The Public Statements

This page archives public statements and press releases on topical issues  by date:

Durham University graduate helping women practice law in Saudi Arabia, 9 February 2018

Citizenship test might be available in Cornish but not Scots Gaelic or Welsh, says government, 5 January 2018

Chancellor under pressure to make immigration system “self-sustainable” in Brexit budget, 20 November 2017

Migration Watch report wrong to count foreign students as migrants, 21 July 2017

Government should launch hate crime register, 19 June 2017

Theresa May doesn’t need Brexit to cut net migration, 2 June 2017


Government oath betrays British values, says expert, 18 December 2016

Brexit Britain needs a migration impact reduction fund, 25 July 2016

Government must stop post-referendum attacks, 4 July 2016

Brexit immigration bill does not improve border controls, 16 June 2016

Cameron’s EU deal more confusing than convincing, 19 February 2016

Government wrong about border security, says Durham academic, 14 January 2016


Failed relationships with migrants to be exposed in public statements, 14 December 2015

Durham academic wins EU referendum change, 2 September 2015

Budget 2015 and immigration statement, 8 July 2015

Boris Becker faces new test match for UK citizenship, 3 July 2015

New Migrant Guide is ‘Unfit for Purpose’, 17 June 2015

Three reasons why Bloomberg can’t run for London Mayor, 11 June 2015

Caution urged on UK-inspired citizenship reforms, 11 June 2015

English language requirements for migrants inadequate , 20 March 2015

New migrant ‘health surcharge’ an election stunt full of loopholes, 19 March 2015

Funding scheme should be revived to reduce impact of migration on public services, expert says, 19 February 2015


Scottish independence could open backdoor for immigration to UK, 28 August 2014

Cornish Pasties could be included on UK citizenship test, 25 April 2014


Victims should be given more power in sentencing decisions, says legal expert, 13 September 2013

Punitive restorative justice could alleviate strain on public spending, says legal expert, 22 August 2013

UK citizenship test is like a bad pub quiz, 12 June 2013

Punitive Restoration is a better way to reduce reoffending and improve public confidence, 9 May 2013

New citizenship test may be unfit for purpose, according to immigration expert, 21 March 2013

New “Life in the UK” test is a cause for concern, 1 January 2013