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Swedish far-right leader: Jews must abandon religious identity to be Swedes 17.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Jewish community leader condemns remarks by Sweden Democrats politician as ‘good old rightwing antisemitism’

The leader of Sweden’s Jewish community has condemned as “good old rightwing antisemitism” remarks by a far-right leader who said Jews cannot be Swedes unless they abandon their Jewish identity.

Lena Posner Körösi, president of the Official Council of Jewish Communities in Sweden, said the comments conveyed a message that Jews were untrustworthy and could not be considered real Swedes, “exactly like in 1930s Germany” from which her grandfather had fled.

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Jeb Bush is not the white knight Latinos have been waiting for. We're sick of the GOP | Gustavo Arellano 17.12.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Megan Carpentier: Elizabeth Warren wouldn’t even beat Jeb Bush Jeb Bush is beginning to run for presidente on one platform and one platform only: that he can deliver the Republican party to El Dorado – that is, the Mexican masses who are the future of America and can keep the GOP from going the way of the Whigs. Yes, he’s the brother of George 43 and son of George 41, and he successfully ran Florida for eight years, an effort that deserves a Macarthur Genius grant or something. But the only thing that distinguishes Jeb from the other Reeps interested in throwing their sombrero into the 2016 presidential race is his relationship with ...
WorldViews: The Sydney showdown and Australia’s debate over immigration and asylum 16.12.2014 Washington Post: World
The man behind the deadly 16-hour hostage standoff in Sydney arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1996, seeking asylum from the Iranian regime. In the years since, Man Haron Monis became a self-styled cleric and fell afoul of the law on multiple occasions. He was out on bail after being charged last year as an accessory to the murder of his wife.Read full article >>
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Why Ukip’s scandals don’t seem to be hurting its popularity 15.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ukip voters look at much of the media’s negative coverage and see an institution that reflects everything they loathe about modern Britain Nigel Farage has had another bad week. A series of new revelations have appeared in the media focused on claims of sexual harassment at the top of Ukip and homophobic and offensive remarks by a Ukip candidate in Essex, who has since resigned. There is no doubt that Farage will be feeling frustrated. These are the kinds of problems that a host of internal changes implemented over the summer were designed to remedy. Now, many are again pointing to the revelations as evidence why Ukip cannot last as a significant political force. But are they right? We have been here before. Earlier this year, and shortly before the European parliament elections, there was an explosion of media coverage that focused on the unsavoury (and, in some cases, openly racist or homophobic) views of certain Ukip supporters. Numerous articles across the national media drew attention to the remarks ...
The rise of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats: ‘We don’t feel at home any more, and it’s their fault’ 14.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Sweden Democrats insist that they have shed their racist past. David Crouch goes to their stronghold in Kristianstad to find the truth about the party that brought down a government Kevin is the future of the far right in Sweden. At 16, the computing student – who sports a beanie hat and a wispy beard – is active in the youth wing of the Sweden Democrats, the anti-immigration party that has forced a snap election after flexing its muscles as the country’s third party. “There are not enough jobs for Swedish people, but there are more and more immigrants, hundreds a year coming into this town,” he says in a shopping centre in Kristianstad, southern Sweden, an electoral stronghold of the far right and home to the party’s national headquarters. “We are not a racist or fascist party,” Kevin says. “There were racists and fascists when Jimmie was a boy, but they have all gone.” Jimmie is the Sweden Democrats’ leader, Jimmie Åkesson, who lives in the area. Åkesson claims to have kicked the extremists out of the ...
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Swedish PM calls first snap vote in 50 years after far-right force budget defeat 4.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats force government to call for new elections after gaining decisive victory by voting with opposition Continue reading...
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Can Swedish politicians avert a meltdown on immigration? | Andrew Brown 3.12.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Sweden’s historical openness to immigrants is under threat and its fragile coalition set to break up after nationalists fail to agree budget Sweden’s generous treatment of refugees marks the country out from almost everywhere else in the world. Now this threatens to bring down the minority social democratic government after only two months , in a crisis that shows how nationalist populism is gaining strength and confidence in one of the countries where it was traditionally weakest. Anti-immigrant and socially conservative parties roughly similar to Ukip have been influential in Nordic politics for decades now, everywhere except in Sweden. In Denmark, the Danish People’s party sits in government and promotes such a hard line against further immigration that it recently proposed to build refugee camps in Northern Kenya to keep people there. In Finland, the True Finns party is now one of the largest, and in Norway, too, the Progress party is important and ...
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Far right threatens Swedish coalition in bid to block budget over immigration 3.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Sweden Democrats using red-green government’s minority to push for 90% reduction in newcomers to the country Continue reading...
Ageing Europe needs the migrants it doesnt want 1.12.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The old continent may be able to offset the impact of a greying workforce until around 2020 by bringing more women and elderly people into work encouraging mobility within Europe and making better use of existing migrants EU and OECD experts ...
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Legal immigration in Britain leaves David Cameron with tough choices 1.12.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
WHILE A pitched debate is underway in the United States over illegal immigration, an equally fierce fight rages in Britain over the legal variety — immigrant workers from other European countries who, by treaty, enjoy free access to Britain’s labor market. What the two countries share is a tide of populist sentiment that wants to tighten control over workers crossing national borders and gaining access to jobs, schools and ...
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Labour MP Diane Abbott ready to run for London mayoralty in 2016 1.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Veteran MP declares to campaign over ‘anti-immigrant propaganda’, as well as the cost of living in the capital city

Labour MP Diane Abbott is a contender to be the party’s candidate for mayor of London in 2016, it has been announced.

The veteran leftwinger said she would campaign on standing up to “anti-immigrant propaganda”, as well as the cost of living in the capital.

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Hardline Australia, confused Scandinavia and tense Russia: the global immigration picture 30.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Special report: immigration increasingly dominates national debate in the UK. But what about elsewhere? From the far right making political capital in Scandinavia to border guards pushing migrant boats back to sea in Australia and the millions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, Guardian correspondents examine the state of debate worldwide

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Cameron toughens stand on immigration 29.11.2014 Telegraph: International
With a general election in Britain five months away, Prime Minister David Cameron attempted today to sound tough on immigration without violating the EU's fundamental principle of freedom of movement within the bloc.
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UK now frowns at immigration from EU 28.11.2014 Hindustan Times: World
After imposing new immigration curbs on Indian and other nonEU citizens after coming to power in 2010 the David Cameron government on Friday announced a raft of measures to clamp down on the increasing numbers of EU citizens moving to ...
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Sarkozy shifts right, but will French voters shift away? 27.11.2014 Washington Post: World
BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France — Two years after losing the Élysée Palace to the Socialists, Nicolas Sarkozy is seeking to mount a historic comeback by swinging further to the political right. In the United States, the tea party revolution may be cooling. But in Europe, Sarkozy’s shift is a sign of the times . He and other European conservatives have found themselves caught more than ever in a political no man’s land: the territory between their traditional opponents on the left and the rising fortunes of the far right ...
Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US 21.11.2014 AP Washington
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people....
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What Mark Reckless said about migrants goes beyond another Ukip win | Pukkah Punjabi 21.11.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The MP’s call for repatriation shows a growing confidence among those seeking political gain from the issue of immigration – including mainstream parties • Mark Reckless wins Rochester and Strood byelection for Ukip – live reaction However you want to term me – Asian, British, BrIndian or even politically black – more than at any other time in my life I feel alienated from the country in which I was born. As someone who grew up the in the era of the “Paki-bashing” 1970s, that is a startling and depressing realisation. The poisonous terms in which the immigration debate is being conducted have made me hesitate before venturing outside any of the UK’s big cities. A visit to a semi-rural Oxfordshire village last month gave me an unease and a feeling of discomfort that I was unable to pinpoint as anything other than as unfriendliness until I returned home (to Willesden Green) and experienced the relief of seeing and hearing a mixture of nationalities and languages on my local high street. It’s a feeling that ...
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Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan 21.11.2014 AP National
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about five million people....
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Britain’s UK Independence Party expected to win crucial vote before general election 20.11.2014 Washington Post: World
ROCHESTER, England — It would be hard to find a place more quintessentially British than Rochester, a handsome river town framed by a spectacularly ancient castle and cathedral. Charles Dickens called the area home and often depicted Rochester’s picturesque main shopping street in his ...
Ex-Labour MP attacks Ukip’s ‘nasty, anti-immigrant, very rightwing’ tactics 17.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Bob Marshall-Andrews is ‘profoundly unhappy’ that many of his former constituents will be voting Ukip in Rochester byelection

The former Labour MP for Medway has expressed his distress that many of his ex-constituents in Rochester & Strood are set to vote for a “extreme rightwing party” like Ukip, saying the party’s policies would put voters’ jobs seriously at risk.

Bob Marshall-Andrews, who represented the area for 13 years, said he was not a tribal politician and had friends in the Conservatives as well as Labour but he was “profoundly unhappy” that so many people in the Medway towns were likely to vote for Ukip.

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