Over the last five days the leaders of three political parties have made speeches about immigration. Cameron’s latest speech suggests that there is now a race to the bottom on immigration.
Migrant workers have been key to the recent success of intensive horticulture and food processing. Without them, many businesses in these sectors would have gone under. It is time the migration debate acknowledged the contribution made by low-skilled migrants.
Over the last two weeks in Eastleigh, UKIP forced home the message that uncontrolled immigration is an inevitable consequence of the UK’s membership of the EU. It’s time for progressives to leave the bunker, stop sounding weak, introspective and contrite and get out there and argue the case for migration.
The debate over Bulgarian and Romanian migration shows that concerns about immigration are now inevitably intertwined with attitudes to EU membership.
Following this week’s IPPR paper on the subject, Jill Rutter looks at the principles of migration policy.
Jill Rutter writes on migration issues and through IPPR will be publishing a paper on integration in February 2013. A month after Ed Miliband’s speech on migrant integration and nearly 12 months after his Department published its integration strategy, Eric Pickles made his first speech on this issue in a speech hosted by Policy Exchange [...]
Ed Miliband’s speech on immigration and integration today talks about real policy issues, and is not just designed to play to the concerns of the tabloid media.
Jill Rutter reports on the latest release of Census 2011 data – and the latest media panic about immigration.
The latest migration statistics show the UK Border Agency is still not fit for purpose; where there are failings, the home secretary must be held to account.
Jill Rutter writes about the need to save the NHS Cancer Networks, arguing NHS strategy is not bureaucracy.