Bexley: Talking about Calais

We have recently visited Bexley where asylum was a high profile issue for our citizens’ panel, much more so than in many other locations we have visited. Our participants were sympathetic to the plight of refugees, but were concerned about the situation in Calais and the arrival of clandestine migrants in this part of London. Read more about Bexley: Talking about Calais[…]

Middlesbrough: How do people living in dispersal areas feel about asylum issues?

Until recently Middlesbrough’s population was falling, due to the loss of its traditional industries. Alongside this trend came falling house prices and empty properties, something that has made this town attractive to G4S, which manages asylum support on behalf of the Home Office. For a while, Middlesbrough had the highest proportion of dispersed asylum-seekers per Read more about Middlesbrough: How do people living in dispersal areas feel about asylum issues?[…]