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  1. September 12, 2014

    Theresa May to relax UK transit visa regime

    Theresa May is to relax the UK’s transit visa regime to encourage more air passengers – particularly from China – to travel...

  2. September 5, 2014

    Migrants cling to their dreams as tension grows in Calais

    It has taken Elsheikh Ibrahim almost a third of his life to reach Calais. The journey, which included four years working in...

  1. September 4, 2014

    Calais mayor criticises Britain over migrants

    The mayor of Calais launched a tirade on Thursday against the UK government, accusing it of ignoring the growing problem of...

  2. September 4, 2014

    Europe’s growing refugee burden

    The huge flow of illegal immigrants coming into the EU is fast becoming one of the biggest challenge facing the bloc’s...

  3. September 3, 2014

    Growth in jobs outstrips rest of EU

    The UK has seen more net employment growth over the past four years than the rest of the EU put together, according to...

  4. September 1, 2014

    Cameron’s uneasy peace on Europe at risk

    Is the Conservative party heading for another meltdown on Europe? With memories still uncomfortably fresh of the infighting...

  5. September 1, 2014

    Cameron faces pressure from eurosceptic MPs

    David Cameron is facing increasing pressure from eurosceptic MPs to repatriate powers over immigration policy, amid reports...

  6. August 28, 2014

    Cameron’s problem over immigration

    David Cameron’s immigration policy has always boiled down to one key pledge. He has promised to reduce annual net migration...

  7. August 28, 2014

    EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

    David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

  8. August 27, 2014

    Germany considers capping child benefit for migrants

    Migrants to Germany from other EU states may have child benefit capped at levels paid in their home countries, under...

  9. August 26, 2014

    Abolish the ‘illegality industry’ at Europe’s borders

    Crisis is the word at the rich world’s frontiers. At the UK borders, migrants are prised out of shipping containers or...

  10. August 25, 2014

    Clegg calls for relaxation of visa rules in battle for skilled workers

    Nick Clegg has called for a relaxation of visa rules for students and IT workers from India and other non-EU countries, amid...

  11. August 19, 2014

    Raytheon’s timeline of problems with UK border control

    2003: UK prime minister Tony Blair launches the eBorders programme, promising that the database of foreign travellers...

  12. August 13, 2014

    Strong UK economy lures more migrants

    The number of eastern Europeans employed in Britain from countries such as Poland, Latvia and Lithuania has increased by...

  13. August 4, 2014

    Nick Clegg to call for tighter migrant controls

    Nick Clegg will seek to tone down his reputation as the most Europhile pro-immigration political leader in Westminster as he...

  14. July 31, 2014

    UK sees surge in wealthy Russians with fast-track entries

    The number of wealthy Russians granted elite “investor visas”, which speed settlement in Britain, more than doubled in the...

  15. July 29, 2014

    David Cameron to halve time that EU migrants can claim benefits

    David Cameron will announce plans on Tuesday to halve the time that European migrants can claim British benefits, in a drive...

  16. July 17, 2014

    David Cameron opposes Donald Tusk for senior EU job

    David Cameron has opposed the suggested appointment of Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, to a top EU post amid fears...

  17. July 8, 2014

    EU migrants add £22bn to UK finances

    Migrants from the EU have made a £22bn net contribution to UK public finances and have not hurt the job prospects of British...

  18. July 3, 2014

    Visa curbs on highly skilled migrants hit UK talent pool

    UK risks missing out on brightest minds in global talent hunt Government curbs on highly skilled migrants have shrunk the...

  19. July 3, 2014

    Study backs up business fears over UK migrant clamp

    Six months into his premiership, David Cameron set out his vision for tougher border controls, arguing that it was...

  20. July 2, 2014

    French police make fresh move on Calais migrants

    Two weeks ago, Haile from Ethiopia managed to smuggle his wife and two children on to a truck waiting at the French port...

  21. June 24, 2014

    Language test abuses by overseas students spur criminal inquiry

    Nearly 50,000 overseas students in the UK have obtained English language certificates fraudulently in order to extend their...

  22. June 17, 2014

    Londoners ‘more welcoming’ of immigration

    More than half of Londoners welcome foreigners as good for the economy compared with just over a quarter of people elsewhere...

  23. Off Message

    June 17, 2014

    The immigration dilemma

    Earlier this month, I was chatting about immigration with a supporter of the United Kingdom Independence party. He wanted...

  24. June 16, 2014

    UK moves to streamline tourist visas for Chinese

    Under pressure from Beijing to simplify its visa system, Britain has announced that Chinese tourists will be able to use the...

  25. June 7, 2014

    May aide quits as Gove apologises

    David Cameron has taken personal charge of dealing with “serious” allegations of extremism in Birmingham schools, on a day...

  26. June 3, 2014

    Cambridge vice-chancellor attacks UK migration targets

    The vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge has criticised government immigration controls, saying he “abhors” the...

  27. May 28, 2014

    Be a school mentor to see beyond the EU poll

    How should business respond to Europe’s electoral earthquake, which saw anti-immigration parties top the polls in the UK,...

  28. May 28, 2014

    French police dismantle migrant camps in Calais

    Migrant camp dismantled French police backed by bulldozers moved on Wednesday to dismantle makeshift camps in the northern...

  29. May 27, 2014

    Ed Miliband attacks ‘simple’ solutions of Ukip

    Ed Miliband admitted in a speech on Tuesday that the previous New Labour government had failed to address people’s concerns...

  30. May 22, 2014

    Rise in net migration to UK sparks political row

    The level of long-term migration to the UK showed no “statistically significant” change last year – underlining the...

  31. May 22, 2014

    The debate about immigration to Britain is over

    The quarterly immigration figures released yesterday remain stuck at double the Conservative target of about 100,000 net...

  32. May 19, 2014

    Mitie wins contract to run UK immigration centres

    Mitie, the FTSE 250 outsourcer, further increased its market share in British government services with a £180m, eight-year...

  33. May 14, 2014

    EU migration data fuel political debate

    The number of Romanians and Bulgarians employed in Britain has fallen slightly since controls were lifted in January,...

  34. May 12, 2014

    Conservatives still fail to grasp the minority vote

    Conservative MPs who fancy themselves as no-nonsense should spend a day with the patriarch of an Asian household. Tories who...

  35. May 6, 2014

    Eurosceptics: Beyond the fringe

    The rise of Farage and Ukip Nigel Farage almost did not survive the last general election. The aeroplane crash that nearly...

  36. May 6, 2014

    UK non-white minority could double by 2050

    People from ethnic minority backgrounds could potentially double in numbers to up to 30 per cent of Britain’s population by...

  37. April 28, 2014

    Boris Johnson attacks ‘deceit’ on Europe

    Boris Johnson has made a veiled attack on David Cameron’s plan to cut net migration to the “tens of thousands”, claiming...

  38. April 23, 2014

    Former New York mayor urges UK to welcome migrants

    Michael Bloomberg, former New York mayor, has urged Britain to keep its doors open to immigrants, arguing that new arrivals...

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