‘Congratulations on your achievement’: the day I became British
How does one mark the ceremony to become British? With mixed feelings, in many cases.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Naturalisation and paracetamol: diary of an EU citizen in the UK
“Eventually, I paid my £1349 and submitted my application and joined over 100,000 EU citizens who have applied for...
Published in: HomeHostile environment: border guards and border guardees
Border checks are no longer one-off encounters… but… a myriad of micro-encounters. They have penetrated the...
Amber Rudd, the Windrush scandal and the reluctant Remainer
The Windrush scandal is undoubtedly the scene of a crime, multiple crimes. But which scene and what crime now needs...
Another dangerous ‘National Us’: you can’t have a more integrated society in a hostile environment
The UK Government’s strategy is not for an integrated society, focusing on what government and society could and...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Can the fabric of a diverse society be undone? Diary of an EU citizen in the UK
“A few days later the PM and the Health Secretary, Hunt, have ready a proposal to train more British doctors - the...