Immigration continues to be the one of the top concerns to Britons and especially to the Chinese community. The previous Labour government sought to make the immigration more transparent through an Australian style points-based system. The current Tory-led Coalition government has introduced an immigration cap which has impacted on tourism, international students and other sectors of the economy.
This debate will cover some of the political, social and economic aspects of immigration and on what we might do to improve the system.
Rt Hon John Denham MP is Parliamentary Private Secretary to HM Leader of the Opposition. He has previously been Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Sarah Mulley is Associate Director for Migration, Trade and Development at the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Anthony Painter is a political writer, commentator and researcher. He wrote ‘The Politics of Perpetual Renewal’ published by Demos in 2010 which outlined the political impact of changing demographics and attitudes and has recently co-founded the ‘Extremis Project’, a platform for independent, objective and evidence-based research on extremism and the drivers of their support.
Ash McGregor, Vice-Chair of Chinese for Labour will be chairing the event. For further press enquiries, please email Dr Stephen Ng MBE on firstname.lastname@example.org