The much hyped speech on immigration by David Cameron. Cameron wants only the best and the brightest. Only those with genuine talents (and large bank statements) that match the UK national interest will be allowed in – ‘they deserve the red carpets’, he says. Will the Labour Party only mount an immanent critique on the proposals accepting implicintly its rightist policy goals? It seems to me that there is clearly a deficit of imagination in the so-called progressive political front and also scholarly research on migration, mostly reactive and policy-driven, doesn’t seem to be able to put forward different perspectives, ask different questions and challange the embedded nationalism (also methodological) that underpins its agenda.