Northampton: Economic grievances with immigration more than a single issue

Employment and quality of life issues dominated the discussion when the National Conversation on Immigration visited Northampton on Wednesday. It also made us question what we mean by ‘left behind’ – a term that has become part of the political lexicon since the referendum. A fast train line to London has attracted those who are Read more about Northampton: Economic grievances with immigration more than a single issue[…]

Whitley Bay, North Tyneside: welcoming and compassionate, with some immigration anxieties

There are big plans for Whitley Bay. The regeneration of the seafront promenade, with new attractions, restaurants and a Premier Inn hotel looking out over the sea; and the long-delayed refurbishment of the ‘Spanish City’, a Alhambra-esque domed palace that once formed the heart of an amusement park. That was in the days when tourists Read more about Whitley Bay, North Tyneside: welcoming and compassionate, with some immigration anxieties[…]