Light in the shadow of Brexit: Portraits of EU families in London

The Eurochildren team is producing a series of photo and audio portraits of EU families in London. What is emerging is a composite picture, a mosaic of voices, perspectives and experiences, with some shared anchors. London is ‘not like the rest of England’. It is ‘a bubble’, but that may not be enough to mitigate…

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…

Leave or remain? Diary of an EU citizen in the UK

Bitter sweet pre- and post- EU referendum diary by Nando Sigona coming to term as many EU long-term residents in the UK with a referendum in which so much is at stake for them but with no right to vote. Catch up with all episodes in here!

EU migrants and access to benefits: where’s the controversy?

By Jenny Phillimore @japhillimore This week Jeremy Corbyn, on a visit to Brussels, is expected to criticise David Cameron’s call for an ‘emergency brake’ on benefits for new migrants. In a break with popular opinion, Corbyn will describe Cameron’s demands as potentially discriminatory. Corbyn’s actions are seen as high-risk and controversial because they are so…