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The Guardian view on Britain’s productive forces: they are not working | Editorial

The Guardian view on Britain’s productive forces: they are not working | Editorial

The big economic question now is whether capitalism in the UK is capable of generating enough gains from growthProductivity isn’t everything, observed the Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, but in the long
Open borders lead to the globalisation of poverty | Letters

Open borders lead to the globalisation of poverty | Letters

Restrictions on capital movement have reduced in recent decades, as capitalists who have outgrown their national homes have increasingly dominated the world, writes David KaultGary Younge’s article
Vulnerable women ‘still locked up in Yarl's Wood immigration centre’

Vulnerable women ‘still locked up in Yarl's Wood immigration centre’

Report reveals breaches of UK government policy stating survivors of sexual violence should not be detainedSeverely traumatised survivors of sexual violence are being routinely locked up at the
Foster carers housing lone child refugees to receive specialist training

Foster carers housing lone child refugees to receive specialist training

Scheme helping 1,000 carers announced as government prepares to hear ruling of court case regarding end of the Dubs schemeThe government has announced specialist training for 1,000 foster carers
Legal challenge to cap  on Dubs child refugee scheme fails

Legal challenge to cap on Dubs child refugee scheme fails

Help Refugees hopes to appeal after high court dismisses judicial review application over number allowed to enter UKRefugee campaigners have said they will appeal after losing a high court challenge
More than 140,000 told by UK immigration they face removal – watchdog

More than 140,000 told by UK immigration they face removal – watchdog

Borders inspector’s reports give indication of how many are in Britain without legal status and may be forced to leaveMore than 140,000 people, including 60,000 declared as “absconders”, have been
Man who murdered vulnerable Kurdish asylum seeker jailed

Man who murdered vulnerable Kurdish asylum seeker jailed

Jeffrey Barry jailed for minimum of 23 years for killing and mutilating Kamil Ahmad hours after being released from psychiatric hospitalA man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia has been jailed for
How dropping cigarette butt left asylum seeker facing risk of deportation

How dropping cigarette butt left asylum seeker facing risk of deportation

Asylum claim of Syrian man who fled war-torn country put in jeopardy after receiving £80 fine by London council for litteringThe safety of a Syrian asylum seeker who fled his war-torn country was put
For many, free movement causes more pain – and Brexit seems to be the cure | Deborah Orr

For many, free movement causes more pain – and Brexit seems to be the cure | Deborah Orr

Why should we expect those struggling through austerity to be benevolent to EU workers? Until their lives are improved, Europe will remain the scapegoatThe last 16 months have made one thing clear:
EU citizens who become British can bring non-EU spouses to UK, court rules

EU citizens who become British can bring non-EU spouses to UK, court rules

European court says Home Office was wrong to deny permanent residency to Algerian husband of British-Spanish citizen A European citizen who becomes a British citizen does not lose the right to have a
Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters

Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters

Those who voted for Brexit wanted migration to be managed, say Jonathon Porritt and Colin Hines. But Eric Goodyer voted remain to keep his freedom to work, live and retire anywhere in Europe. Plus
Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters

Free movement of people raises real concerns | Letters

Those who voted for Brexit wanted migration to be managed, say Jonathon Porritt and Colin Hines. But Eric Goodyer voted remain to keep his freedom to work, live and retire anywhere in Europe. Plus
More rape and torture victims being held at Yarl's Wood, report says

More rape and torture victims being held at Yarl's Wood, report says

Chief inspector of prisons expresses concern that Home Office refused to accept rape came within legal definition of tortureIncreasing numbers of women are being detained at Yarl’s Wood immigration
Retired people look after refugees in the UK too | Letters

Retired people look after refugees in the UK too | Letters

Refugees At Home hosts 150 refugees and asylum seekers every night in people’s spare rooms across the UKYour article concerning studies of retired people hosting refugees in Germany (‘I miss my
Refugee family 'overwhelmed' by support after St Helens firebombing

Refugee family 'overwhelmed' by support after St Helens firebombing

Merseyside town’s council promises family of five from Syria new home by end of day after their previous one was set alightA Syrian refugee family whose home in Merseyside was firebombed in the middle
Brook House asylum seekers in legal fight over lock-in procedures

Brook House asylum seekers in legal fight over lock-in procedures

Five men calling for overhaul of unsanitary toilets and being locked in cells for 13 hours a day at removal centre near GatwickFive asylum seekers are launching a legal challenge this week which could
First child refugee from Greek camps comes to UK

First child refugee from Greek camps comes to UK

Syrian boy was offered place by London council last year but officials did not take action to facilitate the 15-year-old’s transferMore than a year after the UK government pledged to transfer hundreds
Home Office admits it is struggling to recruit staff to register EU nationals

Home Office admits it is struggling to recruit staff to register EU nationals

Lawyers say current staffing levels mean each caseworker will process 1,500 of 3 million EU registration applicationsHome Office officials have privately admitted the department is having problems
Fourth death at Lincoln immigration removal centre prompts inquiry

Fourth death at Lincoln immigration removal centre prompts inquiry

Death of 27-year-old Iraqi man at Morton Hall immigration removal centre is fourth fatality at centre in a yearAn investigation has been launched into the fourth death at a Lincoln immigration removal
G4S orders independent review into scandal-hit immigration centre

G4S orders independent review into scandal-hit immigration centre

‘Attitude and behaviour’ of Brook House staff to be examined after Panorama claimed detainees were being abusedG4S has ordered an independent review into its running of an immigration removal centre,