Literary Nonfiction. Politics. Modern Britain is obsessed with immigration. Politicians make promises about it. Journalists write countless stories about it. We gossip about it on the bus and in the pub. Everyone has an opinion. DRAWBRIDGE BRITAIN tells the story of that obsession, from panic in Whitehall when the Windrush docked in 1948 to a Brexit vote driven by fear and mistrust of newcomers. It is the story of how successive governments have made life difficult for immigrants, long before Theresa May unveiled her 'hostile environment' policies, and how British residents and their newest neighbours have managed—often against the odds—to build their lives together. Russell Hargrave asks: If Britain is going to secure a happier, liberal future in an age of immigration, what needs to happen next?
Dr. Russell Hargrave is a freelance reporter and political consultant. His work has appeared in The Guardian, ITV News, Reuters and Public Finance, and he writes regularly on immigration and international development for politics.co.uk and devex.com. Russell is also a policy advisor to the Liberal Democrats on immigration and refugees.Author City: LONDON UNK