Scotland most pro-migration country in UK, poll finds
Two-thirds of Scots would accept movement of workers between the EU and UK if it was necessary to secure a post-Brexit trade deal
A NEW poll has shown that Scots have the most favourable attitude towards migration in the UK, with 44 per cent agreeing that migrants had a positive impact compared to 30 per cent who disagreed.
The Survation poll on behalf of Channel 4 asked people in every part of the UK “do you believe immigration has had a positive or negative impact on Britain?”
'You feel caged’: Woman released from Dungavel speaks out on life inside an immigration detention centre
Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena tells of her experience in Dungavel detention centre as threat of deportation continues
AN EDINBURGH resident of 13 years, Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena (pictured), was released from Dungavel detention centre on Tuesday (24 July) after spending fifteen nights in what she says felt “like a prison”.
“You’re there with an electric wall, with staff, and you feel caged. You feel in distress. I don’t think it’s worth it for someone to go through that,” Dwamena told CommonSpace.
Asylum seeker rights activists to launch 'right to work' campaign in Scotland
Activist behind Ireland’s successful right to work campaign to speak at Unity Centre event in Glasgow
ASYLUM SEEKER-turned-activist Lucky Khambule, who successfully campaigned for the unrestricted right to work for those in the asylum system in Ireland, will speak in Glasgow next month at an event designed to kick-start a similar campaign in Scotland.
Towards 'a world where we move and live freely': Glasgow event to discuss how we can create open borders
Glasgow event will discuss how to turn ‘open borders’ from a slogan into a practical concept
IN THE WAKE of the Windrush controversies and Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’, campaign group Global Justice Now hopes to kick-start a national conversation that will move ‘open borders’ from an aspiration to a policy capable of implementation.
Holyrood to debate Scotland's 'unique' migration needs
Fiona Hyslop to lead calls for an “evidence-based” case for Scotland gaining “appropriate powers” over migration
A SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DEBATE on Scotland’s migration policy and population needs will address the possible devolution of immigration today (February 22).
Scottish Greens say immigration must be devolved to protect migrant rights post-EU
Greens launch position paper in preparation for “cliff edge” of hard Brexit
THE SCOTTISH GREEN PARTY has launched a Brexit position paper, ‘Preparing for Impact’, outlining its view on what must be done to mitigate the effects of leaving the EU for Scotland.
The paper calls for the devolution of immigration policy to protect the rights of citizens of the EU and other parts of the world living in Scotland.
Ex-Tory chancellor attacks party’s Enoch Powell politics on the EU and migrants
Ken Clarke warns that Tories have abandoned liberal principles for right-wing populism
THE TORIES HAVE SOLD-OUT on any sympathy for the European Union and migration in favour of the more extreme views of notorious hard-right Tory firebrand Enoch Powell, according to senior Tory MP and former minister Ken Clarke.
Clarke gave a scathing address to the Westminster parliament over Tory support for Brexit, its lack of planning, and networking with foreign rightwingers, US President Donald Trump and Turkish leader Recep Erdoğan.
As France lurches to the right, Cherry urges more action from UK on refugee children
SNP Justice spokesperson worries about refugee fallout from French lurch to the right
JOANNA CHERRY QC MP has said that the prospect of a far right or right-wing French government from next year’s French elections puts an extra impetus on the UK Government to fulfill its humanitarian obligations to refugees and their children.