Xan Youles

Xan is a researcher and writer with a background in working with refugee and asylum-seeking communities in the North of England. She is passionate about holding Governments and failing governmental policies to account whilst highlighting the experiences of marginalised people to encourage empathy, awareness and action. An LGBT and feminist writer, she is particularly interested in LGBTQ+ and women's experiences.

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Freelancers Left Out of Immigration Rules

Freelancers hoping to stay in or migrate to the UK are effectively being told not to bother, as the new immigration rules starves them out. The new policy paper, published last week, states: “We will not be creating a dedicated route for self...

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Should the BBC Legitimise Hate Speech?

The BBC is being criticised for “giving racists a platform” after allowing a former National Front candidate to call for “completely” closed borders on its BBC Question Time show.  The audience member went on to claim that the UK has been...

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Why Does Serco Continue to be Forgiven?

Outsourcing firm Serco will take responsibility for two Gatwick immigration removal centres (IRCs), despite being disgraced for their inhumane treatment of migrants worldwide. As of May 21 2020, Serco will be responsible for Brook House and Tinsley...

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Number 10 Adviser Steps Down After Eugenics Row

Eugenics was supposed to be an ugly part of science that the world condemns. Once embraced by leading – white, western, neurotypical, straight, male – psychologists such as Francis Galton, it provides a foundation for support of fascist ideology...

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Planting Seeds of Hope: Sheffield Uni Aids Syrian Refugees

The University of Sheffield is driving forward a scheme to help displaced Syrian refugees grow food using old mattresses, designed to reduce landfill waste as well as provide fresh food for refugees living in the Jordanian desert. The University’s...

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Refugee Women Condemned to Destitution

Women for Refugee Women’s latest report is a devastating analysis of the destitution asylum-seeking and refugee women face in the UK.  Harrowing accounts from 106 asylum-seeking and refugee women across England and Wales detail the misery and...

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Tory Maths: UK Government Statistics Don’t Add Up

Independent fact-checking charity FullFact have raised questions about a new Home Office claim that states the proposed changes to immigration will see a reduction in so-called ‘unskilled’ EU migration by 90,000. FullFact assessed the...