Category Archives: Parliament/Government reports

The slavery of migrant domestic workers

Dr Virginia Mantouvalou conducted an empirical study, a series of interviews with 24 migrant domestic workers who arrived in the UK on this visa. She reports the following: “Since 2012 migrant domestic workers arrive in the UK under very restrictive visa … Continue reading

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The perilous journey of asylum seekers to the EU

The BBC reports that this year, 63,000 migrants have reached Greece and 62,000 Italy. 1,865 died in the crossing, mostly trying to get to Italy. Last year, 3,279 people died. “The largest migrant group by nationality in 2015 is Syrians – … Continue reading

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UN accuses Australia of violating the human rights of asylum seekers

Australia is systematically violating the international Convention Against Torture (CAT) by detaining children in immigration detention, and holding asylum seekers in dangerous and violent conditions on Manus Island, a United Nations report has found. ” the Government of Australia, by … Continue reading

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The UK Coalition Government on Immigration & Asylum

From the summary of the Report by the House of Commons’ Library on the Coalition Government changes to immigration and asylum legislation, the following are some of the changes the Home Office carried out during the coalition government (2010-2015): • … Continue reading

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Review shows EU not interfering

The European Union Committee of the House of Lords, chaired by former Tory minister Lord Boswell, cleared the EU of interfering excessively in any aspect of British life. The Committee accused government ministers to have tried to cover up the findings. … Continue reading

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Migration fuels UK recovery

In this report, “the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)  says the unexpected rise in net migration to 298,000 in the last year has been a factor in its decision to upgrade its forecasts for Britain’s economic growth. As reported by … Continue reading

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UK citizens unemployment claims across the EU

The Guardian reports that “Unemployed Britons in Europe are drawing much more in benefits and allowances in the wealthier EU countries than their nationals are claiming in the UK. … “At l east 30,000 British nationals are claiming unemployment benefit … Continue reading

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