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Immigration


Don't let Ukip set the tune for political debate

07 May 2013
 The Tories are promising a new onslaught against working class people. And politicians are using Ukip’s recent electoral success as an excuse to scapegoat immigrants.

Who voted Ukip? Richer, older people in Tory areas

07 May 2013
Ukip made gains partly by appealing to people who are angry at the mainstream parties.

Labour gains seats in elections but future looks less rosy

07 May 2013
Some 80 percent of the areas that saw local council elections on Thursday of last week have a Tory MP.

Migrants in Greece have fled war and oppression

07 May 2013
Walid from Homs, Syria, fled to Greece to escape war. "I wasn’t part of the uprising in Syria, I just stayed in my house," he told Socialist Worker.

Greece - life in the camps

07 May 2013
Abdullah from Somalia spent six months in a detention camp in Greece. "You are hungry all the time in there," he told Socialist Worker. "At ten in the morning they give you milk that’s thin like water. Then there’s a really small meal at four and another at eight.

Menace of Golden Dawn stalks migrants

07 May 2013
The skeletal ruins of the old Peiraiki-Patraiki textile factories dominate the landscape south of Patras, Greece’s third city.

Greece - migrants' daily battle to avoid the camps

07 May 2013
Tens of thousands of migrants have been rounded up into detention camps across Greece since August last year. Conditions are horrific.

Link between immigration and crime is 'insignificant'

07 May 2013
The connection between crime and immigration is “close to zero and insignificant” research has found. 

Victory in deportation right to stay

07 May 2013
Two people who took part in the 2011 riots have successfully fought against deportation.

Are British attitudes moving to the right?

07 May 2013
The Tories are panicking a bit after Ukip took a bite out of their support in local elections on 2 May.

Tories lose out in local elections - resist the racists

04 May 2013
The Tories lost 335 councillors in last Thursday's local elections. It was a dismal showing.

Migrant workers in Greece defy bullets and fight on

30 April 2013
Cheering and chants in Bengali rang out across the western Greek countryside last Sunday. 

What really caused the crisis in school places?

30 April 2013
Some 118,000 children in London could be without a school place by 2016 according to the London Councils group. 

BBC survey exposes government scaremongering over Bulgarians and Romanians

23 April 2013
A new survey has exposed the lies that recent scaremongering about immigration has been built on. 

Greece - fury at racist shootings

23 April 2013
Farm supervisors opened fire into a crowd of 200 migrant workers on a strawberry farm in the village of Manolada, western Greece, last week. 

Do we need to control immigration?

09 April 2013
Socialist Worker opposes all immigration controls. They exist to police working class people and spread racist division.

Bigotry, Labour and Migrants

21 March 2013
Socialist Worker examines why Ed Miliband and the Labour Party are so quick to join the growing anti-migrant panic pushed by the Tories and Ukip

Why immigrants are not to blame for poor services

21 March 2013
The reality behind the ugly right wing myth that migrants are a ‘drain’ on society

ESOL campaigners condemn Ed Miliband immigration speech

13 July 2012
Activists, teachers and students involved with teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) have launched a petition attacking Labour leader Ed Miliband’s recent speech on immigration.

'We are migrant workers and we fight for our rights'

03 July 2012
"I work in a factory of 500, almost all of them migrant workers like myself. When I started there were only about 30 or 40 people in the union, and no union recognition.

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