Despite concrete evidence to the contrary, right wings parties from all over the world always play the “immigrants are stealing our jobs” card. I witnessed a clear example of that during the 2016 Brexit referendum. Leavers based their entire campaign on immigration. Nathan Raia In 2015, Italy was […]
Irony and sarcasm form the basis of British humour along with those sentences whose intended meanings are far from what they might appear. Virginia Moreno Molina It seems the first hurdle awaiting the visitor upon arrival in the UK is the language. For some this represents more of […]
Emigration is not just a question of adapting to life in a new country but also of having to deal with feelings of guilt, loneliness, homesickness, frustration and expectation.
Veronica Camacho* is a woman who, like many others, was arrested in the middle of the street and taken to several detention centres in the UK. She spent more than three months in one of them and was mistreated. Fortunately, she managed to get out of “hell”, as she called it. This happened a long time ago but the memory is still with her.
It was 2011 and the author of this article met Hugo and Frankie and their friendly dog in a pub on the edge of Victoria Park in Hackney, to talk about a decade they had spent organizing Afro-Latin parties in London and collecting music in tropical latitudes. Graham Douglas […]