In light of this week’s report into Asylum Accommodation by the Home Affairs Select Committee, Dr Jonathan Darling, who submitted expert evidence to the inquiry, responds to its findings and suggests a way forwards. Asylum accommodation is currently provided through six regional contracts with three private providers There have been reports of substandard and inappropriate […]
What role might cities play in UK asylum policy?
Government policy towards asylum seekers is being challenged. Dr Jonathan Darling asks if this should become part of the debate on the devolution of powers. Disagreements between local authorities and the Home Office over asylum seeker dispersal numbers and arrangements have a long-standing history in Britain. Yet recently they have garnered greater media attention due […]
‘Utterly appalling’ : why official review of UK gang policy is barely credible
Last week the government claimed it was succeeding in stamping out gangs and gang culture, in a review of current Home Office policy. But if you scratch below the rhetoric, argue Jon Shute and Juanjo Medina, you will find these claims are based on evaluation methods barely worthy of an undergraduate thesis. Let us be […]