The migration challenge

Phoebe Griffith

Forecasting migration has always been a difficult task. But five years ago it seemed possible to make a straightforward prediction: that the combination of a deep recession with rising levels of unemployment, and a more restrictive migration policy environment would bring about a reduction in the numbers of migrants coming to the UK. It didn’t….


Foreign policy and the left: “first, do no harm”

Gerald Holtham

The Fabian Society’s publication Outward to the World was subtitled “How the Left’s Foreign Policy Can Face the Future”. Some of its contributors, however, showed an incapacity to face the past. The shadow of the Iraq war was frequently cited as inhibiting clear thinking about foreign policy on the Left. Yet the Iraq war was not…