whether there might be any long-term effects from shouting ‘racist’, ‘fascist’, ‘misogynist’ all the time? It is possible…

Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ is nothing of the sort, but what the hell is going on?

31 January 2017 12:42

Among Donald Trump’s many neologisms is the ‘What the hell is going on’ evidentiary standard. It was introduced by Trump…

Full text: Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech

10 January 2017 15:57

Listen to the whole speech here: Whether you voted to Leave or to Remain, you voted for a better future…

Can Jeremy Corbyn reinvent himself as a Trot Trump?

10 January 2017 15:45

‘Populism’ is a useless word. By definition, anyone who wins an election is more popular than his or her opponents…

The mystery of Kent’s disappearing Polish shops

8 December 2016 11:08

Outside of London, the area in Britain that has seen the greatest settlement of eastern Europeans since 2004 has been…

‘British values’ are a load of old codswallop

7 December 2016 14:10

Sometimes a combination of news stories crop up that so perfectly sum up the spirit of the age, its absurdities…

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.…

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…

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…