Notes From the Margins…
Posts Tagged Migration Watch

Waiting for the Bulgarians

  • April 07, 2013
  • by

Oh dear.   For months the tabloid press has been working itself and the British public into a frenzy of horror at the prospect of an invasion of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrant, and what a shameful spectacle it has been.

Never mind the xenophobic and racist depictions of both countries as sinkholes of poverty and degradation,...

London Metropolitan: a cowardly government plays to the gallery

  • September 01, 2012
  • by

Even by the Coalition government’s standards, the decision by the UK Border Agency to permanently revoke London Metropolitan University’s license to teach and recruit non-EU students is a stunningly crass and shameful piece of anti-immigrant rabble-rousing that represents a public image disaster for the UK.

In economic terms it is a spectacular own goal, not only...

Welcome to the UK

  • April 30, 2012
  • by

‘Anything scares me, anything scares anyone but really after all nothing is really so very frightening when everything is so very dangerous,’ wrote Gertrude Stein in 1937.

This isn’t a philosophy that is likely to get much purchase in the fearful, security-obsessed and risk-averse society that the United Kingdom has become in the last decade.

The UK...

About Me

I’m a writer, campaigner and journalist.  My latest book is The Savage Frontier: The Pyrenees in History and the Imagination (New Press/Hurst, 2018).  The Infernal Machine is where I write on politics, history, cinema and other things that interest me.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Events

  • No events

Recent Comments