Immigration is not a four letter word | Alex Andreou | TEDxEastEndSalon


In this talk Alex shows how by targeting migrants, extreme parties shift the political landscape to the right and open a backdoor to difficult policy areas. His call to action - migrants need to stop apologising for their presence and force themselves into the political equation.

Alex Andreou left a promising career - much to the chagrin of his mother - in law and market investigation to train as an actor at London's Poor School at the tender age of 38. Since then he has played, mostly unpleasant people on stage, directed, appeared in films and taught Shakespeare.

With his "writing hat" on, he is a regular contributor to the New Statesman, writes for BBC Radio 4 and weekly for The Guardian newspaper. His first novel is due to be published in 2015. Alex is a keen poverty campaigner, political commentator and advocate on migrants' rights.

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