Europe By Hugh Schofield BBC News, Paris 15 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46878317 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsFrance yellow vest protests An imaginative bid to revitalise democracy in the … [Read more...] about Will Macron’s Grand Debate tackle yellow-vest crisis?
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Emmanuel Macron has suggested discussing the introduction of immigration quotas in nationwide debates that begin on Tuesday in an attempt to end weekly anti-government protests by France’s “yellow vest” movement. The centrist president will launch the first debate in Grand Bourgtheroulde, a small Normandy community emblematic of the “forgotten France” of the grassroots protest movement. The two months of debates across the country are intended to air the grievances of the “yellow vests” and identify remedies to defuse widespread public anger over living standards behind nine consecutive weekends of protests and clashes with police in French cities. Cutting immigration has not been a central demand of the populist revolt but about 40 per cent of “yellow vests” are estimated to support Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration party, the far-Right National Rally. The 41-year-old president’s controversial move to … [Read more...] about Macron puts immigration quotas up for debate in hope of placating ‘yellow vests’
"Welsh immigration" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Welsh emigration. Since 1945, immigration to the United Kingdom under British nationality law has been significant, in particular from the Republic of Ireland and from the former British Empire especially India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Caribbean, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Hong Kong. Other immigrants have come as asylum seekers, seeking protection as refugees under the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, or from member states of the European Union, exercising one of the European Union's Four Freedoms. About 70% of the population increase between the 2001 and 2011 censuses was due to foreign-born immigration. 7.5 million people (11.9% of the population at the time) were born overseas, although the census gives no indication of their immigration status or intended length of stay. Provisional figures show that in 2013, 526,000 people arrived to live in the UK whilst 314,000 left, meaning that net … [Read more...] about Modern immigration to the United Kingdom
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel submitted his resignation Tuesday amid pressure on his government after the biggest party in his coalition quit over his support for a United Nations compact on international migration. "I am taking the decision to offer my resignation. I am now going to see the king" to inform him," Michel told Belgian lawmakers. The lawmakers had been demanding that he submit his new minority government to a confidence vote, but Michel refused and a confrontation this week seemed likely. Michel, who took over in 2014, tried to convince them of the reshaped government's plans and said he would be ready to work with the opposition, but his overtures were rejected. His 2019 budget was among the sensitive topics up for debate. The liberal premier admitted defeat rather than face and probably lose a no-confidence vote called by the left-wing and green opposition parties. Some in the assembly pushed for an election to be held before the regularly scheduled one in May. … [Read more...] about Belgian PM Michel announces resignation after immigration row
Could Europe be enough to wreck yet another Tory premiership? As Theresa May faces prospective votes of no confidence, in her leadership from her own MPs, and in her government from internal dissidents and opposition parties, it may be scant comfort that she would hardly be the first Conservative leader to see their dreams and ambitions destroyed by a subject – Europe – that is seemingly incapable of resolution. Indeed, May, punningly enough, exists as a sort of political mayflower – her lifespan in office, be it long or short, devoted to one purpose only: Brexit. All the stuff about “burning injustices”, the high-minded schemes to reinvigorate the British economy with an “industrial strategy” – her own mild brand of corporatism – or the plight of the “just about managing” families has been subsumed by the question of Britain’s EU withdrawal. To use a modern phrase, her administration has not the … [Read more...] about How Europe became the funeral pyre for Tory leaders