The last freedom

The last freedom

As borders slowly reopen, immigrants and expats won’t soon forget that our freedom of movement is conditional, our lifestyle only tolerated

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays
There is no magic immigration tap to fix the worker shortage

There is no magic immigration tap to fix the worker shortage

Britain is finally admitting it wants foreign workers. It’s forgetting to ask a vital question: Do foreign workers want Britain?

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays
Cutting remote workers' pay is unfair. The alternative could be worse.

Cutting remote workers' pay is unfair. The alternative could be worse.

Work is increasingly location-independent. Compensation still isn't.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Media Artisan
The true citizens of nowhere

The true citizens of nowhere

Citizenship isn't belonging to one nation or a few. It's giving up a bit of the self for the collective.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays
New travel rules: Brits can go play around the world... but the world is not welcome here

New travel rules: Brits can go play around the world... but the world is not welcome here

Only those vaccinated by the NHS will be spared quarantine in England. Changes once again fall short for transnational families.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays
The post-Brexit immigration scheme ends in a month. Its flaws could show up in a decade.

The post-Brexit immigration scheme ends in a month. Its flaws could show up in a decade.

Here are all the ways the EU Settlement Scheme could be a slow-motion crash. (It may well not be. We just won't know for a while.)

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays
Beyoncé, Nicolas Cage and the 1335 other people worthy of fast-track UK immigration

Beyoncé, Nicolas Cage and the 1335 other people worthy of fast-track UK immigration

An immigration system that promises to reliably pick winners can only pick those who've already won.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Borderline
America is living through our past. Could it also be our future?

America is living through our past. Could it also be our future?

From pre-war Paris to today's Washington D.C., an eerie echo

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
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