Immigration

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…

Boris and Priti can't blame France for the Channel migrant crisis

7 September 2021 9:17 pm

The sun is beating down again, the waves are less choppy in the English Channel and the small boats full…

Turning the tide: how to deal with Britain’s new migrant crisis

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How Britain can stem the stream of illegal arrivals

The ‘alpha migrants’ are here – why don’t we let them work?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

They’re bright, brave – and could help solve our labour crisis

Immigration is Joe Biden’s Achilles heel

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Having indulged an unhealthy interest in human migration for decades, I’ve been intrigued by how the number of illegal immigrants…

The UK’s immigration figures are a fantasy

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Journalists filing to deadline are apt to dig only so deep when googling for statistics, which in themselves are sometimes…

It’s time the British faced some uncomfortable truths, says Matthew d’Ancona

5 June 2021 9:00 am

As Britain starts its long Covid recovery, are deeper problems lurking beneath the surface? Matthew d’Ancona certainly thinks so, and…

Germany's growing extremism problem

19 May 2021 4:01 pm

On 2 June 2019, a German politician was found lying in a pool of blood outside his home in Hesse.…

Glasgow's immigration raid stand-off is nothing to celebrate

16 May 2021 9:35 pm

The rule of law is very simple: it means ‘everyone must obey the law’. Last year, much hay was made…

What Europe could learn from Britain’s new migration system

15 May 2021 9:00 am

While the EU’s former chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has no formal role in devising the bloc’s immigration policy, his…

A work of extraordinary delicacy, poignancy and tenderness: Minari reviewed

3 April 2021 9:00 am

In the summer of 2018, when film-maker Lee Isaac Chung was on the brink of giving up filmmaking and had…

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…

Immigration is no longer a political problem

5 March 2021 11:49 pm

Ask voters what the most important issue facing Britain is and just 2 per cent say immigration. Even when you…

Minority groups should ignore the anti-vax charlatans

6 February 2021 9:00 am

My great-great-grandmother, born on a Barbadian plantation and transported to what was British Guiana in the 19th century, gave rise…

A beastly cold country: Britain in 1962

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Like this author, I was happily snowbound at a beloved grandparent’s house during the big freeze that began on Boxing…