Sunder Katwala sets out why the government’s scheme to send people seeking asylum in Britain to Rwanda misreads the mood of the country – and will fail as a policy
Michael Gove is urged to extend Britain’s warm welcome to Afghan refugees still waiting for homes, in a letter from a broad coalition today.
Heather Rolfe looks at the new Ipsos immigration attitudes tracker results, and finds increasing public support for migration for work.
British Future Associate Fellow Jill Rutter writes about why her family has decided to offer a home to a Ukrainian refugee; and what the government needs to do to get this new scheme right.
Public support for welcoming refugees is part of a broader warming of attitudes to immigration that pre-dates the Ukraine crisis, according to the latest wave of the Ipsos/British Future Unbound Immigration Tracker.
The latest attitudes tracker survey presents a nuanced and somewhat hopeful picture of public attitudes towards asylum and refugees – and a counter to those arguing that the public demands only the toughest approach.
Sponsors of Ukrainian refugees should be allowed to name the individuals that they want to support in the UK, argues Sunder Katwala.
Jill Rutter looks at what the UK can learn from the response to the last major movement of refugees from a war in Europe – the break-up of Yugoslavia.
The government has been surprised by the breadth of public, political and media support for refugees this week, writes Sunder Katwala. They are playing catch-up, but it is not too late to get it right.
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