Here’s why economic refugees deserve our protection too

The European refugee crisis is over. That’s the impression one could get from looking at the media landscape over the past few weeks – Trump, Brexit and Taylor Swift’s new album now dominate. But whilst it might not be the centre of attention anymore, there are still hundreds of refugees arriving in Europe every day. […]

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Has the left gone hard-right? Post-Brexit politics in crisis

In post-Brexit Britain, a particular question comes to mind: why is it that so many former Labour strongholds have made a drastic turn to the right, voting to leave the EU and whole-heartedly accepting the rhetoric of figures such as Nigel Farage? How is it that the same people who protested against Margaret Thatcher thirty years […]

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Donald Trump: don’t feed the troll of American politics

“Part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich.” As the contents of this week’s Comment section should go some way towards proving, the world is rapidly transforming into an episode of Black Mirror. The example under consideration in this article is, of course, Donald Trump, who provides this article’s epigraph, a quote […]

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OUSU furthers the Campsfield campaign with its condemnation

OUSU council last week voted unanimously in favour of a motion calling for the closure of Campsfield House and ultimately an end to immigration detention which since 1993, the year Campsfield was opened, has increased 20-fold to some 5,000 detainees at any one time in the UK. Similarly, JCR motions have passed in Lincoln, Christ […]

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OUSU calls for opinions on new immigration bill

OUSU is calling on international students to respond to an NUS survey collecting opinions on the government’s proposed immigration bill. Students in all NUS-affiliated universities are being asked to complete the survey so that student opinion can be presented to the House of Lords, ahead of their vote on the bill. A number of the proposals would affect all students from outside the EEA, leading […]

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In support of London Met’s international students

Find a new university in sixty days or get kicked out of the country. This is the message that the two-thousand strong population of international students at London Metropolitan University woke up to yesterday. It is a result of immigration minister Damian Green’s decision to abruptly revoke the university’s ‘highly trusted sponsor’ status, meaning that […]

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Busting the myths about population increase

‘Record levels of immigration lead to jam-packed England’, thundered the Daily Mail with all its usual subtlety and sensitivity of a crypto-fascist journalistic bulldozer on July 17th. Similar headlines can be found across the media in response to the recently-released 3.7million increase in the UK population over the last ten years (UK population, mind- the […]

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