Saviours of souls: the heroism of lifeboat crews

10 February 2024 9:00 am

Helen Doe’s moving history of the RNLI celebrates the volunteers who, over the centuries, have risked their own lives for those in peril on the sea

Refugee lives: The Singularity, by Balsam Karam, reviewed

20 January 2024 9:00 am

The stories of two tragic mothers are interwoven in a haunting novel revolving around war, displacement, despair and the loss of children

Soapy and sentimental: Ken Loach’s The Old Oak reviewed

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Ken Loach has said The Old Oak will be his last film – he’s 87; the golf course probably beckons.…

Other worlds, other lives

12 August 2023 9:00 am

A scientist finds a way to access other realities and bequeaths the secret to her daughter. But a dangerous adversary is on the trail

Rishi Sunak is right about illegal migration

15 July 2023 9:00 am

The Illegal Migration Bill is having a distorting effect on the Tory party. It has put Theresa May and Iain…

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

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…

Refugee status: the social cachet of taking in Ukrainians

30 April 2022 9:00 am

The social cachet of taking in Ukrainians

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…

I’m taking in a Ukrainian

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Delighted though we all are that Benedict Cumberbatch has decided to allow a Ukrainian family to live in one of…

Which countries have ditched daylight savings time?

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Time for a change A bill before the US Senate would abolish daylight saving time. Some countries which have previously…

Border farce: Britain is failing Ukraine’s refugees

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Why is the UK putting up obstacles to deter Ukrainian refugees?

Boris Johnson rejects Europe’s open approach to Ukrainian refugees

12 March 2022 1:12 am

One of the most extraordinary (and moving) videos to have emerged since the invasion of Ukraine shows scenes at Berlin…

Why is Britain so useless at helping Ukrainian refugees?

9 March 2022 9:05 pm

Some MPs were in tears yesterday when President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the House of Commons, and understandably so, given the…

The myopic focus on racism at the Polish-Ukrainian border

5 March 2022 9:50 pm

There are already a hell of a lot of foreign correspondents and human-rights workers at the Ukrainian-Polish border – an…

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…

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…

How Turkey is fuelling the Belarus-Poland migrant crisis

11 November 2021 5:35 am

In the cold, damp forest lining the border between Poland and Belarus, thousands of refugees flown over from the Middle…

How the ancients handled refugees

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Hardly a day goes by without headlines about immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees. In the ancient world, movements of people were…

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

On the run from the Nazis: a Polish family’s protracted ordeal

31 July 2021 9:00 am

Writers of memoirs are often praised for their honesty — but how do we know? I found I did believe…

Actors will be in trouble if the Bridge Theatre's latest experiment catches on

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Flight has been hailed as a new form of dramatic presentation — prefab theatre. It’s great to look at. A…

The plight of the migrant: Crossed Lines, by Marie Darrieussecq, reviewed

5 December 2020 9:00 am

‘We should be living in a brave country and on a brave planet that bravely distributes its occupants,’ thinks Rose…

Migration in Europe is the ripple effect of the second world war

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Two words may pique the reader’s interest on the cover of this timely, panoramic history of Europe by the distinguished…

An inflatable boat with 47 migrants is rescued off Libya’s coast in January 2019. Credit: Getty Images

Desperate souls: Travellers, by Helon Habila, reviewed

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Death by water haunts the stories of Africans in Europe that flow through this fourth novel by Helon Habila. From…