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Rwanda deportations: the legal bids to stop first flight explained
A protester demonstrates against the Home Office’s Rwanda plan
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Rwanda deportations: the legal bids to stop first flight explained

Blanket legal challenges fail in run-up to take-off but individual asylum-seeker cases have more success
14 Jun 2022
What is the high potential individual visa scheme?
University graduates
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What is the high potential individual visa scheme?

Top graduates from around the world will be able to live and work in the UK for up to three years
31 May 2022
What is the Conservatives’ Common Sense Group?
John Hayes
In Depth

What is the Conservatives’ Common Sense Group?

The backbench pressure group is among a growing number vyying for political influence
24 May 2022
What is the church’s role in politics?
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury
Talking point

What is the church’s role in politics?

Archbishop of Canterbury doubles down on criticism of the government's Rwanda plan
27 Apr 2022
Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants
Migrants on the Channel
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Why record Channel drownings are unlikely to deter migrants

Desperation and hopes of a better life outweigh fears about perilous crossing
26 Nov 2021
‘The social care debacle has the same feel as the 1989 poll tax’
Poll tax riots
Instant Opinion

‘The social care debacle has the same feel as the 1989 poll tax’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 Nov 2021
‘A more balanced lifestyle for GPs leaves patients waiting longer for a diagnosis’
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‘A more balanced lifestyle for GPs leaves patients waiting longer for a diagnosis’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
12 Oct 2021

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What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?
Protester dressed as pig at Conservative Party conference
Today’s big question

What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?

Boris Johnson heightens farmers’ fury with bacon sandwich comments
8 Oct 2021
Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings
Home Secretary Priti Patel
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Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings

Insiders say Boris Johnson is asking ‘what the f*** is the Home Office doing’ about increase in arriving asylum seekers
11 Jun 2021
UK changes rules on child refugees
Immigration
In Brief

UK changes rules on child refugees

Polling reveals swing in public attitudes as government closes door to child migrants
26 Jan 2021
Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2
A crowded London street.
In Focus

Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2

New research suggests population has fallen by 1.3 million as foreign-born workers flee during pandemic
15 Jan 2021
Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan
Migrants
In Brief

Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan

Member states are split over new pact aimed at ending migration disputes
24 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘British hypocrisy’ causing migrant deaths
Asylum seeker
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘British hypocrisy’ causing migrant deaths

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 24 August
24 Aug 2020
Tory MPs demand overhaul of UK asylum system
Aslyum seeker
In Depth

Tory MPs demand overhaul of UK asylum system

Newly formed Common Sense Group of politicians urges Boris Johnson to ban refugees from ‘safe’ countries
24 Aug 2020
Reaction: China warns Britain over residency for Hongkongers
Hong Kong protests
In Depth

Reaction: China warns Britain over residency for Hongkongers

Chinese ambassador says UK’s offer to three million of the territory’s residents breaches international law
2 Jul 2020
Britain tops EU table for child asylum claims
Lesbos
In Brief

Britain tops EU table for child asylum claims

Number of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in UK rose to 3,650 last year
26 Jun 2020
Donald Trump’s skilled immigrant visa ban hits Brits
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In Brief

Donald Trump’s skilled immigrant visa ban hits Brits

US president has suspended entry to skilled workers including bankers, IT experts and doctors
24 Jun 2020
Home Office ‘has no idea’ how many people in UK illegally
Priti Patel
In Brief

Home Office ‘has no idea’ how many people in UK illegally

New NAO report says government has not updated estimated figures for undocumented migrants for 15 years
17 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Starmer not enough to ‘skewer’ Johnson
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Starmer not enough to ‘skewer’ Johnson

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 9 June
9 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Tories ‘cruel and useless’ to NHS migrants
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Tories ‘cruel and useless’ to NHS migrants

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 22 May
22 May 2020
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May
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In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
22 May 2020
Instant Opinion: Brits pride in past not matched by future
VE Day
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brits pride in past not matched by future

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 21 May
21 May 2020
Tory immigration bill would ‘bar low-skilled workers’
Priti Patel
In Depth

Tory immigration bill would ‘bar low-skilled workers’

Labour brands the legislation a ‘threat to the national interest’
18 May 2020
Donald Trump says he will suspend immigration to US
Donald Trump
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Donald Trump says he will suspend immigration to US

US president accused of exploiting crisis to promote ‘America First’ policies
21 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: how pandemic is changing migration attitudes
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In Depth

Coronavirus: how pandemic is changing migration attitudes

Anti-immigrant sentiment turns in favour of foreign workers - for now
17 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘now is the time to defend Julian Assange’
Julian Assange
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘now is the time to defend Julian Assange’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 24 February
24 Feb 2020
Concern for economy as Boris Johnson bans unskilled workers
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In Brief

Concern for economy as Boris Johnson bans unskilled workers

Points-based immigration plan would disqualify low-skilled workers from visas
19 Feb 2020
What will happen to EU citizens after the Brexit deadline?
EU citizens protest Parliament to guarantee their rights after Brexit
In Depth

What will happen to EU citizens after the Brexit deadline?

EU migration into the UK falls to lowest level since 2003
18 Feb 2020
Rayner vs. Marr: what Britain thinks of immigration
Angela Rayner
In Depth

Rayner vs. Marr: what Britain thinks of immigration

Labour told it is ‘out of touch’ with voters on freedom of movement
17 Feb 2020
Windrush and Jamaica deportations: what you need to know
Empire Windrush
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Windrush and Jamaica deportations: what you need to know

Plane carrying detainees leaves UK despite 11th-hour court ruling
11 Feb 2020
Brexit Day: how do Brits feel about leaving the EU?
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In Depth

Brexit Day: how do Brits feel about leaving the EU?

Polls suggest that attitudes have changed since the 2016 referendum
31 Jan 2020
Are the UK government’s new visas just a gimmick?
UK border controls at Gatwick airport
In Brief

Are the UK government’s new visas just a gimmick?

Boris Johnson announces Global Talent visa to show UK is ‘open to talented minds’
27 Jan 2020
What is ‘birth tourism’?
Donald Trump campaigned on a protectionist 'America First' platform
In Depth

What is ‘birth tourism’?

State Department gives visa officers new powers to block pregnant women from entering the country
24 Jan 2020
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