Bedford: Illegal immigration, Windrush, and public compassion

Our last visit of the National Conversation on Immigration was to Bedford, a town that has welcomed waves of immigrant from Italians and Indians after the Second World War, to more recent arrivals from Eastern Europe. Today, estimates suggest that nearly 18% of the town’s population has been born overseas, with many more having recent family Read more about Bedford: Illegal immigration, Windrush, and public compassion[…]

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[…]