Edinburgh: Devolved immigration policy? All parts of the UK need to feel that the Government acts in the interests of its local population

Our last Scottish citizens’ panel was held in Edinburgh. In all our visits north of the border, we have asked participants if the Scottish Government should be given control over immigration policy. This last weekend, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called for Scotland to be given powers over immigration. So we thought it would be Read more about Edinburgh: Devolved immigration policy? All parts of the UK need to feel that the Government acts in the interests of its local population[…]

Harrogate: Future EU migration and public trust

We held our fourth Yorkshire and Humberside National Conversation discussion in Harrogate, a prosperous commuter town and tourist destination in the Dales, some 15 miles north of Leeds. Twenty years ago, Harrogate’s population was largely of white British ethnicity. Today, nearly 6% of the population has been born overseas, as a result of migration from Read more about Harrogate: Future EU migration and public trust[…]

Carlisle: Cumbria is less diverse than rest of the UK, how does this affect views on immigration?

Carlisle, a city of around 100,000 in Cumbria just south of the Scottish border was the National Conversation’s 37th destination. Cumbria has seen a steady increase in its immigrant population since the millennium, but is still thought to be among the least diverse areas of the UK, with a migrant population less than half of Read more about Carlisle: Cumbria is less diverse than rest of the UK, how does this affect views on immigration?[…]