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Full steam ahead for Brexit – A personal elegy for a cosmopolitanism that perhaps never was

Now it is almost official, after 461 to 89 MPs backed the government’s Article 50 Bill yesterday: Brexit will happen probably sooner than many expected, and more authoritarian and undemocratic than ever thought possible by those who believe in due … Continue reading

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Premeditated murder – the manufacturing of death by EU asylum and migration politics

This post was first published as a Manchester Policy Blog (in a slightly amended form), see http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2015/04/the-manufacturing-of-death-by-eu-asylum-and-migration-politics/ It has become a defining feature of European asylum and migration policy in recent years: boats full to bursting with desperate people trying … Continue reading

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I don’t want to be in the news again! Who will put an end to the non-sensical discourse on economic migrants?

Here we go again. After a period when my alter ego as the figure of the ‘economic migrant’ was in the news in the UK almost continuously had passed, to make way for concerns about terrorism and the NHS, it … Continue reading

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‘I dream about those German sausages’

The above sentence was the message I received the other day from a Facebook-friend, together with a black and white photograph showing some African kids in a classroom with a tall, Germanic looking woman-teacher, and some German sentences on the … Continue reading

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