Tag Archive for immigration

How Brexit offers a surprising opportunity for a new immigration consensus

'Can the desire for more control be combined with the aim that Britain will remain globally-engaged, in a common ground approach to post-Brexit immigration?' asks Sunder Katwala at the Conservative Progress 'Believe in the UK' conference

Our patchwork polarisation – and how to stitch it together

"Planet Remain and Planet Leave might be fewer light years apart than we tend to recognise," says Sunder Katwala in this speech at the University of East Anglia looking at how to heal post-Brexit divisions

National Conversation on Immigration

The National Conversation on immigration aims to hear the views of people all over Britain. For the whole of 2017 we’ll be in a different town every single week, in every region and nation of the UK, listening to what people think on the issue.

Inquiry: EU nationals living in UK should be given permanent residence

An independent Inquiry into the status of EU nationals in the UK after Brexit publishes its report today, recommending that those in the UK before Article 50 is triggered should get Permanent Residence.

ONS migration statistics: time to look to the future

A the ONS publishes new net migration figures, we should move on from debating the failings of the old, broken target, says Sunder Katwala, and focus on a plan for what our immigration system looks like after Brexit, when we should expect free movement to have come to an end.

Reactions to our proposal for a ‘preferential’ immigration offer to the EU

Heres how media and other voices responded to our new proposal for a preferential system for EU immigration to the UK.

A new immigration offer to Europe

In a new report today, 'Britain’s immigration offer to Europe', British Future sets out a proposal for a new, preferential system for EU immigration to the UK.

Immigration: what did we learn from Conservative Party Conference?

What did the Conservative Party's first conference after the referendum, and under new Prime Minister Theresa May, tell us about future immigration policy?

Which Brexit will we choose?

As ministers meet to brainstorm Britain's Brexit options, Sunder Katwala looks at the ideas on the table at Chequers

Net migration statistics: time for a ‘Reset’ on immigration policy?

New net migration figures, released today, show why the Government should use the Brexit 'Reset moment' for a comprehensive review of immigration policy.

What next after Brexit? Immigration & integration in post-referendum Britain

Consulting the public should form part of a comprehensive review of immigration policy after Brexit, says a new report

Disbanding the tribes – what the referendum told us about Britain (and what it didn’t)

There is common ground on the issue of immigration between Leave and Remain voters who disagreed on the referendum question, finds a new report from British Future,

An historic vote to Leave – and why we must now come together

The public vote to Leave the EU will be a test of political leadership - and of all of us as citizens too, writes Sunder Katwala

ONS statistics – net migration target surely dead if UK votes ‘Remain’ in June

Responding to May's ONS migration figures, Sunder Katwala says the net migration target is surely dead if the UK votes on 23 June to remain in the EU.

Immigration: the referendum conundrum

Will the EU referendum come down to the question of immigration versus economics? Sunder Katwala looks at new Ipsos MORI findings on on public attitudes to immigration and the EU referendum.

Call for ‘Common sense consensus’ on status of EU migrants after referendum

Organisations across the spectrum of views on immigration and the EU referendum debate joined forces today in a call for a ‘common sense consensus’ on the status of EU migrants already living in the UK after the referendum

Having your cake and eating it on immigration leaves voters feeling sick

Both sides in the EU referendum debate are trying to have their cake and eat it on immigration. It's a diet that's leaving voters feeling rather bilious, writes Steve Ballinger

Can Labour voices engage sceptical voters on Europe?

Advocates on all sides of the EU debate, including Labour voices, will need to do much more to reach the undecided voters who will determine the outcome of the referendum, says Sunder Katwala

Steven Woolfe – Reaching Out: the referendum challenge

In the run-up to the public vote, British Future will engage leading voices on all sides of the debate, asking them to set out the competing visions of the future which they believe can win the confidence and support of modern Britain. In this speech Steven Woolfe, UKIP immigration spokesman, sets out his view of the positive vision with which the Leave campaign can win the EU referendum.

Skills to pay the bills – why we need a return of the MAC

One doesn’t really have to read between the lines to see what the Migration Advisory Committee thinks about the risks to business and the economy of changes to skilled migration rules.