The election delivered Conservative MPs located precisely in the industrial areas that are vulnerable to the government’s own policy of divergence.
How the Conservatives are winning and Labour losing the working class – a pattern that the latter’s leadership candidates are set to repeat.
If Downing Street doesn’t grip the campaign against Patel by allies of her Permanent Secretary and othes, it may spiral out of control.
Scotland set out its own proposals for a post-Brexit migration regime in January, but they have been rejected. Sarah Kyambi (Migration Policy Scotland) explains how Holyrood hoped to attract migrants to areas suffering from depopulation, and why the Home Office’s proposed salary threshold will make it particularly hard to encourage people to migrate to Scotland. … Continued
It really depends on what meaning the Government ends up giving to “approved sponsor”, “appropriate skill level”, and “shortage occupation”.
The new ‘Australian-style’ points system for migration is a policy founded on emotion rather than economic reality, write Paul James Cardwell and Sylvie Da Lomba (University of Strathclyde). It will not simplify the immigration regime and will leave businesses struggling to fill shortages. Was Brexit about immigration? For a short time after the referendum, Brexiters … Continued
The UK’s new immigration plan reveals plenty about the kind of country Boris Johnson wants to lead.
Home Office pours cold water on artists’ hopes of retaining free movement between the UK and the EU.
British government tells employers to ‘adjust’ to not being able to recruit low-skilled workers from Europe.
‘Simpler’ and ‘fairer’ visa regime will apply from January 2021.
Oficina Precaria of Scotland – is an organisation that deals with attention, support and advice (free legal support) to any migrant residing in Scotland. They offer free solidarity and support for people in a precarious employment situation as a casual…
Yet another failure to keep a clear promise would be deeply damaging, especially in the ‘Red Wall’.
Senior citizens, low-skilled workers, children and homeless people at risk of missing application deadline, activists say.
Since 2016, the amount of “hate crime” has probably gone down. The number of UK residents from other EU states has certainly gone up.
Migration Advisory Committee chair says advice should decrease immigration, but also lower rate of growth in population, employment and GDP.
Withdrawal from the EU provides a necessity and an opportunity to illustrate that the UK is “open for business”.
We need to control long-term immigration but also make it easier for entrepreneurs to visit the UK so that they can invest in and work with British companies.
We republish a personal Tory manifesto first published by this site almost exactly five years ago.
Downing Street eschews major Whitehall revamp in favor of ‘minor realignments.’
The spat over the UK’s use of a European border control database could impact security cooperation after Brexit.
Doing so would improve social integration, enhance the contribution that migrants make, and allay public discontent over immigration.
The legislative program includes laws covering fisheries, farming, financial services, trade and immigration.
The scale of his domestic ambitions and the legacy of the Iraq War suggest that his ambitions will be limited – for the moment at least.
Labour’s electoral defeat falls in between the Leave and Remain ideological poles, writes Raluca Bejan (St. Thomas University). She explains that while austerity is partially to blame for the result of the recent general election, so is the nationalist, anti-immigrant rhetoric that pervades British society. The results of last week’s general election in the United … Continued
To view Britain in such a way is to see a useless picture of the nation. Most people are Just About Managing. And they are our new voters.
One has to pinch oneself to remember that as recently as last July May was Prime Minister, Hammond Chancellor of the Exchequer and Gauke Lord Chancellor.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government.
“I don’t think the British people are hostile to immigration at all, but they do want it democratically controlled,” he says.
It could have been so different. He should have withdrawn his troops from all but a few seats in which the Tories had no chance of winning.
BBC presenter Andrew Neil told viewers the British prime minister ‘won’t sit down with us.’