The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

Guest blog by Charlotte Galpin (POLSIS) and colleagues On 25th March 2017, a pro-EU march – the March for Europe – took place in London, with crowd estimates ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 participants. Similar, smaller-scale marches took place in other cities across the UK such as Edinburgh and Newcastle. The march was organised by ‘Unite for…

The quest for home of European Somali families in Britain

Brexit has created many challenges for EU families and their children who had made the decision to migrate to live in the UK. More importantly, it has unsettled their notions of ‘home’ for the majority of them. The questions of ‘where home is?’ and ‘where one belongs to?’ hit hardest particularly upon the secondary-migrant Somalian…

Brexit a window on contemporary processes, says Zygmunt Bauman

By Emilee Moore, University of Leeds On 5th October 2016, Emeritus Professor Zygmunt Bauman spoke at the Bauman Institute at the University of Leeds on the topic of ‘Europe’s Adventure: Still Unfinished?’ The lecture was part of a series of events taking place at the University of Leeds around the subject of Brexit. Prof. Bauman began…

Migrants and Migration Post Brexit: Finding our voice to influence the new landscape

IRis is delighted to host at the University of Birmingham an event on migration and migrants post Brexit organised by Migrant Voice. The event will take place on October 24th  from 09.30am – 3.30pm. Following the surge in hate crimes against migrants after the EU referendum vote and the new developments and challenges facing the UK, this event will go to the…

Can the fabric of a diverse society be undone?

By Nando Sigona @nandosigona If you woke up this morning in a British city, you can see this happening right in front to your eyes. From the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham – one of the most diverse cities in the UK –  the Tories are feeding the press with anti-immigration soundbites relentlessly, competing among…