Immigration: good for whom?Event type:
Location: Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, Birmingham B3 3HG
As the UK prepares to lift working restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians, Birmingham City University – in association with BBC Radio 4 – is hosting a public debate to explore wider immigration issues. Posing the question “Is there such a thing as too much immigration?” the debate will be held at Birmingham Conservatoire on Tuesday 17th December.
For the high-profile debate, BBC Radio 4’s Ritula Shah will bring together migration experts, academics and members of the public, to explore and discuss whether there is any real benefit for the UK when it comes to immigration.
Paul Collier, the distinguished Oxford economist, and David Goodhart, director of the think tank Demos, have both recently published controversial books challenging the traditional thinking of the liberal left on immigration. The two men will go head to head with Migrant Voice director Nazek Ramadan and Susie Symes, chair of the Museum of Immigration and Diversity, in front of a live audience in one of the country’s most diverse cities – Birmingham.