Tag: Christina Boswell

Our sterile quantitative debate on immigration needs to be humanised with stories and images

Our sterile quantitative debate on immigration needs to be humanised with stories and images

UK policy and political debate on immigration and asylum seekers has been increasingly driven by abstract, quantitative descriptors. What we need instead are stories and images of individuals in order to trigger empathy and concern, argues Christina Boswell. Similar PostsAn independent Scotland may find it impossible to pursue a more liberal immigration policyThe electoral decline […]

An independent Scotland may find it impossible to pursue a more liberal immigration policy

An independent Scotland may find it impossible to pursue a more liberal immigration policy

With the prospects for Scottish independence still uncertain as we edge closer to November 2014’s referendum, not much attention has been focussed on an issue which animates voters of all political persuasions: immigration. Christina Boswell argues that public opinion, and cross-border pressures from the UK and the EU may constrain the noble aspirations of the Scottish Government […]