"Turn immigrants away to save British jobs": Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemployment


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'Turn immigrants away to save British jobs': Politicians say closing the border would bring down unemploymentCross-party MPs say temporary closures would aid UK employmentThey say immigration levels are 'unsustainable''Limits on immigrants will not harm economy', MPs add By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 07:20 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 29 March 2013 Britain’s borders should be closed to immigrants while the country’s own citizens are struggling to find jobs, a group of MPs said last night. Frank Field and Nicholas Soames, chairmen of the influential Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, said the Government should be able to block immigration during periods of high unemployment.

Romanians and Bulgarians snap up 175,000 jobs in the UK already… and that"s before the borders have even opened


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Romanians and Bulgarians snap up 175,000 jobs in the UK already… and that's before the borders have even opened More than 250,000 Romanians and Bulgarians have come to Britain175,000 of them have been given National Insurance NumbersWork restrictions are set to be lifted next year , a total of 262,929 applications to work or remain in Britain were approved for Bulgarians and Romanians

Ed Miliband is a work in progress , says his policy chief Jon Cruddas


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Ed Miliband is a work in progress – and that's his own policy chief talking!Jon Cruddas: 'public still blame Labour for immigration and housing crisis'Miliband faces growing criticism over lack of substantial policies By Jason Groves, Political Correspondent PUBLISHED: 02:54 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:54 GMT, 6 February 2013 Ed Miliband has failed to win back the trust of the voters and remains a ‘work in progress’, his own policy chief warned yesterday.

Hate preacher Abu Qatada may be re-homed AGAIN at taxpayers" expense after details of his latest address are leaked on internet


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Hate preacher Abu Qatada may be re-homed AGAIN at taxpayers' expense after details of his latest address are leaked on internet | UPDATED: 12:13 GMT, 29 December 2012 Hate preacher Abu Qatada could be rehomed at the expense of tax-payers after details of his latest address was leaked online. The 52-year-old's current 450,000 home in North London was publicised on a Facebook page and discussed on Twitter

Newlywed, 23, faces being told to quit the UK after falling foul of visa rules


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Newlywed graduate, 23, faces being told to quit the UK after falling foul of visa rules American Daniel Whiteley graduated from St Andrews University in summer The astrophysics graduate married management graduate Jenny in OctoberBut 23-year-old is unhappy that he's likely to be barred from living in UK | UPDATED: 02:43 GMT, 27 December 2012 Couple: American Daniel Whiteley (left) graduated with a degree in astrophysics from St Andrews University this summer and married management graduate Jenny (right) in October A couple who met at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities and married two months ago are set to be forced out of Scotland by tough new immigration laws. American Daniel Whiteley graduated with a degree in astrophysics from St Andrews University this summer and married management graduate Jenny in October. His student visa expired the same month.

Abu Qatada goes for a walk monitored by new top of the range cameras


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That's a nice CCTV system you've got in your street Mr Qatada! Freed terror suspect goes for a walk monitored by new top-of-the-range cameras | UPDATED: 19:38 GMT, 23 December 2012 CCTV cameras have been installed outside the home of hate preacher Abu Qatada to monitor him around the clock, it was reported today. They were used to keep track of the Al-Qaeda sympathiser, 52, when he went on a rare journey out yesterday

Extraordinary open letter from Vince Cable"s wife Rachel Smith hits back at MoS columnist who wrote of "alien nation" – and backs…


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Britain needs immigration: Extraordinary open letter from Vince Cable's wife hits back at MoS columnist who wrote of 'alien nation' – and backs husband's mansion tax Rachel Cable responds to provocative column by Peter Hitchens'Most newcomers are either students or migrants with skills Britain needs'Mansion tax 'would help bridge widening gap between rich and poor | UPDATED: 22:42 GMT, 22 December 2012 Vince Cable's wife Rachel wrote an open letter defending Britain's immigration policy and backing her husband's policy of a mansion tax The wife of Business Secretary Vince Cable has written an extraordinary open letter defending the UK’s stance on immigration – and backing her husband’s controversial idea of a mansion tax. Rachel Cable was responding to a provocative polemic in last week’s Mail on Sunday by Peter Hitchens, who argued that British society was undergoing an irreversible transformation. Our columnist drew on recently released census data to highlight the decline of the UK’s manufacturing industry, London’s increasing detachment from the rest of the country, the decline of Christianity and marriage and the cultural changes wrought by immigration.

Italian police find five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in suitcase of "family friend taking him to Germany"


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Italian police find five-year-old Afghan boy hidden in suitcase of ‘family friend taking him to Germany’ Assim's journey may have lasted three monthsHe is believed to be from central Afghanistan | UPDATED: 15:20 GMT, 20 December 2012 Anything to declare Undocumented boy is believed to be from the Hazara ethnic group, central Afghanistan A five-year-old Afghan boy has been found hidden in the suitcase of a man getting off a ferry in Venice. Ali Shaker, 35, of Afghanistan, told Italian police after disembarking from a ferry from Greece, that he was a family friend who was taking the boy to see relatives in Germany on behalf of the boy's parents

"Don"t blame migrants for Britain"s troubles": Tony Blair delivers series of thinly-veiled warnings to Ed Miliband


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'Don't blame migrants for Britain's troubles': Tony Blair delivers series of thinly-veiled warnings to Ed MilibandEx-Prime Minister urges greater welfare reform but warns of the dangers of Euroscepticism and 'flattening' the City with regulation He defends the Bush years, insisting rendition and torture was wrong but happened at a time when 'our people were threatened' | UPDATED: 02:11 GMT, 19 December 2012 Tony Blair yesterday delivered a series of thinly-veiled warnings to Ed Miliband over Labour’s positions on immigration, welfare reform and the Leveson Report. In a highly unusual intervention into British politics, the former prime minister declined to say whether he would campaign for the Labour leader at the next election expected in 2015

Two thirds of Germans believe immigrants are an "extra burden" which have caused "serious problems" for the country


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Two thirds of Germans believe immigrants are an 'extra burden' which have caused 'serious problems' for the country | UPDATED: 14:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Ulrich Kober said that Germany failed to grasp a culture of welcoming foreigners and overplayed its own attractiveness to immigrants Two in three Germans believe immigrants have caused 'serious' problems for the country's social services and schools. The poll – commissioned by the respected Bertelsmann Foundation think tank – shows two thirds of people say immigrants are an 'extra burden' on the country's social services system. Two thirds of people quizzed in the survey also believe that incomers are a source of conflict with 'native' Germans and cause problems