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The Nationality and Borders Bill: A gendered issue

The Nationality and Borders Bill: A gendered issue

Having fled violence, asylum-seeking women’s right to safety in the UK is further threatened by the government’s newest asylum legislation. The Home Office is pushing for major reform of UK’s “broken” immigration system, and it has been nothing less than controversial. The Nationality and Borders Bill, which will enforce many of the measures outlined in …

Where does the myth of Muslim ‘no-go areas’ come from?

Where does the myth of Muslim ‘no-go areas’ come from?

Stories about areas in the UK that are a ‘no-go’ for non-Muslims often circulate online. But are these valid concerns, or a moral panic grounded in a fear of difference? One of the most bizarre and unfounded claims about the British Muslim community in recent years is a moral panic that is popular amongst politicians …

Migrant rough sleepers face threat of deportation

Migrant rough sleepers face threat of deportation

The government have relaunched a controversial programme which gives them the possibility of deporting migrants who are sleeping rough. We have previously written about the government’s response to rough sleeping and homelessness during COVID-19 with the ‘Everybody In’ programme. As we feared, it was a short-term solution, and now the government are making the lives …

Are we teaching technology to be racist?

Are we teaching technology to be racist?

Artificial Intelligence systems are learning to replicate and codify systemic biases, posing problems for the fight against racial injustice. Artificial intelligence, or AI, is becoming an increasingly present part of our everyday lives. Programmes designed to integrate AI into areas like healthcare, education, and criminal justice are cropping up everywhere, designed to streamline and simplify …