The French will have to build a wall …

If Brexit in fact is actually happening – and so far it seems it is – then unsurprisingly, its spirit is gradually dying of its own contradictions. Immigration is just one area when taking back control means actually relying on the co-operation of the er, French. True we already rely on French co-operation, but that… Read more

A Fond Farewell to the UK from an EU27 Citizen? Part IV – class, racism and militarisation

Introduction In part I, I discussed origins, in part II three obvious differences between the UK and Ireland and in part III three differences which were less obvious. The final three, discussed in this post are ones whose power I had underestimated and thought were declining. The Royal Family, Class and Accents Racism and the… Read more

Net Migration to and from the UK

Net migration into the UK has become a very politicised  topic. It is worth however looking dispassionately at the numbers over the past 50 years or so. The numbers are taken from the ONS and available here. They only run to 2015, so are a few years out of date. Immigration patterns have changed considerably… Read more

Hostile environment for GB

The hostile immigration environment has consequences – even for the country itself. An Bloomberg article outlines how: Corina Cojocaru, Moldova’s economic counselor to the WTO, and her team were denied entry to the U.K. last year when they wanted to discuss their future relationship with Britain after it leaves the European Union. And Cojocaru has… Read more