asylum seekers

Is the rest of the world still working from home?

12 August 2023 9:00 am

Scout’s honour Thousands of teenagers were evacuated from the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea as flooding, a heatwave and…

Suella’s Ascension Island plan doesn’t go far enough

7 August 2023 10:11 pm

There is nothing new under the sun. The idea of opening an asylum processing centre on the British overseas territory…

Hotel Rwanda: why does Kagame want to take in Britain’s asylum seekers?

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Why is Paul Kagame agreeing to accommodate Britain’s asylum seekers?

Britain must give Ukrainians an unconditional right to asylum

5 March 2022 9:00 am

During the Cold War, any citizen of a Soviet bloc country who made it to Britain and claimed asylum was…

A Canadian’s experience of the migrant’s ordeal

12 February 2022 9:00 am

No one boards an overladen dinghy and sets out across a choppy sea without very good reason. Laden into migrant…

The powerlessness of Priti Patel

6 October 2021 1:30 am

It is hard not to feel sorry for Priti Patel. She would surely have been a Tory conference darling at the…

Can Priti Patel’s asylum shake-up help Britain take back control?

26 March 2021 2:54 am

Every Home Secretary is forced to confront the cold political realities of the office. What they set out to deliver…

Why flee France?

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Pitching your tent for weeks on end in the cold and mud, with no power or plumbing. Running in a…

Nigel Farage is wrong: the French are doing us a big favour in Calais

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Last week Nigel Farage described the deal we’ve done with France over the refugee camp near Calais as a ‘humiliating…

Spectator letters: the answers Amber Rudd didn’t have

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Amber warning Sir: James Forsyth’s interview with Amber Rudd (‘The Amber Express’, 19 March) was very revealing, but also slightly…

If the migrant crisis goes on like this, there may be no EU for Britain to leave

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Imagine if Nigel Farage declared that police should be ready to shoot migrants trying to make it from Calais to…

Fun, disturbing and ultimately forgettable: Hangmen at Wyndhams reviewed

16 January 2016 9:00 am

It begins with a sketch. We’re in a prison in 1963 where Harry Wade, the UK’s second most famous hangman,…

Europe’s chaos vindicates decisions Britain has made

21 November 2015 9:00 am

To say that the Paris attacks could have happened in Britain is not enough. Such attacks are being attempted here…

Welcome to Italy: this is what a real immigration crisis looks like

20 June 2015 9:00 am

More than 50,000 boat people have arrived already this year, with many more expected

Did Radio 4 have to deal with the Germanwings disaster as it did?

4 April 2015 8:00 am

‘You can hear pretty clearly the sound of one of the helicopters and you can see it in the darkness,’…