Tag Archives: UK

UK Muslims face far-right revenge attacks

British Muslims fear they could become “sitting targets” for far-right violence following a spate of attacks on mosques and a spike in other reported hate incidents in the week since the murder of a British soldier on a London street. The most serious attack occurred in the east coast town of Grimsby on Sunday night […]

UK: Queen’s speech to feature new curbs on migrants from EU

David Cameron will today make his most concerted effort yet to prevent a stampede of his core vote to Ukip by unveiling measures to stem the flow of EU migrants to Britain, including imposing fines on private landlords if they do not check the immigration status of their tenants. Landlords will face fines of thousands […]

UK: New migrants will have to wait a year for legal aid

Foreign nationals are to be denied the right to obtain legal aid for civil cases until they have lived in Britain for at least a year, the justice secretary Chris Grayling will announce this week. In the latest example of a tougher approach on immigration, Grayling said the government was particularly keen to target people […]

European watchdog accuses Britain of shameful rhetoric on migrants

The debate over immigration in Britain has taken a worrying turn and is fuelling stereotypes and hostility towards migrants, Europe’s human rights watchdog has warned. Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, has said it is simply unacceptable to treat Bulgarian and Romanian citizens like a scourge and says it is time to blow the […]

Immigrants to EU countries less likely to live on benefits

Immigrants to the European Union are, for the most part, less likely to live on welfare than the native population, according to academic research due to be published which challenges the idea that benefits are a “pull factor” for migration. The study, Unemployment Benefits and Immigration: Evidence from the EU, says there is no correlation between levels of unemployment […]

Salmond names Scottish independence referendum date

18 September 2014. That’s the date that Scotland will vote on whether it should “become an independent country”. Alex Salmond made the announcement in the Scottish Parliament, where it was greeted with applause from SNP MSPs. Only 547 days to go… The most recent Ipsos MORI poll, published last month, showed 34 per cent of Scots in […]

Analysis: Under the skin of Britain’s neo-nationalists

In the aftermath of the English Defence League (EDL) rally in Manchester last Saturday, it is worth taking stock of how such an organisation has gained support, what it truly stands for and how it should be perceived within the spectrum of Europe’s far right. It should not simply be dismissed as a racist or […]