Category: Immigration

Black and white picture of Jacob M Howard, a middle-aged white man sitting in a wooden chair wearing two dark coloured jackets over a white suit with a bow tie at the neck.

Why birthright citizenship should be defended

Last week it was announced that Donald Trump favoured ending the automatic American citizenship of anyone born in the USA, which a number of conservative politicians claimed was constitutional although it clearly violates the...

Shane Ridge case: Shurely shome mishtake

Update: The Home Office has apologised after it established that Shane Ridge was indeed automatically a British citizen. I’ve filed this under “Immigration” even though the ‘immigrant’ in question, Shane Ridge from Colne, Lancashire,...

The Sun on migrants: vagrants, cockroaches, a disease

Yesterday the Sun published an article by Katie Hopkins, former Apprentice contestant and professional loudmouth and bigot, suggesting that we “use gunships” to tackle the problem of migrants coming across the Mediterranean in unsafe...

Discriminatory on every level

Man faces deportation as UK wife’s salary too low Last week a couple found out that they had been refused the right to settle in the UK and would have to split or resettle...

No, it’s not fascism

Recently there has been some well-deserved condemnation on blogs and Twitter feeds that I read about the British government’s attacks on immigration, which took the form of vans telling people who are in the...

Perfidious Albion

BBC News - Leading music college loses border licence Point Blank Music College, a well-regarded college which seems to specialise in modern music (teachers include DJ Pete Tong, alumni include Goldie and Leona Lewis)...

Ex-soldier facing expulsion over 2010 fight

BBC News - Fijian-born soldier Isimeli Baleiwai fights to stay in UK (also at Channel 4 News) Isimeili Baleiwai served in the British army for 13 years, seeing action in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Iraq...

Two examples of UK immigration madness

A tale of two stories (about which I hope I’m wrong) | Minority Thought The two stories are about two people, a man from Jamaica who moved here in the 1960s with his father,...

Seize their buildings

Earlier today I watched the Dispatches programme, Britain’s Secret Slaves (in the UK, you can watch it on their 4oD service), about the mistreatment of domestic workers in the UK. The first half, roughly,...