Tag Archives: Immigration

Strange times in French politics

Marine-Le-Pen-Jean-Marie-Le-Pen

With youth unemployment running at 24 per cent, it is unsurprising that people are being attracted to fringe ideologies which offer simplistic solutions.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , , | 24 Responses

Severe failings in the government’s crime checks for migrants

Border controlsj

Despite the Tories’ tough rhetoric on immigration, it is clear that they do not have a grip on the increasing demand for British visas.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , | 6 Responses

Why our government must be more generous with Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees 1-JPEG

Support for the Syrian Resettlement Programme is one small act that the government could take to show that compassion is a core British value.

Posted in Multilateral Foreign Policy | Also tagged , , , | 2 Responses

Policy groundhog day: On immigration, Cameron’s words were nothing new

David Cameron ncrj

If you take the long view on immigration policy, the similarities between Cameron’s speech and the language of immigration over the last twenty five years are striking.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , , , | 3 Responses

Three good things and three bad things from Cameron’s immigration speech

David Cameron ncrj

David Cameron’s immigration speech was more nuanced than it was briefed out beforehand. Rather than being yet another draconian crackdown, there were some welcome announcements. On that note, here are three good things and three bad things about the speech.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , | 27 Responses

Migrants come to the UK to find jobs, not to claim benefits

Theresa May no copyrightj

Until there is concerted action to revive the failing economies of southern and eastern Europe, there is little hope that the government’s net migration target will be met.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , , | 55 Responses

The St George’s Cross has become an emblem of the working class

England flag ncrj

Like a vote for Ukip, to fly the St George’s Cross is as much to declare one’s antipathy to the liberal, metropolitan well-to-do middle-classes as it is a protest against the EU.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , , , | 25 Responses

Migration Watch and the Daily Express are dangerously close to open racism

Express

What’s important to Migration Watch and the Express is not a baby boom as such, but a ‘foreign baby boom’.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , , | 55 Responses

Rochester’s concerns about immigration are bound up with failing public services

britishfuture

For the residents of Rochester, addressing their concerns about living standards, schools and healthcare would go a long way to dampening their worries about immigration.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , , , | 7 Responses

More migrants are becoming British citizens. And it could help to calm concerns about immigration

British citizenship

Settling down and ‘fitting in’ are valued deeply by migrants and long-settled residents alike.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , | 24 Responses