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Channel 4 accused of stirring up ‘toxic’ debate over ‘Immigration Street’ series

Channel 4 accused of stirring up ‘toxic’ debate over ‘Immigration Street’ series

Channel 4 was accused of stirring up a ‘negative’ debate about immigration ahead of the general election and ‘ripping apart’ a community with its latest documentary-style reality TV show. A…

Locked up and shipped out: Fast track asylum

Locked up and shipped out: Fast track asylum

Last month, Channel 4 News reported the Home Office’s removal from the UK of a client of mine. She was a Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker, who claimed that she had been detained,…

Europe and the politics of migration

Europe and the politics of migration

During the European Parliament campaign, the economic, financial, social and identity crisis, in addition to the rise of populism, provided a backdrop for migration to come to the fore. This,…

‘Officers 1 Immigrants 0’: The mob mentality of the Immigration Bill

‘Officers 1 Immigrants 0’: The mob mentality of the Immigration Bill

I want to persuade you that our first task when faced with a social evil like the Immigration Bill is not just to condemn but to understand it.  I say…

Your right to be here: Asylum seekers, health tourism & human rights

Your right to be here: Asylum seekers, health tourism & human rights

On Wednesday David Cameron, in his speech to the rapidly disappearing Tory faithful, declared that the Immigration Bill coming before Parliament: ‘will make sure some simple and fair things, that…

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