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Ukip calypso song should be withdrawn, says repentant Mike Read 22.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Ex-Radio 1 DJ has apologised for unintentionally causing offence with ditty he sang in Caribbean accent

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Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has apologised for his Ukip calypso song and asked for it to be withdrawn from sale following criticism that it was racist.

Read said he was sorry for unintentionally causing offence with the tune sung in a fake Caribbean accent, featuring lyrics about open borders and illegal immigrants in every town.

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MigrationWatch chairman Sir Andrew Green appointed as a peer 21.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Labour accuses David Cameron of desperation over thinktank chiefs peerage, suggesting it is a response to Ukip popularity

Sir Andrew Green, the long-term chairman of the thinktank MigrationWatch UK, has been made a peer by David Cameron.

Labour immediately accused the prime minister of desperation, suggesting it was responding to the rising popularity of Ukip and attempting to prove the Conservatives anti-immigration credentials.

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‘No arbitrary caps on EU immigration’ 21.10.2014 Hindu: International
The plans by the Conservative government to restrict the numbers of immigrants coming into United Kingdom for work will not be accepted by the European Union (EU), and is not compatible with EU re...
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The Fix: Why the GOP might not need immigration reform any time soon 20.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
After Mitt Romney lost in 2012, the Republican Party crafted a plan of action intended to bolster its showing among constituencies that backed the reelection of the president. Among the prescriptions was improved outreach to the nation's Latinos, which was already at the heart of a new push for reforms to the immigration system. Then, as you know, the effort stalled, and with Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) primary election loss, came to an even-more-sudden ...
As immigrants move to the suburbs, tensions flare 20.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Today's immigrant families want to put their kids in the best public schools, which are often located in suburban middle-class neighborhoods.
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On immigration, David Cameron has joined Ukips paranoia bandwagon 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
José Manuel Barroso has exposed the PMs slapdash policy, which only replicates the anxiety of the electorate

First I was bored, now I am just bemused. We have had months of talking nonstop about how we dont talk about immigration. Now we have entered the realm of fantasy politics with politicians vying with each other to crack down on immigration. These promises are detached from any reality.

Much of this is to do with Ukip, but it also is about a central dishonesty about whose interests the Tory party actually represents: a part-time shop worker in Margate or big business which needs to be tempted to invest in that area.

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GOP has derailed immigration reform 18.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Even Sen. John McCain has surrendered. A steadfast supporter of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, the Arizona Republican has essentially acknowledged that his party's anti-immigration forces have demolished any hope of soon legalizing the roughly 11 million ...
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Anti-immigration group runs ads saying Americans struggle to find work against newcomers 15.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Why is there so much hostility to immigrants in the UK? | Richard Seymour 14.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
To explain popular racism we have to stop explaining it away, and look instead at the conditions that make sense of it It is not prejudiced to worry about immigration, Ed Miliband suggests . Possibly. But no one is worried about immigration. Yes, 77% of people in the UK want immigration reduced, and 56% want it reduced a lot but this is not worry or concern, rather a hardening anti-immigrant consensus. As to whether this is prejudiced, the evidence is clear: polling shows that most people have a negative opinion of immigration, despite them not having any negative experience of it. In fact, people in areas with most immigrants are least likely to express anti-immigrant sentiment. Popular hostility toward immigrants is determined by the perceived big picture, which polling data also shows most people get badly wrong . These errors are not neutral. The fact that people greatly overestimate the proportion of immigrants who are asylum seekers, for instance, matters largely because of the culture of suspicion ...
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The Observer view on the success of Ukip | Observer editorial 12.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The rise of Ukip shows that neither of the main parties has managed to build a positive vision for Britain Elections tend to be fought on two key fronts: the battle for the political narrative, fought in manifesto announcements and leaders addresses to the nation, as parties compete to set the territory and issues on which an election will be fought; and the battle for votes on the ground, fought in canvass returns and leaflet drops. Last weeks byelection results in Essex and the north west show Nigel Farages Ukip on the march on both fronts. It did better than expected: in Clacton, Douglas Carswell increased the share of the vote he won as a Conservative in 2010 to be elected the countrys first Ukip MP; and in Heywood and Middleton, a 36% swing to Ukip slashed the Labour majority in one of its safe seats to just ...
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A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas 11.10.2014 NPR: Saturday
Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.
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Britain's Euroskeptic UKIP party wins seat in British Parliament for the first time 10.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
Obama says GOP's immigration stance is long-term political 'suicide' 10.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Tremor or earthquake? Britain's anti-immigrant Euroskeptics set for electoral breakthrough 8.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Arizona's high desert: where border politics become a harsh, almost sinister experience 8.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Finds of migrant corpses on border land make security a hot issue but elsewhere lack of immigration reform fuels frustration

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Democrat Childers agrees to anti-amnesty pledge that Chris McDaniel signed 3.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Former congressman Travis Childers, the Democratic Senate nominee in Mississippi, on Thursday signed an anti-amnesty pledge a conservative organization is pushing, a move that could endear him to disgruntled supporters of former tea party candidate Chris McDaniel, the runner-up to Sen. Thad Cochran in the GOP ...
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Republicans used Californias Juan Crow law as a model for other states. Now its dead, and so is the far-right | Gustavo Arellano 18.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Our state led the country with its anti-immigrant policies, which became the conservative movements Waterloo with voters It was a symbolic stroke of the pen, really political showmanship at its finest. But when California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill on Monday that excised a 20-year-old statute from the Golden States law books once and for all, he showed anew that California remains the crystal ball of the United States especially when it comes to the ever-vexing issue of illegal immigration. Browns signature vanquished the last remnants of Proposition 187, the most important piece of state legislation youve probably never heard of an initiative placed on the 1994 California ballot that spawned an ugly legacy. Long before Arizona, Alabama and other states decided to pursue anti-immigrant measures, Prop 187 proved that it was politically possible. And 20 years before Republicans nationwide tried scoring cheap points by railing about unchecked immigration, the California GOP used the initiative to ...
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Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants 17.9.2014 AP National
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- For a time last year, Oregon was on the road to giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally until a small anti-immigrant group decided to put the state's love affair with ballot measures to use against the law....
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Sweden's Social Democrats claim election victory after austerity backlash 15.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Anti-immigrant far-right holds balance of power as Stefan Lofven prepares for coalition talks with Greens and other parties Continue reading...
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Sweden's vote leaders struggle to form government after election shifts power to left bloc 15.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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