Apart from cut our tax burden, boost innovation, improve our quality of life etc etc. My piece for the Guardian’s Comment is Free Tweet
I’m quoted in City AM. Tweet
My article for CapX Tweet
Svenska Dagbladet, 25 September 2014
My article on the lessons from Sweden’s elections for Svenska Dagbladet Tweet
Svenska Dagbladet, 5 December 2013.
Svenska Dagbladet, 27 October 2013.
I was interviewed about the benefits of immigration and the creation of a pan-European labour market throughout this fantastic Dutch documentary by VPRO TV called Hotel Europe: Go Where the Work Is. Watch it here Tweet
Die Berliner Republik, 06/12. Wenn Vorbehalte gegen Eingewanderte und Einwanderung laut werden, gehen Progressive nicht selten in Deckung. Das ist ein großer Fehler. Denn sowohl progressive Prinzipien als auch Pragmatismus und ökonomische Vernunft sprechen dafür, Einwanderung und Vielfalt ohne Wenn und Aber zu unterstützen
CNN México, 19 February 2013. Desde un punto de vista económico y moral, lo mejor sería que todos pudiéramos movernos libremente, como sucedía en el siglo XIX, cuando Estados Unidos tenía fronteras más o menos accesibles. Eso puede parecer una fantasía peligrosa; sin embargo, la reciente experiencia en Europa indica lo contrario.
CNN, 12 February 2013. From an economic – and a moral – point of view, it would be best if everybody could move freely, as they could in the 19th century, when the United States had more or less open borders. That may seem like a dangerous fantasy, yet recent experience in Europe suggests otherwise.
Read my latest article for Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN.com Lee el artículo en español Tweet
CNN, 8 June 2012. It is no longer acceptable to discriminate against people on the basis of a whole range of characteristics that they happen to be born with, notably their gender, their race and their sexuality. So why is it still deemed acceptable to discriminate against people on the basis of where they happen to have been born?
Read my immigration article for CNN. Tweet
“The notion that migration is a one-way movement of permanent settlement is outdated. Most of it is temporary—and it’s time the debate about immigration recognised this reality,” argues Philippe Legrain, an analyst of immigration and the author of “Aftershock”, a recent book analysing economic changes in the wake of the financial crash. Read the full […]
No. I won the debate against David Goodhart on The Economist’s website, by 51%-49%. Thank you to everyone who voted No. Tweet
Headlines from a poll this week suggested nearly half of British people think there are too many immigrants in the UK. But the findings change when people are presented with the facts. The average respondent thought 3 in 10 people in the UK are foreign-born. When told it’s actually 1 in 10, more than twothirds […]
I was interviewed on BBC World’s World News Today on 1 December 2010 about whether the EU’s border policy is working, whether Europe really can control its borders, and whether there might be a better approach to immigration instead. Tweet
The UK government yesterday announced much tighter restrictions on people from outside the EU who want to come here to work or study. At at time when the government is relying on the private sector to drive the recovery as the public sector is cut back, and when the education sector is a particularly important […]
Ed West says he took time to reply to my earlier post because his “Chinese maid, Yen or Wen or whatever her name is, took ages to clean up my study” – delightful, isn’t he? He then deliberately misinterpreted my response – or perhaps he’s just stupid? I said it was nonsense to claim that […]