It is harder for liberal critics to impute racism, or undue severity, to a Home Secretary who herself belongs to an ethnic minority.
Posts Tagged: Refugees
Jihyun Park: Growing up in North Korea, I could have never imagined standing in the UK local elections. Here’s what I learnt.
Since I arrived in 2018, I have discovered so much about British politics – and the value of a name.
Enver Solomon: There is a wider lesson in Jihyun Park’s Conservative story for the Government’s refugee policy
Under the government’s New Plan for Immigration, there is a risk that people like her will be turned away, or only given temporary protection.
Councils would benefit from clarity on funding in order to provide sanctuary for more of the world’s most vulnerable people.
They fought with us. They stood by us and believed our promises about a better future and a better way of life. It’s time for us to stand by them.
Shaun Bailey MP and Abi Brown, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, join a timely discussion with the British Red Cross.
Local authorities have welcomed those seeking sanctuary and helped to integrate them smoothly into their new surroundings.
Channel crossings are undermining the Government’s narrative about ‘taking back control’ of immigration
The Home Office are clearly trying to counter the drip-feed of toxic stories, but the ultimate solution is not in their hands.
Radical: Five questions for Richards and Kearns about trans. Do they accept the difference between sex and gender?
The serious consequences and abuse that too many – from JK Rowling on – have faced for discussing these issues are worrying and wrong.
The greater the incentives for people traffickers, the more lives will be lost. The Australian approach is morally right.
Tony Smith: Expanding the UK’s refugee resettlement scheme is one way we can improve our border security
The Western World has consistently reduced its contribution to these schemes with people making increasingly dangerous journeys.
Subject to mutual agreement, we could establish an integrated UK/French border patrol to rescue migrants at sea and bring them to a place of safety.
David Burrowes: Our new relationship with Europe is an opportunity to show more compassion to refugees
I am troubled by signs coming from the UK-EU negotiations. We must not water down rights for those fleeing war, persecution and violence.
By all indications, the country’s citizens have been some of Europe’s most compliant in observing lockdown.
Javid is right about illegal immigration across the Channel – and his critics help to underline his point
Cynics suggest his leadership rivals stoked up this ‘crisis’ – if so, they (and outraged Labour MPs) might find their approach is backfiring.