Has Germany finally shaken off its dark past?

6 January 2024 9:00 am

‘When it comes to helping others, we are the world champions’, one politician declared in 2015. But Merkel’s welcome to immigrants was pragmatic – and anti-Semitism is on the rise again

Enemy of the Disaster: Selected Political Writings of Renaud Camus, reviewed

11 November 2023 9:00 am

The French writer does not accept that all incomers to his country can be truly ‘French’, and considers the dramatic change of population an unprecedented disaster

The misery of the Kindertransport children

4 November 2023 9:00 am

Wrenched from their parents and familiar surroundings, the young refugees found safety in Britain, but were tolerated rather than cherished, says Andrea Hammel


26 August 2023 9:00 am


19 August 2023 9:00 am

Sunak can’t blame landlords for not stopping illegal immigration

7 August 2023 11:34 pm

Small companies will face massive fines for not checking the papers of everyone they hire. Landlords will be put out…

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…


8 July 2023 9:00 am

Broken dreams

8 July 2023 9:00 am

Interviewing the Continent’s refugees and poorest rural inhabitants, Ben Judah reveals a world far removed from Brussels politics or Eurovision optimism

The myths around immigration

20 May 2023 9:00 am

After the media bigged up the expiration of America’s Covid-era Title 42, which enabled the US to block entries into…

Why Sunak would find it tough to lose Braverman

1 November 2022 6:32 am

The safest place for a minister in a crisis is meant to be the despatch box. The thinking is that…

Liz Truss is a liberal. So how will she approach immigration?

27 September 2022 12:01 am

Should Tories already be feeling buyer’s remorse over their new leader? It has been only 20 days since Boris Johnson,…

We shouldn't accept the Channel crossings

24 August 2022 2:18 am

Yesterday, 1,295 people arrived in the UK by crossing the Channel in small boats. That is the highest daily total…

Letters: How to face death

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Be prepared Sir: The advice of Jeremy Clarke’s Aunty Margaret that he ‘must “get right with the Lord” as a…

Progressives, don’t cheer Rwanda’s setbacks

15 June 2022 8:40 pm

The last-minute halting of the first flight to Rwanda is humiliating for Boris Johnson’s government. An urgent interim measure from…

Is Boris willing to make the Rwanda plan work?

15 June 2022 1:12 am

Priti Patel’s first go at deporting migrants to Rwanda is turning before our eyes into one of those answers from…

In defence of meddlesome priests

14 June 2022 11:55 pm

The British constitution is best understood as a dinner party. Imagine the key institutions of national life personified and sat…

The police have bowed to the mob

14 June 2022 11:43 pm

On Saturday immigration enforcement officers went to Peckham to pick up a man suspected of overstaying his visa. When they…

A visit from Neanderthals: The Red Children, by Maggie Gee, reviewed

7 May 2022 9:00 am

This is the kind of novel that will be discussed jubilantly in the book clubs of places like Lib Dem…

Brexit’s potential is beginning to be realised

30 April 2022 9:00 am

The purpose of Brexit was to strengthen Britain’s ties with both the world beyond Europe and with Europe itself, but…

The Rwanda plan could save Boris

14 April 2022 10:10 pm

If you want to see what explosive growth looks like then I invite you to eschew all the old Covid…

How to fix Britain’s broken asylum system

20 March 2022 7:00 pm

Asylum is often seen as a simple morality tale—the generous spirited are in favour of it, the hard-hearted against. And…

Are Poles really against immigrants?

3 March 2022 3:25 am

Krakow The invasion of Ukraine is being felt across Europe. Already hundreds of thousands of displaced Ukrainians are spilling out…

A re-gift to Donald Trump

6 November 2021 9:00 am

For Democrats, like the ‘insurrection’ of January 6th, the Trump policy of separating illegal-immigrant parents from their children in 2018…