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New Arrivals: A fair immigration plan for Labour


The UK’s response to the Ukraine refugee crisis was shockingly slow and inadequate. While European Union members opened their doors to millions of refugees, the UK government dithered and delayed. Its response lacked both competence and compassion. But asylum is only one area where the government is getting it wrong on immigration.

In this pamphlet, Thom Brooks sets out a new immigration plan for Labour. It is a plan rooted in the Labour values of compassion and fairness. It offers the opportunity to create a fit for purpose immigration system to deal with one of the greatest challenges of our time.

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Copies are available, priced £5.95, from the Fabian Society. Call 020 7227 4900, email or send a cheque payable to The Fabian Society to 61 Petty France, London, SW1H 9EU.

Thom Brooks

Thom Brooks is professor of law and government at Durham University Law School. He is a member of the Fabian Society’s executive committee and of the Society of Labour Lawyers. He is also director of the Labour Academic Network. His books include Becoming British (Biteback, 2016) and Reforming the UK’s Citizenship Test (Bristol University Press, 2022)


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