refugees

The Norway model: a new approach to immigration and asylum

25 November 2017 15:21

Germany is this weekend seeing whether or not Angela Merkel will be able to form a government as she deals…

The Spectator Podcast: Merkel’s crack-up

23 November 2017 14:55

On this week’s episode, we look at the situation in Germany, and whether Angela Merkel can hold things together. We…

Yvette Cooper fails to practise what she preaches

19 April 2017 16:06

Yvette Cooper was the surprise star of PMQs today after she made the Prime Minister squirm with a stinging question…

In defence of aid

2 April 2017 10:30

Paul Collier is right to say that the refugee crisis will not be solved with tents and food alone. But…

Trump’s 2020 campaign has kicked off – and Starbucks seem to be running it

30 January 2017 15:12

I am no fan of Donald Trump, but I can stand far enough back from his presidency to see that…

Christianity is at the heart of the secular left’s response to refugees

30 October 2016 10:06

Say what you want about Owen Jones – and I might well agree with you – but he is admirably…

The Calais Jungle ‘child refugee’ conundrum

19 October 2016 11:05

You just have to look at the faces of the migrant ‘children’ who have begun to arrive in Britain over…

Ministers have lost the political argument on child refugees

4 May 2016 11:26

Why is the government preparing for a U-turn on accepting more unaccompanied child refugees? George Osborne was speaking this morning…

Norway syndrome: a new condition for Western victims of rape

8 April 2016 17:10

Here is a story that needs little extrapolation. A male left-wing politician in Norway – Karsten Nordal Hauken – has…

Welcome to Luvvie Island: a haven for virtue-signalling celebrities

8 March 2016 14:54

It was six months ago this week when Nicola Sturgeon heroically admitted she’d be ‘happy’ to have a refugee move…

Ai Weiwei’s Aylan Kurdi image is crude, thoughtless and egotistical

1 February 2016 16:09

Last September a photograph of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed up on a beach near Bodrum made headlines around…

Our leaders should read history books – but not just ones about the Nazis

28 January 2016 17:31

If I was in charge of the Home Office I’d employ someone whose sole area of expertise was Hitler’s Germany and…

How can we defend our liberal heritage by abandoning its values?

24 November 2015 16:04

Yusuf, when I last saw him, was still smiling, a middle-aged man with the greying pony-tail of a rock roadie.…

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…

We can’t just base our refugee policy on what makes us feel better

9 September 2015 19:00

People across Britain wept when we saw the picture of little Aylan Kurdi’s body on a Turkish beach. We later heard of his…

The plight of Syria’s refugees deserves more than your good intentions and virtue signalling

6 September 2015 14:26

I suppose it should not be a surprise that the virtue signalling over the appalling plight of Syrian refugees displaced by that…

Yvette Cooper attacks ‘cowardly’ government and says Britain should take 10,000 refugees

1 September 2015 11:46

Yvette Cooper has just given a rather fine, bold speech on the refugee crisis. Some reading will disagree with her…

Yet another tragedy in the Mediterranean. Here’s an actual rescue plan

6 August 2015 8:21

Another week, another appalling boat disaster in the Mediterranean, another round of the same tired row on migration. Yesterday a boat…

Is David Aaronovitch taking the piss out of himself?

30 July 2015 11:05

This job is getting harder and harder, because it is no longer possible to parody or satirise the blithe stupidity…

Ed Miliband should be careful when discussing foreign policy errors

24 April 2015 18:01

If someone accuses you of doing something that you haven’t done, there’s a really easy way of convincing them that…

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…

The bleak calculation made by the passengers on the Ezadeen

3 January 2015 10:51

Well, thank God they made it. The Ezadeen, formerly a livestock carrier and now adapted for its human cargo of…

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…

Winter is coming – the other terror stalking Iraqi Kurds

19 October 2014 11:51

The heroic Kurdish resistance in Kobane rightly commands headlines. A larger disaster, however, looms in Iraqi Kurdistan where – absent…

The Spectator on Britain’s treatment of refugees

30 January 2014 14:51

The British government has said it will allow in some of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees. The Home Office hasn’t specified…