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    1. December 22, 2014

      Theresa May’s curb on foreign students is misguided

      Theresa May, Britain’s home secretary, has barely disguised her ambition to succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader. To...

    2. December 22, 2014

      Industry attacks proposal to make non-EU graduates leave UK

      Industry has attacked a proposal by Theresa May, home secretary, that students from outside the EU should leave the country...

    1. December 21, 2014

      Plan to expel non-EU graduates from UK attacked

      Leading universities have criticised plans being promoted by the UK home secretary that would force students from outside...

    2. December 21, 2014

      Rich Russians head for UK in record numbers

      Rich Russians are gaining entry to the UK in record numbers amid a worsening economic outlook in their home country. The...

    3. December 21, 2014

      Force foreign graduates to leave UK, May proposes

      Students from outside the EU will be forced to leave the UK after their course finishes under plans being promoted by...

    4. December 18, 2014

      Downing St ‘disappointed’ at residence ruling

      Residence permits issued by EU member states must be honoured by Britain, the EU’s top court has ruled, in another blow to...

    5. December 15, 2014

      Ed Miliband seeks to reassure on UK immigration

      The Labour leader has insisted the party has policies that will address voters’ concerns about immigration, after a leaked...

    6. December 12, 2014

      UK banks face fines for illegal migrant accounts

      Banks and building societies that open current accounts for known illegal immigrants will face fines or even ­criminal...

    7. December 11, 2014

      Nigel Farage, road rage and the ‘Top Gear’ political wing

      You have to sympathise with Nigel Farage, the leader of the anti-EU UK Independence party. There he was, stuck in traffic on...

    8. December 7, 2014

      Ageing Europe needs the new blood immigration brings

      In a Europe defined by ageing societies, shrinking workforces and stagnant living standards, immigration is both a partial...

    9. December 3, 2014

      UK hauliers hit by rising fines urge tighter controls at Calais

      Hauliers are meeting immigration ministers in Britain this week to press for tighter controls at the French port in Calais...

    10. December 1, 2014

      The migration numbers game

      Given the rambunctious immigration debate in countries around the world, it is tempting to believe that the globe is awash...

    11. December 1, 2014

      Will the liberal George Osborne please stand up

      For Samuel Johnson, “the first Whig was the devil”. Eighteenth-century England’s great man of letters had a Tory love of...

    12. December 1, 2014

      Obama is a lonely western liberal on immigration

      What should western politicians be most worried about: growth, inequality, the environment, education? To judge from today’s...

    13. December 1, 2014

      EU falls behind US as top destination for skilled migrants

      The EU has for the first time in more than a decade fallen behind the US as a destination for immigrants, according to new...

    14. November 28, 2014

      UK will still lure migrants, says business

      David Cameron is confident that his plan to clamp down on welfare for EU migrants will reshape Britain’s labour market by...

    15. November 28, 2014

      Relief in EU capitals at ‘reasonable’ UK plan to reduce immigration

      David Cameron has calmed the fears of many of his European allies about his plans to change Britain’s immigration laws by...

    16. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron’s EU migrant welfare curbs win broad approval

      David Cameron’s plan to restrict EU migrants’ access to much of Britain’s welfare system was met with broad approval from...

    17. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron returns to sense on EU migration

      David Cameron’s premiership has been dogged by the vexed questions of immigration and Europe. Under pressure from the rise...

    18. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron caves in to reality on immigration

      There is, it turns out, a limit to what David Cameron will do to pacify his Conservative party. In the weeks before his...

    19. November 28, 2014

      David Cameron announces benefits block to stem flow of EU migrants

      David Cameron has set out plans to exclude EU migrant workers from much of Britain’s welfare state in what he described as...

    20. November 27, 2014

      Number of E Europeans registering for national insurance soars

      After employment controls were lifted in January, the number of Romanians registering for UK national insurance increased...

    21. November 27, 2014

      Fear of immigration is no reason for Britain to leave Europe

      Can it make sense for the UK to leave the EU over its principle of free movement of people? The answer is: no. Immigration...

    22. November 27, 2014

      Net UK migration surges 43%

      UK net migration has risen 78,000 to 260,000 over the past year, definitively thwarting the Conservative party’s “no ifs, no...

    23. November 25, 2014

      Nick Clegg backs curbs on benefits for immigrants

      Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, has cleared the way for a coalition crackdown on the welfare paid to EU migrants,...

    24. November 25, 2014

      How to tackle immigration without risking the economy

      In the debate over European immigration, there is a circle we need to square. How can we give people confidence in the way...

    25. November 24, 2014

      Focus shifts to visa exit checks

      After admitting the UK is unlikely to hit its targets on reducing immigration, the government is trying to salvage some...

    26. November 24, 2014

      Cameron pressed to make key address

      David Cameron was trying to finalise his long-awaited speech on EU immigration on Monday, amid signs that the longer he...

    27. November 24, 2014

      UK measures to tackle illegal immigration increase anxiety

      High-profile UK initiatives to control illegal immigration are heightening tensions on both sides of the debate, according...

    28. November 23, 2014

      Theresa May admits targeted cuts in UK immigration ‘unlikely’

      Home secretary Theresa May has admitted the coalition is unlikely to keep its promise to achieve cuts in overall immigration...

    29. November 19, 2014

      Is UK destroying immigration advantage?

      Brynne Herbert When I moved to the UK from the US five years ago, one of the first things I noticed was that the two main...

    30. November 18, 2014

      German MPs say EU will never change migration policy

      An influential delegation of German MPs has attacked British prime minister David Cameron over his attempts to change EU...

    31. November 18, 2014

      Labour raises by-election stakes with crackdown on jobless migrants

      Jobless migrants from the EU would have to wait for two years before they could claim out-of-work benefits under a...

    32. November 17, 2014

      Tories should call off search for anti-Ukip strategy

      There is a default explanation for the rise of the UK Independence party, and it does not add up. According to this theory,...

    33. November 16, 2014

      Len McCluskey calls for Labour to attack Ukip

      Len McCluskey has urged Labour to step up its attacks on the UK Independence party amid signs that an increasing number of...

    34. November 16, 2014

      John Major suggests ‘a little help’ to control migrants to UK

      Britain should seek “a little help” to cope with short-term influxes of migrants from struggling European countries, Sir...

    35. November 14, 2014

      Ireland warns UK on freedom of movement curbs

      David Cameron will not be able to get other European states to sign up to fundamental changes to freedom of movement rules,...

    36. November 13, 2014

      John Major warns EU over ‘serious possibility’ of UK quitting

      There is a serious possibility that Britain could leave the EU, and it will be dissuaded only if allies make significant...

    37. November 13, 2014

      European migrants fill UK sandwich maker’s staff gap

      Jobs making sandwiches overnight in a Northampton factory for the minimum wage do not appeal much to local workers but are...

    38. November 12, 2014

      Cameron woos overseas big spenders with expanded visa service

      David Cameron is to expand Britain’s 24-hour visa service for wealthy visitors in an attempt to make the country more...

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