migration

Turning rejects into champions – the miracle of Östersund FC

27 October 2017 11:26

In my Daily Telegraph column today, I write about the incredible story of Östersund football club. It hasn’t quite been…

Migration is complicated. Don’t pretend it’s not

10 September 2017 9:30

I expect you’ve already noticed it, but in case you’ve been living in a cave or an economics faculty for…

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…

What the papers say: It’s time for some Brexit clarity

9 August 2017 8:15

Ruth Davidson has called into question the government’s pledge to bring net migration down to the ‘tens of thousands’. The…

Italy’s patience with the migrant charities is wearing thin

3 August 2017 11:18

What to do about the charities who send boats to bring asylum seekers to the Italian coast? Save the Children…

From Italy to Sweden, Europe is dying

3 July 2017 16:23

In what I promise won’t become a regular feature, I thought it worth issuing an update under the heading ‘I…

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…

Sweden is divided in the wake of the Stockholm attack

13 April 2017 11:13

Last Friday, only hours after the terrorist attack in central Stockholm, police found themselves pelted by rocks in the city’s…

Europe should follow Britain’s lead on refugees

26 March 2017 13:00

When a humanitarian tragedy disappears from our newspapers, there are two possibilities: that the crisis is over and life for…

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…

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…

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…

Labour asks the Government 170 questions about Brexit. But has no answer on migration

12 October 2016 9:42

Labour wants to ask the Government 170 questions about its plan for Brexit. Yet when it comes to answering questions…

Today’s net migration figures show the huge task facing Theresa May

25 August 2016 10:30

The good news for the Government is that net migration is down. The bad news? It’s down by so little…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

With an 18-point lead in the latest poll, momentum is with the EU ‘in’ campaign. 

29 January 2016 17:59

Why is David Cameron having such trouble persuading Jean-Claude Juncker to give in to his minimal demands for EU reform?…

Taharrush Gamea: has a new form of sexual harassment arrived in Europe?

14 January 2016 12:27

The Swedish and German authorities say they have never encountered anything like it: groups of men encircling then molesting women…

Why are feminists refusing to discuss the Cologne sex attacks?

7 January 2016 15:44

Regardless of the background of the men who carried out the attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, it is…