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Immigration

Total 25 Posts

Asylum claim rejections show the UK government has little understanding of what people are fleeing – and it’s costing lives

5 min read
Many asylum applications are rejected on grounds that dismiss the dire situations in applicants’ countries of origin.

UK-France migration deal: How does Brexit factor into the plan to stop small boats?

5 min read
The new deal with France provides clear and compelling evidence that the way the UK chose to leave the EU actually meant a reduction in the ability to control irregular migration.

Creating a spectacle around people seeking asylum generates fear and chaos, not solutions

6 min read
Recent scenes at Victoria Station and Manston immigration centre are one way the government drives anti-migration sentiment. 12 years of Tory governance has pushed narratives that dehumanise vulnerable people, and turned the border into a spectacle.

Braverman’s brutal Britain

6 min read
It’s not May, Johnson, Truss, or Sunak that is the problem, it’s the entire detestable lot of them.

Britain and Belgium: Asylum crises as Albania slams the UK ‘madhouse’

4 min read
Most people who cross the English Channel leave their homes in search of a better life, freedom, respect, or a decent, assured income. But countries comply differently with their international obligations towards refugees.

Suella Braverman’s colour-coded stance... all red, white and blue

4 min read
Suella Braverman’s contentious declaration that southern England is facing an “invasion” of illegal immigrants, one of the oldest othering tropes in the book, was rightly met with a barrage of criticism this week. Rashmee Roshan Lall explains why.

Channel crossings: No “soundbite” or “three word answer”.

7 min read
I had a dream last night where I was briefing a Prime Minister about practical, humane, ways to reduce channel crossings. You could tell it was a dream because they actually listened.
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