Brexit and Immigration Discussion Group

    Disenfranchised expats might finally be able to vote

    A vote for life wherever you live… except if you’re British

  • The number of EU migrants working in the UK continues to rise in the wake of the Brexit vote but it is growing at its slowest annual pace for more than four years, official figures show.

    There were an estimated 2.35 million overseas employees from the bloc from October to December 2017.

    The figure was up by 101,000 on the equivalent period of…[Read more]

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  • Restrictive post-Brexit immigration rules would be “seriously damaging” to Scotland’s higher education and research sectors, academics have warned.

    A working group from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) set out its concerns in a submission to the Migration Advisory Committee.

    The independent committee has been commissioned by the UK…[Read more]

  • The number of EU nationals being detained at immigration removal centres has increased fivefold since the Conservatives came into power, figures show.

    Critics accused the Government of being motivated by “politics, not policing”, but the Home Office said it was getting tougher on deporting foreign offenders.

    Almost 1,300 EU nationals were det…[Read more]

  • Seven men who forged identity documents, including British passports, have been jailed.

    The gang, from the Midlands and London, also supplied residency documents and a university degree certificate for cash.

    The group created fake IDs to help people live illegally in the UK but were foiled when undercover officers placed orders for the fake documents.

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  • Is the UK trying to divide and conquer in Europe to get the best best post Brexit deal ?

  • Applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in the UK for Tier 1 General visa holders must be submitted by 5 April, 2018 at the latest. Tier 1 General ILR closes on 6 April, 2018 and so this UK settlement route is being withdrawn from this date. You should make sure that you have passed the Life in the UK Test before you apply and in some…[Read more]

  • Net immigration to the U.K. is likely to fall to 180,000 in 2018, the closest the government has come to meeting its longstanding target of a reduction to the “tens of thousands.”

    That’s the forecast on Tuesday from the Institute of Directors. The decline by at least 50,000 is good news, on the face of it, for Prime Minister Theresa May, who f…[Read more]

  • Doctors who have been offered jobs by NHS hospitals desperate to fill rota gaps are being blocked from coming to the UK by the Home Office because visa quotas for non-EU immigrants set seven years ago are already full. Despite passing interviews, a necessary language test and receiving licences to work in the UK by the General Medical Council…[Read more]

  • Official advice on British citizenship, registering to vote and living in the UK

  • Official British Government advice for those coming to live and work in the UK.

  • BBC News has a specific channel covering the whole area of Brexit

  • Business leaders have called on Amber Rudd to urgently publish an investigation into Britain’s reliance on EU workers, arguing that delays would be “catastrophic” for business.

    They say the report, which is not due until September, just days before a Brexit deal is expected to be sealed with the EU, will come too late for businesses despe…[Read more]

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  • Monty Python…..
    Swapping the Romans for the EU… I mean .. what have they done for us

  • It seems for some time that America is gradually changing into a minority-majority nation. More recently, an influx of immigrants from the Middle East led some to wonder whether something similar is happening in Europe.

    Analysts have long wondered whether the specter of dramatic demographic change played a role in the two bombshell elections of…[Read more]


    ‘Brexit hasn’t started yet, and many more people attended church and received sacraments in Polish parishes during 2017 than in 2016’

    The Polish Church’s chief representative in England and Wales has said his mission is still expanding and dismissed suggestions it could be reduced by…[Read more]

  • According to an article in the Independent, more than 2,300 EU academics have resigned from British universities over the past year amid concerns over a “Brexodus” of top talent in higher education.

    New figures show a 19 per cent increase in departures of European staff from universities last year compared to before the EU referendum, and a 10…[Read more]

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