Border hostilities: Passport to the media-policy merry-go-round

You have most probably heard about the latest scandal at the Home Office. Basically it was about a pilot scheme to replace the blanket checks on passports of people visiting the UK with a more targeted approach, and whether the Home Secretary knew the extent to which this was being implemented by her Border Force […]

Immigration cap: irrational, but is it racist?

The Coalition Government recently announced a cap on immigration of non-european nationals to the UK. For many, this represents the latest in a long line of racist immigration controls – an accusation that the current Home Secretary Theresa May, like her predecessors, has strenuously denied

Post Election Blues

A new government, a new Home Secretary Theresa May, Tory MP for Maidenhead, has been appointed as the new Home Secretary. It should come as no surprise that May is assessed on the Public Whip website by her voting record as someone who: “believes that the asylum system should be stricter by tightening the criteria […]