There’s no love for the EU or immigration, but voters must ask ‘what are the alternatives?’

Free movement is part and parcel of continued access to European markets. Stephen Booth, co-director of Open Europe asks if it is worth sacrificing the latter to reduce the former? This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s second guest editor week on openDemocracy. Given the recent political history of immigration in Britain, is it surprising that the issue now tops the political agenda and that public trust in politicians on this … Continue reading There’s no love for the EU or immigration, but voters must ask ‘what are the alternatives?’

EU freedom of movement and Brexit

Sofia Vasilopoulou, lecturer in Politics at the University of York, says EU migration could be the make or break issue of the Brexit campaigns. Both sides understand this, but how will they approach the topic? This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s first guest editor week on openDemocracy. Britain goes to the polls on 23 June to decide whether the country will remain in the European Union (EU) … Continue reading EU freedom of movement and Brexit