Comment Is EU migration falling faster than even ministers want? by Luke Lythgoe | 23.02.2017 We shouldn't read too much into one quarter's figures. But UK will be damaged by an abrupt fall in migrants. Even David Davis realises that. Comment Free movement is not as hardline as Theresa May thinks by Nick Kent | 09.02.2017 Our PM and other EU leaders talk as if free movement is absolute. The language in the underlying treaties is much more nuanced. Comment UK doesn’t need a migrant impact fund by Michael Romberg | 31.01.2017 Calls for one validate mistaken belief that migrants are to blame for problems in public services. What we need is to show how they assimilate. Comment If only May had learnt from Swiss before going to Davos by Denis MacShane | 19.01.2017 Irony of choosing Davos to make first foreign defence of taking UK out of EU is that the Swiss are going in exactly opposite direction. Comment It’s time to stop treating students as migrants by David Hannay | 10.01.2017 There’s a chance to remedy this error when the Higher Education and Research Bill begins its passage through the House of Lords this week. Comment How to stop EU citizens being treated like pawns by Hugo Dixon | 12.12.2016 Theresa May mustn’t just guarantee rights of EU citizens living here. She must also deal with the nitty-gritty of figuring out who can stay. Comment Students should not be part of Brexit immigration debate by David Hannay | 14.10.2016 Overseas students contribute to our global soft-power influence and should not be discouraged from coming here. Migration Watch wrong to blame migrants for care shortages by Charlie Mitchell | 06.10.2016 Pressure group says they make the sector unattractive and understaffed by depressing wages. But without them staff shortages would worsen. Comment Stigmatising migration is not the solution by Rachel Franklin | 05.10.2016 The message from the Tory conference is clear: we get it on migration. But that doesn’t make the government’s policy ideas workable or acceptable. Brexit means Brexit. But will it be hard or soft? by Charlie Mitchell | 28.09.2016 As battle lines are drawn over the UK’s future, a soft-hard Brexit division has arisen. What does this distinction mean? Tabloids embellish blueprint of EU-Swiss deal by Charlie Mitchell | 22.09.2016 The proposed accord will not reduce immigration and could automatically enshrine EU rules in Swiss law. It’s cold comfort for Brexiteers. Comment Brexit mustn’t impoverish us culturally by Michael Prest | 18.09.2016 There’s more to Brexit than the economy. Our relationship with the EU profoundly affects what kind of society we are.