How to build an anti-migrant consensus: the case of Hungary

Zsuzsanna Szabo traces the murky relationship between Hungary’s political and media establishments

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Not in the family portrait: BME voters and Brexit – Part II

By Brian Alleyne Brexit, social class and ethnicity According to research done by Lord Ashcroft, people in England and Wales who were older, lived outside major cities, had lower levels of education and a lower social class position tended to vote Leave. Conversely, people in London and the larger English cities, with higher levels of… Read More

Not in the family portrait: BME voters and Brexit – Part I

Not in the family portrait: BME voters and Brexit – Part I By Brian Alleyne Martin is a Leave voter who was “unemployed … had his benefits suspended and been summonsed for non-payment of council tax. For him, the EU referendum was a chance to kick back”.  Martin’s story, as told in a June 20,… Read More

Across the EU, asylum policies are geared more towards punishment

by Anike Bello Last week’s UN Summit on refugees and migrants in New York gave a clear indication that the majority of western governments have opted for a more restrictive asylum policy in the face of the increasing global refugee challenge. Despite the pledges to boost funding and protect the human rights of all refugees… Read More

Brexit Britain: how did we get here? Ask the toxic blonde, the Dickensian nightmare, or the would-be fascist

by Raf  Bloody proud of you UK. Especially now that Vote Leave has raptured away all the foreigners, the pound is officially worth less than a signed Rolf Harris painting; and it’s cheaper to drive your car to France than to have it cleaned. Best of all, the 1980s-style in-your-face racism encountered after the referendum… Read More

Why calls for Londependence display not elitism, but a deep-seated fear

by Joy Goh-Mah Friday’s Brexit result was a devastating blow for London. Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, riding the tube into the city, or just having a hot chocolate in a café, all I have heard for these last two days is an outpouring of shock, disbelief, and finally despair. In the midst of news… Read More

Should we leave or remain in the EU? Roundtable Discussion – Part 2

The EU referendum debate has been raging for months now. Whilst it has droned on, as a nation we have come to accept that this isn’t really a discussion about our place in the global market place but a proxy for talking about how immigration threatens British identity. Who would be better placed then to… Read More

Should we leave or remain in the EU? Roundtable Discussion – Part 1

The EU referendum debate has been raging for months now. Whilst it has droned on, as a nation we have come to accept that this isn’t really a discussion about our place in the global market place but a proxy for talking about how immigration threatens British identity. Who would be better placed then to… Read More

Don’t Believe Brexiters: The Battle to Save the NHS Starts Now

by Kiri Kankhwende  Never Mind George Osborne, Here’s a Deficit That You Can Actually Do Something About Brexit will either usher in an economic apocalypse or a sunlit upland of prosperity and democracy, depending on who you’re listening to. Honest campaigners will admit the truth: Brexit will be uncharted territory and there’s a lot we… Read More