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    1. May 25, 2015

      Cameron points migrant talent towards the exit

      Seen from a certain angle, David Cameron’s record on immigration is a good one. The UK public has longed for a prime...

    2. May 21, 2015

      David Cameron aims to cut inflow of non-EU skilled migrants

      David Cameron has set out plans to “significantly reduce” the number of skilled workers coming to Britain from outside...

    1. May 21, 2015

      Big jump in migrants to UK deals blow to Tory promise

      Net migration to the UK soared 52 per cent over the past year to 318,000, driven by increases in migrants from inside the EU...

    2. May 21, 2015

      Business travel from China falls 13%

      Business travel from mainland China to the UK dropped nearly 13 per cent last year, according to official statistics,...

    3. May 21, 2015

      David Cameron to announce crackdown on illegal immigrant labour

      David Cameron will announce on Thursday that the government will make illegal working a criminal offence and give police new...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Average UK workers pose a productivity puzzle

      There is an old joke about the Scotsman who moved to England and raised the average level of intelligence in both countries....

    5. May 18, 2015

      Overseas students contribute £2.3bn a year to UK, says study

      International students make a net contribution of £2.3bn a year to the UK economy in London alone and support 70,000 jobs in...

    6. May 15, 2015

      UK employers near limit on recruiting skilled migrants

      UK employers who recruit specialist workers from outside the EU face increasing curbs as an annual quota on skilled migrants...

    7. May 10, 2015

      UK warned by east Europe not to meddle with migrant rights

      Eastern Europe is warning David Cameron against meddling with “sacrosanct” migrant worker rights, as the newly re-elected...

    8. May 6, 2015

      General election: Parties avoid drawing attention to immigration

      On the streets of East Ham, deep in London’s east end, local resident Pat Garrahy wants to talk about immigration. This safe...

    9. April 16, 2015

      Nigel Farage’s challenge to mainstream Britain

      Nigel Farage, leader of the insurgent UK Independence party, aspires to be the man who determines the outcome of next...

    10. April 15, 2015

      General election: Ukip aims to revive flagging campaign

      Nigel Farage told voters at Wednesday’s manifesto launch that the UK Independence party is “the party with the money” from...

    11. April 14, 2015

      Pro-Europeans need to woo ‘anxious middle’ on free movement

      How should those who want Britain to stay in the EU talk about free movement of people? The issue will shoot to the top of...

    12. April 13, 2015

      Polish prince challenges Farage to duel or debate

      A Polish prince has challenged Nigel Farage to a sword fight or, failing that, a television debate over discrimination...

    13. March 30, 2015

      Some welcome trends on UK immigration

      As the UK general election campaign moves into a higher gear, many Britons will want their politicians to engage in honest...

    14. March 29, 2015

      Migration research challenges warning of record inflow to UK

      Fewer migrants have come to Britain in search of work during this parliament than under Labour’s final term in office, and...

    15. March 29, 2015

      Net migration negativity in the UK clouds a brighter picture

      Ever since the former prime minister Gordon Brown’s promise of “British jobs for British workers” shone a spotlight on the...

    16. March 15, 2015

      Ukip’s Tim Aker, the man who wasn’t there

      Polly Billington is tall, striking and friendly and she oozes the zest of the neophyte politician. “I’m Polly and I’d like...

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      March 11, 2015

      The myth of Scottish exceptionalism?

      The idea that a staunchly leftwing Scotland is ideologically different – and diverging – from England is among the arguments...

    18. March 8, 2015

      Rees-Mogg competes with immigrant candidate for Midsomer seat

      Midsomer Norton! Is there a placename in England so redolent of rural idyll? Of steam trains, thatched pubs and a contented...

    19. March 6, 2015

      Mixed blessings of immigration in God’s own country

      Symbols of prosperous migrant communities On a grassy bank above Manchester Road in Huddersfield, in the thin shadow of a...

    20. March 4, 2015

      Canadians move to the UK and Brits return the favour

      Last week, we learnt that net migration to the UK was at an all-time high, a slightly challenging statistic to emerge in the...

    21. March 4, 2015

      Wolverhampton and the shadow of Enoch Powell

      The main election candidates in Wolverhampton SouthWest are the sitting MP, the Conservative Paul Uppal, and his Labour...

    22. March 4, 2015

      Ukip commits to ‘normal’ levels of immigration

      Nigel Farage has committed the UK Independence party to reducing immigration to “normal” levels, but there were signs of...

    23. March 3, 2015

      Sniff out the truth on migration data

      I hesitated before deciding to contribute to the crowdfunding efforts of the Full Frontal Nerdity DVD (a show combining...

    24. March 2, 2015

      UK Conservative party to retain failed net migration pledge

      The Conservatives are to retain their commitment to cut annual net migration to “tens of thousands” at May’s general...

    25. February 28, 2015

      Pegida brings anti-Islam message to the streets of Newcastle

      Pegida, the German-based anti-Islamification group that has been branded racist by German chancellor Angela Merkel, held its...

    26. February 26, 2015

      UK net migration jumps 42% in blow to David Cameron

      David Cameron’s promise to reduce net migration to the “tens of thousands” before the general election has been blown apart...

    27. February 25, 2015

      Visa rules hamper UK tech start-ups, says migration committee

      Britain’s technology start-ups are at a disadvantage because visa rules block skilled workers from outside Europe, the...

    28. February 24, 2015

      OECD urges UK to loosen immigration controls on skilled workers

      The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has called on the UK government to loosen immigration controls on...

    29. February 22, 2015

      UK Conservative’s crass new plan to fight extremism

      The recent spate of terrorist attacks by Islamist militants in Europe has put all EU governments on alert. Britain is no...

    30. February 20, 2015

      Britons question value of proposed ‘British’ visa test

      What are British values? And does anybody have them? A debate on what it means to be British gained fresh force after...

    31. February 18, 2015

      May wins right to challenge Raytheon compensation

      Theresa May has won a first legal challenge against paying £224m compensation for a cancelled contract to US defence company...

    32. February 17, 2015

      The migrant story behind thriving global tech sector

      During a recent visit to Stockholm, I met several of the entrepreneurs behind the Swedish capital’s booming technology...

    33. February 12, 2015

      Farage launches Ukip election campaign

      Nigel Farage fought back against Conservative claims that voting for the UK Independence party would lead to a Labour...

    34. February 9, 2015

      If Britain goes: Counting the cost of ‘Brexit’

      Depending on who you believe, an exit from the EU could give a big boost to Britain’s economy or trigger a sharp drop in...

    35. February 5, 2015

      Pegida brings anti-Islam message to UK

      A German group that protests against the perceived “Islamification of the west” has announced plans to hold its first UK...

    36. January 13, 2015

      Flood of rich Chinese settle in UK

      The number of Chinese citizens who secured investor visas to the UK doubled last year as more and more wealthy people leave...

    37. January 6, 2015

      George Osborne quashes Theresa May student visa plan

      Theresa May’s plan to send home international students after they graduate has been quashed by chancellor George Osborne,...

    38. January 4, 2015

      UK hostility to migrants threatens London, says report

      British hostility to immigrants and the EU threatens London’s status as one of the world’s leading business cities,...

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