Posts in the category of: Immigration

Labour’s Triple Shift on Europe

by Liam Byrne | 11.03.17 | in: Immigration, Working Papers

The people have spoken. Their will should prevail. But the referendum offered voters a ballot paper not a blueprint. A simple choice on Brexit: not a roadmap through the minefield Britain now has to navigate. Labour can’t block the exit. The debilitation of Brexit is not the facilitator of Labour’s resurgence. Voters will not applaud, […]

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What’s the way forward for free movement reform?

by Liam Byrne | 20.02.17 | in: Immigration

For those who campaigned, like me to stay in the European Union, it’s fairly obvious that the concern to reduce migration was at the top of voters list of ambition. But now we are leaving the EU, a new system will be needed to manage migration from the EU. Those who want of to keep […]

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Statement on unaccompanied child refugees – 25th April 2016

by Liam Byrne | 25.04.16

  Liam Byrne today urged MP’s to support the ‘Dubs amendment’ to require the government to reach out and support 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees.   The Hodge Hill MP has been highlighting the plight of unaccompanied child refugees in Parliament and in the Council of Europe. He recently challenged the Prime Minister on the issue […]

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Red Shift report launch at Labour Conference

by Liam Byrne | 29.09.15

Dear friends, Yesterday, Shabana Mahmood MP, Nic Dakin MP, Cllr Caroline Badley and I launched the very first Red Shift report ‘Looking for a New England’ at Labour Party Conference. Here are a few pictures from the launch:     In case you were not able to attend the launch or have not had a […]

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Red Shift – Understanding England as it is – Inspiring England as it could be – 24 September 2015

by Liam Byrne | 24.09.15

  Dear friends,   I wanted to share our very first Red Shift report, Looking for a New England, with you which we are publishing today.   Click on the front page below to open up the PDF for the full report.   You can read the executive summary further down.   For more details visit: […]

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The government needs to do more to help refugees

by Liam Byrne | 15.09.15

Dear friends, Thank you for all of your emails and letters over the last few weeks about the ongoing refugee crisis. As you know, the Tory government’s action on refugees simply does not match up to the scale of the crisis we are facing. The brutal civil war in Syria, the turbulence in Libya and […]

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The European refugee crisis – 3 September 2015

by Liam Byrne | 03.09.15

Dear friends,   I am sure you will have seen some of the coverage of the increasingly desparate refugee crisis growing across Europe.   Yvette Cooper, who I am backing to be the next Labour Leader, made a speech earlier in the week lamenting Britain’s current position – Germany has given more sanctuary to Syrians in […]

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Statement on HEPI research on student migration – 25 June 2015

by Liam Byrne | 25.06.15

  Dear friends,   Today HEPI has released the findings of it’s recent survey of students’ attitudes towards studying alongside international students.   Here’s my statement in response:   “If we want to lead the world in science, research and new technologies then the free movement of students and scientists is key. Today’s research from […]

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First Constituency Wide Residents Meeting of 2015 – Immigration – Saturday 24 January 2015

by Liam Byrne | 19.01.15

Dear friends,   Many of you will have read, in my Winter Newsletter, about the three constituency wide residents meeting that I will be holding between now and the election. They’re on the 3 big issues residents tell me are most important – and I want to hear what you think needs to change in […]

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Mr Brightside – Interview with Total Politics

by Liam Byrne | 31.10.14

Shadow universities minister Liam Byrne is full of optimism – not just about Labour’s plans for higher education but for the party’s prospects in 2015. Jess Bowie meets him Carnal Opportunities. It’s quite the name for a band. And not just any band, either: they were the punk rock outfit that Liam Byrne played rhythm […]

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