Tag Archive for immigration

Is the Government on-point with an Australian-style immigration system?

People think of the 'Australian points system' for immigration as a selective policy that does let people in. It could be popular with voters - but can it work in the UK?

Government heading for new Windrush if it fails to guarantee EU citizens’ rights, Tories warn

'Repugnant' to move goalposts on EU citizens' rights, senior Conservatives tell party conference fringe

Brexit deal or Remain, Labour would defend free movement – fringe report

Labour’s new policy on Brexit would make the case for freedom of movement, whichever way a referendum went, British Future's conference fringe heard from Paul Blomfield MP, shadow spokesman on Brexit, and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy.

‘Britain never encouraged my Italian parents to become British’

‘Boris asked why my Italian parents didn’t become British – I said it’s because Britain never encouraged them,’ says chair of new citizenship inquiry

An open letter to the new Home Secretary

The new Home Secretary has an opportunity to make historic reforms to immigration policy that restore public trust on the issue, British Future has said in an open letter.

Immigration after May: What should the new Prime Minister change?

The new Prime Minister must make a ‘clean break’ from the immigration approach of Theresa May if they are to restore public trust on the issue, says a new British Future report.

Immigration White Paper: response

Response to the Government's new Immigration White Paper

We can find common ground on immigration – but politicians need to work for it

Speech by Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, at the Conservative Party Conference fringe 'Immigration after Brexit - is there common ground?' with ConservativeHome and PWC.

Response to the MAC report on EEA migration

The Migration Advisory Committee’s new report on the impacts of EEA migration is missing a vital element by failing to include the voices of the British public.

MAC report on international student migration – response

As the Migration Advisory Committee releases its findings on international student migration, new research from the National Conversation on Immigration shows public support for international students across the UK.

Public must get a hearing on immigration too, not just business

Shaping Britain's immigration policy for the future must be based on more than consultation with business. Yes, immigration must work for the economy - but it needs the consent of the public too. 

My Mother’s NHS Story, 1946 to Now

Nicholas Boston on the intertwining stories of the NHS at 70 and his mother, Stella, who migrated from Guyana in 1946 to become a nurse

Times letter: recognising Windrush Day

Nicky Morgan, David Lammy and Tim Farron are among the dozens of MPs, Peers and civil society leaders and organisations who have written to The Times today to mark Windrush Day.

What now for immigration policy at this ‘reset moment’?

Sajid Javid arrives at the Home Office at a 'reset moment' for immigration policy, writes Steve Ballinger

An open letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid starts his new role as Home Secretary at a moment of both challenge and opportunity, writes Sunder Katwala

National Conversation on Immigration in Northern Ireland

Brexit feels more ‘real’ to people in Northern Ireland than in England and immigration is a less polarising issue for the public, according to series of new reports released today from the National Conversation on Immigration.

Immigration speech by Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott – response

“Since the EU referendum there’s been a surprising lack of debate from both Government and Opposition on immigration. It is good that the Labour opposition wants to begin to fill that vacuum, though Diane Abbott did not take on the really big question today of whether and how to replace free movement after Brexit," says British Future Director Sunder Katwala