Refugee crisis

Refugees deserve better than the Dubs scheme and Theresa May was right to end it

26 March 2017 19:51

The argument over the recently-abandoned Dubs scheme for refugees encapsulates what is wrong with the debate about what is, perhaps, the worst humanitarian…

The Spectator Podcast: Aid isn’t working

23 March 2017 12:48

On this week’s podcast, we consider how refugees could be better aided, whether David Cameron might be envious of George Osborne’s ‘retirement’,…

Germany remains a prisoner of its past

26 December 2016 10:00

In 1942, a man called Manfred Alexander turned up, unannounced, on my grandfather’s doorstep in Berlin. My grandfather knew him…

So Yvette Cooper, where are your refugees?

3 August 2016 11:15

Yesterday the Home Office won its appeal against a landmark ruling that allowed four Syrian refugees living in the main camp…

Listen: Nick Ferrari asks a squirming Yvette Cooper if she has taken Syrian refugees into her home

8 March 2016 10:53

Last year a host of celebrities and politicians alike slammed the government for their handling of the refugee crisis. As…

Spectator most-read: Trump’s defeat, life in the Royal Navy and ‘racist’ Oxford

5 February 2016 15:54

The Spectator’s fifth most-read article of the week was Nigel Farndale on what life was like on board a warship…

EU officials find that most of the ‘refugees’ are not refugees. What a mess

30 January 2016 12:03

Even EU officials are now finally admitting that a lot – or, rather, most – of the people we have…

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…

So governments can control the weather, but not our borders?

3 December 2015 15:48

Niall Ferguson wrote a piece recently comparing Europe’s situation to that of the Roman Empire during its late, decadent, sexual…

So Bob Geldof, where are your refugees?

2 December 2015 10:21

After photos emerged of three-year-old Syrian Aylan Kurdi’s body being washed up on a Turkish beach, the British public hit…

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…

Benedict Cumberbatch defends his ‘f— the politicians’ rant

10 November 2015 16:03

After Benedict Cumberbatch indulged in a foul-mouthed rant about the government’s response to the refugee crisis, he was criticised by several figures —…

Is Benedict Cumberbatch the new Russell Brand?

3 November 2015 14:06

With Russell Brand no longer an active revolutionary, having officially retired from politics after failing to make an impact on…

The EU is sucking up to Turkey to help reduce migration – but it could seriously backfire

15 October 2015 17:10

You might have thought, mightn’t you, that a million arrivals in a year to a single European country, Germany –…

Charity now begins at your second home

22 September 2015 11:51

Mitres off to the Archbishop of Canterbury for inviting ‘a family or two’ of refugees into his home. Well, not…

Merkel’s response to the refugee crisis has made the situation worse

14 September 2015 15:27

Having, effectively, unilaterally ripped up the EU agreement on how to handle refugees, Germany is now desperately trying to re-impose…

Angela Merkel is making the refugee crisis worse

10 September 2015 15:41

There have been plenty of bad decisions taken by European politicians in the last few years. But few will cause…

Podcast: Angela Merkel’s mistake on refugees — and is Tom Watson Labour’s saviour?

10 September 2015 8:47

Angela Merkel’s offer to welcome any Syrian refugees who reach Germany will have far reaching, potential devastating consequences. On this week’s View…

Cameron’s refugee announcement overshadowed by drone strike in Syria

7 September 2015 18:09

David Cameron’s statement that Britain will take 20,000 Syrian refugees over the course of this parliament was overshadowed by his…

David Cameron confirms Britain will take ‘thousands more Syrian refugees’

4 September 2015 10:41

One of the notable things about David Cameron in the months after winning the election has been quite how impatient…