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Professor Thom Brooks

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BA, MA, MA, PhD, FAcSS, FHEA, FRHisS, FRSA, MAE


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Dean in the Durham Law SchoolPCL211+44 (0) 191 33 44365
Fellow of University College  
Member of the Centre for the History of Political Thought  
Member of Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)  

Biography

Thom Brooks is an award-winning author, columnist, policy advisor and public speaker. He is the President of the Society of Legal Scholars (the oldest and largest learned society for academic lawyers), an Executive Committee member of the Fabian Society (the UK's oldest think tank, taking Keir Starmer's vacated place when he became leader of the Labour Party) and an Executive Committee member of the Society of Labour Lawyers. Brooks is Director of the Labour Academic Network, an independent group of academics supporting Labour Party policy development, an elected member of the Academia Europaea and an Academic Bencher of the Honourable Society of Inner Temple

He appears frequently on television, radio and in print media discussing immigration & citizenship, Brexit 'Brexpert' and "the man behind Remain and Leave" vote, British politics, punishment & sentencing, US politics and other topics as a highly sought after commentator and expert. His general research interests are in ethics, law and public policy. 

Thom Brooks is the UK's only Professor of Law and Government and the Dean at Durham Law School and an Associate Member in Department of Philosophy and Professor in School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. He has held visiting appointments at (1) the University of Chicago Law School, (2) Columbia University's Columbia Law School, (3) Harvard University's Harvard Law School, (4) LUISS Guido Carli's Law School in Rome, (5) New York University's Center for Bioethics, (6) the University of Nice Law School, (7) the University of Oxford (St John's College), (8) the University of Pennsylvania Law School, (9) University of St Andrews, (10) Uppsala University and (11) Yale Law School at Yale University. He's on the advisory board of Universidade Nova de Lisboa - NOVA School of Law. Brooks taught previously at Newcastle University. 

Brooks is the top academic broadcaster worldwide in Globelynx (Press Association) Network with 2,000+ media appearances on BBC One, BBC Two ('Newsnight'), BBC News, BBC World Service, CNN, ITV, Channel 5, Sky News, Al Jazeera, ABC News 24, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, France 24, WTNH (ABC), BBC Radio 4 (with Andrew Marr), BBC 5 Live, The Economist, Money Week and all major UK newspapers and many others including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. He has co-hosted programmes on immigration as well as British and American politics, and been a Brexpert for Sky News. Brooks writes columns for Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The TimesSunday Express, The AtlanticFabian Review, Huffington PostLabourListNew Statesman, Northern Echo and others. Brooks has long championed academics becoming publicly engaged.

As the inaugural Dean of Durham Law School at Durham University, he is leading the biggest growth in the School's 50 year history increasing academic staff from 42 to 75+ over the next few years - building new critical mass in key areas, improving our research capacities, expanding into new areas like Chinese law launching the ground-breaking Centre for Chinese Law and Policy already one of the largest in Europe starting the first ever Chinese law summer school in the UK. The Times noted the new programme at Durham will offer "great career prospects" above and beyond other British law schools in a special feature. The Law School's growth will further reduce our staff-student ratio and retaining Durham's small group tutorials of 8 students and seminar teaching at the heart of our enriching student experience. Brooks introduced the first on-site teaching for the New York and California state bar exams in partnership with BARBRI. He has become known for driving the global diversity of programmes to reflect the global diversity of today's students and academic to boost research and employability championing global legal education.

Durham Law ranked 3rd in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. Durham also ranks in top three best law schools for law student employability: more Durham graduates get jobs in the City and London than any London law school. In 2017, Durham Law School achieved its best ever results reaching 40th in QS World Rankings and 93% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey. These achievements were recognised by the House of Commons in Early Day Motion 875 in Parliament. Durham University is the third oldest university in England and situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Durham Castle is one of the university's colleges. Brooks has stood in for the Vice-Chancellor representing Durham University abroad and serves on several senior working groups and committees covering workload models, an effectiveness review of academic boards of studies, a review into academic administrative workload and several senior appointment panels. Brooks chairs a University-wide working group on non-staff budget allocations. He sits on the BARBRI SQE Advisory Board where he advises on addressing changes in the regulatory framework for qualifying solicitors. He features in Hogan Lovells' Graduate Recruitment Brochure for 2018 and 2019. He served on the working group that appointed Durham University's next Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O'Brien. Brooks previously served on the working group appointing the University's Chair of Council. 

Current Research

Brooks is an immigration law and policy specialist with wide-ranging expertise. He is "the UK's leading expert" on Britain's the Life in the UK citizenship test and the author of the only comprehensive report examining it (brief, report, video). This is frequently highlighted in Parliamentary debates and noted in the media worldwide as well as leading law firms. His latest book is Becoming British and published last year by Biteback. Brooks contributed to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration's report into the integration of immigrants, especially on issues of EU free movement restrictions, improving the UK citizenship test and integration strategy. Brooks gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement and its final report lists 7 recommendations by Brooks on revising English requirements, an overhaul of the UK citizenship test, launching a new advisory group and much more -- he is the most cited person in the 168 page report. He is well known for arguing the UK's citizenship test is "like a bad quiz" - a view repeated in global media since 2013, discussed in Parliament and supported by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid. He has also supplied written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on why preparations for a No Deal Brexit are inadequate. His evidence to the Law Commission on how to simplify the current immigration rules and improve their effectiveness was used in support of most of the Commission's recommendations to government with several accepted.

Brooks is active in the UK's Labour Party as a member, policy advisor and founding Director of the Labour Academic Network. He is quoted in Labour's policy commission that led to its 2015 campaign manifesto and he advised on Labour's ground-breaking 2017 election manifesto rejecting arbitrary targets, reinstating a migration impacts fund, launching an evidence-based review of existing immigration policies and more action on refugees. He continues to advise Labour on immigration and he advocates for a number of policies, including: the need for an Advisory Group on citizenship and immigration, Migration Impacts Reduction Fund, revised citizenship test and a focus on impacts instead of net migration targets. Brooks's research has helped expose serious flaws in the government's immigration policies, including that new checks introduced by the Government's 'hostile environment' to expose unknown migrants unlawfully in the UK has failed to identify a single individual, that the Government earns surpluses of up to 900% from immigration fees with much of this spent on non-immigration areas, that the Immigration Health Surcharge paid by migrants to allegedly offset expected costs to their local NHS are not actually earmarked for their local NHS authority and Brooks broke the story about a previously unknown Home Office form for spouses to report ex-partners for deportation uncovering it had received no risk assessment, been part of any formal consultation and no forms received. Brooks sits on the Fabian Society's Executive Committee.

Motivated to learn about immigration from his personal experience as a migrant and naturalised British citizen, Brooks has supported hundreds of migrants and citizens looking for information about migration for over two decades in the UK and abroad. He regularly delivers public lectures and seminars to improve the public's understanding of migration issues, challenging common misperceptions and a leading national advocate for more progressive policies. He advises the award-winning BBC One drama "Call the Midwife" and the BBC One programme "Rip Off Britain" on immigration-matters.

Brooks is one of the UK's top commentators on Brexit playing key parts in the debate from its start. In a public consultation on the EU Referendum wording, Brooks argued that it should be changed to remove bias and ensure consistency with recent constitutional-related referenda. The Electoral Commission agreed and quotes Brooks in support of this change in their final report which was accepted by the government and approved by Parliament. Brooks is one of the leading critics of the government's strategy for Brexit - and claimed before Article 50 was triggered that the government would not implement Brexit by 29 March 2019 -- a prediction that came true. He has raised serious doubts about whether Brexit is necessary to achieve immigration targets in a column for The Times and whether Brexit will lead to any substantial change - his views are widely covered by the national and international media. Brooks was the first to point out that the recent drop in net migration was not a policy success for government, but driven by a weak economy and uncertainty over Brexit - with an increasing number of British citizens choosing to leave the UK helping fuel lower migration figures. Brooks has been the Sky News's "Brexpert" and that ITV called "the man behind Remain and Leave".

He has developed innovative work on punishment and restorative justice, including his award winning book Punishment (2012) launched in the Houses of Parliament that develops a new theory -- the "unified theory" of punishment -- identified by Research Councils UK as one of the top 100 Big Ideas for the Future in British universities. Brooks has pioneered a new "punitive restoration" approach to better embed restorative justice into the criminal justice system. His research on capital punishment is quoted approvingly by the Connecticut Supreme Court in support of the "watershed" case State v. Santiago (Santiago II), 318 Conn. 1, 105 (2015) abolishing the death penalty in his native state of Connecticut. Brooks was a member of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) North East Community Involvement Panel. Brooks's work on jury trials is cited in U.S. v Polizzi (E.D.N.Y. 2008).

Brooks is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science (FAcSS), the Royal Historical Society (FRHisS), the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was invited for inclusion in Debrett's People of Today since 2016 and Who's Who since 2019. He won a Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Media from Durham University in 2013 and Lecturer of the Year for his faculty from Durham University’s Student Union in 2014, Law Teacher of the Year from Durham Law School in 2015, Durham University's Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award in 2016, runner-up for the Inspirational Academic Award from Durham Students' Union and shortlisted for Law Teacher of the Year from the Northern Law Awards in 2015. His book Punishment was named ‘Book of the Month’ by the European Sociological Association. Brooks is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies.

Research interests

  • Immigration Law & Policy
  • Global Justice & Human Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Political Philosophy
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sentencing
  • Public Policy
  • Capabilities
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Citizenship
  • Jurisprudence
  • British Politics
  • Constitutional Law

Research groups

  • Centre for Chinese Law and Policy
  • Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
  • Durham Centre for Law and Philosophy
  • Durham European Law Institute
  • Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Law and Global Justice at Durham

Awarded Grants

  • 2019: Modern Law Review Scholarship - Ugo Nwosu-Iheme(£5000.00 from Modern Law Review)
  • 2018: ESRC IAA Mentor for the Capacity Building Scheme Mentoring Impact Scheme(£500.00 from ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN))
  • 2017: ESRC IAA 2017 Mentoring Impact Scheme - MENTOR(£500.00 from ESRC)
  • 2016: IAA - Impact Mentoring Scheme(£500.00 from ESRC)
  • 2015: Reforming the 'Life in the UK' test(£2660.00 from ESRC)

Esteem Indicators

  • 2021: Chair, LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law) Consortium :
  • 2021: Elected Member, Academia Europaea:
  • 2021: Executive Committee, Fabian Society:
  • 2021: Executive Committee, Society of Labour Lawyers:
  • 2021: Member, Committee on Public Philosophy, American Philosophical Association:
  • 2021: Member, European Law Institute:
  • 2020: Academic Visitor, University of Chicago Law School:
  • 2020: Director, Labour Academic Network:
  • 2020: President, Society of Legal Scholars:
  • 2020: Visiting Professor, LUISS Guido Carli:
  • 2019: Academic Visitor, University of Pennsylvania Law School:
  • 2019: Visiting Professor, University of Nice (Cote d'Azur):
  • 2019: Visiting Scholar, Bioethics, New York University:
  • 2019: Visiting Scholar, Columbia Law School, Columbia University:
  • 2018: Academic Bencher, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple:
  • 2017: Distinguished Alumni Award, Arizona State University:
  • 2015: Visiting Fellow, Yale Law School, Yale University:
  • 2015: Visitor, Harvard Law School, Harvard University:
  • 2012: Fellow, Royal Society of Arts:
  • 2012: Visiting Scholarship, St John's College, Oxford:
  • 2011: Visiting Fellow, Department of Government, Uppsala University:
  • 2010: Academic Visitor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford:
  • 2010: Fellow, Royal Historical Society:
  • 2009: Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences:
  • 2009: Chair, Committee on Philosophy and Law, American Philosophical Association: Served as Chair from 2009-2012
  • 2008: Secretary, Association for Political Thought (UK): Secretary (2008-2012) of founding committee
  • 2006: Executive Board Member, Political Studies Association: Executive Board Member (2006-2009)
  • 2006: Member of the Council, Hegel Society of Great Britain:
  • 2004: Visiting Fellow, CEPPA, Philosophy, University of St Andrews:

Publications

Authored book

  • Brooks, Thom (2022). Reforming the UK's Citizenship Test: Building Barriers, Not Bridges. Bristol University Press.
  • Brooks, Thom (2021). Punishment: A Critical Introduction, Second Edition. Routledge.
  • Brooks, Thom (2020). Climate Change Ethics for an Endangered World. Routledge.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Becoming British: UK Citizenship Examined. London: Biteback Publishing.
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right, 2d edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Brooks, Thom (2012). Punishment. London: Routledge.
  • Brooks, Thom (2007). Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Chapter in book

Edited book

  • Brooks, Thom (2020). The Oxford Handbook of Global Justice. Oxford University Press.
  • Brooks, Thom & Stein, Sebastian (2017). Hegel's Political Philosophy: On the Normative Significance of Method and System. Oxford University Press.
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Current Controversies in Political Philosophy. Routledge.
  • Brooks, Thom & Nussbaum, Martha C. (2015). Rawls's Political Liberalism. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Law and Legal Theory. Leiden: Brill.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Alcohol and Public Policy. Contemporary Issues in Social Science. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Ethical Citizenship: British Idealism and the Politics of Recognition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Deterrence. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Sentencing. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Juvenile Offending. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). New Waves in Global Justice. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Retribution. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Shame Punishment. Farnham: Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). Just War Theory. Leiden: Brill.
  • Brooks, Thom (2012). Hegel's Philosophy of Right. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Brooks, Thom (2012). Rawls and Law. Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom (2012). Justice and the Capabilities Approach. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom (2011). New Waves in Ethics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brooks, Thom (2011). Global Justice and International Affairs. Leiden: Brill.
  • Brooks, Thom (2011). Ethics and Moral Philosophy. Leiden: Brill.
  • Brooks, Thom (2009). The Right to a Fair Trial. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom (2008). The Global Justice Reader. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Brooks, Thom (2007). Locke and Law. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Brooks, Thom & Freyenhagen, Fabian (2007). The Legacy of John Rawls. London: Continuum.
  • Brooks, Thom (2005). Rousseau and Law. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Brooks, Thom (2020). The UK citizenship test is closer to a bad pub quiz than a rite of passage. It has to be re-written. The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2020). How Labour’s next leader should approach House of Lords reform. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2020). Labour should make more use of supportive academics. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2020). The Tory immigration system is broken – and these 10 new reasons prove it. The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2019). Nigel Farage claims Leavers are the true democrats – this is why he’s wrong. The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2019). I advised the Electoral Commission on Brexit – this is why Theresa May needs a new referendum to pass her deal. The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2019). Trump's Immigration Plans Won't Become Law, But They Will Be Popular With Supporters. Huffington Post
  • Brooks, Thom (2019). As a law professor, I believe John Bercow's Brexit decision is right. The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2019). Why Theresa May's political career is stained. Northern Echo
  • Brooks, Thom (2018). Our immigration system must be self-funded and sustainable post-Brexit. Daily Telegraph
  • Brooks, Thom (2018). Good luck with the British citizenship test, Meghan Markle. It’s a mess. The Guardian
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). Saying ‘Brexit means Brexit’ was the easy part. The Times
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). Net migration success is a hollow victory. The Times
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). The Home Office makes huge profits from immigrants. So where is the money going to? The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). Demanding universities name their Brexit teachers is a bizarre attack on academic freedom. Daily Telegraph
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). I'm known as the Brexit expert who said it would never actually happen. The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). Just in case Brexit wasn’t demoralising enough for immigrants, the Home Office is now charging them to send an email. The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). Mrs May must urgently address the exodus of UK citizens or risk undermining Brexit’s potential. Daily Telegraph
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). May must reassemble the Brexit team in a grand, all-party coalition. The Times
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). May doesn't have to wait for Brexit to cut immigration. The Times
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). Theresa May just quietly made a sinister deal about EU citizens which puts us on the fast track to a bad Brexit. The Independent
  • Brooks, Thom (2017). Here are five ways Theresa May can make immigration work for post-Brexit Britain. Daily Telegraph
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Britain has acquired brakes that it cannot pull and red cards that aren't red at all. The Journal 27.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Where have Cameron’s promised reforms to EU membership gone? Solicitors Journal 160.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Those who choose to use to Brussels attacks to promote Brexit are trying to pull us apart. The Journal 25.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Jury's very much out on Gove's plans for prisons. The Journal
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). What should Theresa May do about immigration? A 6-point plan. Daily Telegraph 20.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Is the ‘persona’ veiling issues? The Northern Echo 15.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). The legal war of words over the Calais jungle. Solicitors Journal
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). The UK citizenship test is becoming like a bad pub quiz and has to change. The Journal 27.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Immigration: The long and winding road to being British. Solicitors Journal 160(16): 17.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). We are still waiting for our country to start a genuine debate about migration. The Journal
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). This campaign won on lies has created a poisonous atmosphere. The Journal 25.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). It's a relief that the Jungle camp is closing. We must stop seeing Calais migrants as a French problem and show leadership. Daily Telegraph
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Republicans becoming increasingly concerned about Trump victory. The Journal 27.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). How Government set us on the road to the red doors. The Journal 27.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). In the age of Byron Burgers, we are all border agents. International Business Times
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Telling the real story behind immigration figures. Solicitors Journal 160(24).
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). The big political developments we should look out for in 2016. The Journal 19.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). I swore an oath to Queen and country. Why must public officials be the only ones to do the same? Daily Telegraph
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Before and Again: Labour can forge new immigration policies that build on its past achievements. Fabian Review 128(1): 3.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Breaking up is hard to do – especially when you have to fill out a government form. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). How Theresa May could win back the public's trust on immigration. Daily Telegraph
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). It's less 'yes, we can' more 'well, we tried' from Obama. The Journal 23.
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). We're not angry when politicians break promises - it's what we expect. The Journal 27.
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). The trolling and the tweeting is becoming a crisis. The Journal 23.
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). John F. Kennedy was right. Ask not what your country can do for you. The Journal 18.
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Waiting for a credible message of realistic optimism. The Journal (30 January 2015): 18.
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Voters can't be blamed for not wanting to go to the circus when all they see are clowns. The Journal (March): 16.
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Let's reflect carefully before we leap ahead with another expensive mistake. The Journal
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). And the big winner in the Labour leadership contest is.David Cameron. The Journal
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). You can already hear the Blairites saying 'I told you so' - and they might be right. The Journal
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Don't let the Northern Powerhouse go the way of the Big Society. The Journal
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). ‘Unacceptable’ scenes in Calais: whose fault is that, Mr Cameron? The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). General Election 2015: This election is all about insecurity. The Journal (26 February).
  • Brooks, T. (2014). Durham University professor of Law and Government asks does English devolution open a Pandora’s Box? The Journal 4-5.
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Immigration ministers need to know more about immigrants. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Cornish pasties must be added to the UK citizenship test. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Customs at Gretna Green? Neither Side is Telling the Whole Truth on This One. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Calais migrant crisis must be a problem shared between France and Britain. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). UK citizenship test is inconsistent and riddled with errors. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). Paper-hungry courts put on digital diet. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). Immigration arrests are not a spectator sport. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). Bad data underpins flawed health tourism report. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). ‘Polish precedent’ won’t work to forecast future EU migration. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2012). A Good Citizenship Bill. Progress 11.
  • Brooks, T. (2011). Better together. Times Higher Education (10 February): 26.
  • Brooks, T. (2011). Off piste - a Connecticut Yankee in King Alan's court. Times Higher Education (7 July): 44-46.
  • Brooks, T. (2007). Us against us in the land of Mahatma. Times Higher Education Supplement (29 June): 21.
  • Brooks, T. (2007). Defence of the jury is an open and shut case. Times Higher Education Supplement (2 March): 14.
  • Brooks, Thom (2006). Thought and deed born of idealism. Times Higher Education Supplement (20 October): 28-29.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Brooks, Thom (2016). A way forward on immigration. Progress
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). We can counter the claim that Brexit means taking back control of the UK’s borders. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Cameron’s immigration strategy is to govern through gimmicks. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). PMQs: David Cameron must apologise for his 'bunch of migrants' comment - it's not US vs THEM. International Business Times
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Brussels attacks: callous Brexit tweeters will lose the battle for hearts and minds. The Conversation
  • Brooks, Thom (2016). Cameron is over-complicating the EU referendum – Labour must argue to stay in despite his reforms. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). The government isn't taking Calais seriously. Progress
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Abstaining on the welfare bill was sensible – Labour must keep its eyes on the prize: winning. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Labour must not be ‘squeamish’ about immigration. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). The Calais migrant crisis is a bigger problem than you think. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). The Calais crisis highlights the poverty of Tory immigration policies. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). We’re punching below our weight until we acknowledge Tony Blair’s successes for our party. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Labour should lead on reforming citizenship rules. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). A house divided cannot stand. Can all these new groups help Labour win? LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). New migrant ‘health surcharge’ – an election stunt full of loopholes. LabourList
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Labour should lead on reforming citizenship rules. Labour List
  • Brooks, Thom (2015). Blairism isn't about moving right - it's about doing what's right. The New Statesman
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). Testing Citizens: The Pub Quiz Problem. Progress
  • Brooks, Thom (2014). On Punitive Restoration. Demos Quarterly (2).
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). Immigration insecurity. Progress
  • Brooks, Thom (2013). The "Life in the UK" test has morphed into a barrier to immigration. The New Statesman
  • Brooks, Thom (2002). The Calais crisis highlights the poverty of Tory immigration policies. LabourList

Other (Print)

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