Category Archives: Opinion

Reflections from the UAE where I was last week

I wrote to the officials in the UAE requesting a meeting to discuss the migration crisis. I wanted to know why they had not taken a single Syrian refugee. My letter was acknowledged, we followed up, we contacted the Foreign … Continue reading

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Britain and Europe: The Lessons from History

Yesterday I took part in this debate, organised by the Mile End Institute. Well, I say took part, I was only there as I had seen the event advertised, not one MEP had been asked to speak. So I settled … Continue reading

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MEP Janice Atkinson: why we have a shortage of training places for nurses.

I wrote an opinion piece for the Folkestone Herald about the impact on nurses as a result of the government’s ‘shortage occupation lists’. It’s available here.  

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I’m a quitter, a doomsayer, a fully paid up member of Xenophobic Little England. Excellent. This is the language used against us Brexit folk by the ‘In’ campaign.

Last night I attended the Spectator’s ‘Is the EU bad for business?’ event. It was a good debate, chaired by the wonderful Andrew Neil, who does it with sharp intellect and humour and something rare in journalists – he’s well … Continue reading

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Time to stand up to the French on Calais

Responding to the failure of the Government’s accord with the French Socialist administration on the crisis at Calais, as demonstrated by fresh incursions into the Channel tunnel and costly suspension to cross-Channel services, Janice Atkinson MEP said: ‘Let’s be clear … Continue reading

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Postcard from Calais

I like the French, always have, they are so like us in so many ways. I like their culture, food, wine and stubborn attitude. I like Philippe Mignonet, the deputy mayor of Calais so, why doesn’t he do what he … Continue reading

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Reparations for Empire? Let’s ask instead who wrecked Britain

The left argue that Britain should pay reparations for colonial rule around the world. The latest reparation claim is that we committed atrocious crimes in our colonisation by bringing starvation and genocide in our wake so, goes the argument, we … Continue reading

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Believe me, the EU isn’t going to fix migration

Having just driven up the deserted M20 listening to a radio phone in about the migrant situation in Calais, the presenter asked a rhetorical question: why can’t the EU do more about the migrant situation? I say it’s rhetorical as … Continue reading

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Breaking into Britain: They’re already here

Clearly the Cabinet is rattled by the crisis at Calais. The giveaway, as always, is government members ratcheting up the rhetoric on immigration while skipping the bit of the job that involves getting down to lasting solutions. This morning we … Continue reading

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‘Working with the French’ on Calais: Try Marine

When I visited Calais in September 2014, meeting both migrants and the deputy mayor of the town, I warned that the issue of illegal immigration across the Channel wasn’t going to go away. That was less fashionable then than it … Continue reading

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