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COVID-19 Exposes the False Promise of Isolationism

Dan Fisher, editor-in-chief of Uncommon Ground Media, unpicks the isolationist approach adopted by Western countries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, whereby governments have focused primarily on protecting those within their own borders. Few...

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14 Days Quarantine for Migrants Arriving in UK

Migrants arriving in the UK now face quarantine for 14 days The UK Government has now said that all those arriving in the UK via an airport must quarantine at a private residence for 14 days, starting from June due to the Coronavirus...

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Asylum Seekers Intercepted During COVID-19 Pandemic

Boats Carrying Asylum Seekers Intercepted During Bank Holiday in the UK Over the bank holiday weekend, around 140 boats carrying asylum seekers and migrants were intercepted in the English Channel. A spike in the number of those attempting to...

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Syrian Asylum Seeker Dies in Glasgow Hotel

Relocated Asylum Seeker Found Dead in Glasgow Hotel A Syrian asylum seeker has been found dead in a Glasgow hotel after being moved there as part of the Home Office’s COVID-19 response. The asylum seeker’s identity has now been confirmed as Adnan...

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COVID-19 Support in Short Supply for EU Nationals in the UK

EU nationals are suffering in the UK from a lack of COVID-19 support The UK has come under fire from prominent MEPs for ‘discriminating’ against EU nationals as COVID-19 financial support packages from the Government only stretches to...

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Hostile Environment Leaves Migrants in Limbo

Migrants Suffer Under Hostile Environment During COVID-19 You would be forgiven for assuming that, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Home Office would automatically relax or entirely scrap its widely condemned hostile environment policies. Yet...