Tag : Immigration

Theatre | Refugee Boy – a seamless production

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: West Yorkshire Playhouse At the level of individuals, politics can be a prison. It binds ethnicities to boundaries, families to states and its victims are those who remain caught between its narrowly and neatly defined borders. Lemn Sissay’s portrayal of the harrowing conditions facing a young refugee as he … Read More

Comment | In defense of immigrants

5 years ago / 0 comments

Earlier this week (w/c 4th November), UCL published a comprehensive study on the effects of the presence of immigrants from the eight countries which joined the EU in 2004.  It found that every year since their arrival, they had made a positive contribution to the state of public finance.  While … Read More

Comment | The sad plight of asylum seekers

5 years ago / 0 comments

The past few weeks have seen further crack downs on illegal immigrants, along with a tightening of restrictions on access to public services. From ‘go home’ vans to fining landlords who rent to illegal immigrants, the government’s approach to immigration has been widely criticised as blunt and heavy handed. However, … Read More

Theatre | Refugee Boy

6 years ago / 0 comments

5/5 Stars Unsurprisingly the cast of Refugee Boy took their bows this Wednesday to thunderous applause. With their raw, forceful, yet incredibly human performances, Alem (Fisayo Akinade) and his supporting actors completely blew us away. They successfully navigate through a civil war, knife crime, foster homes, and the government red … Read More