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Windrush: What is the 'hostile environment' immigration policy?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:41
Once Theresa May's answer to illegal immigration, it's now being blamed for the Windrush scandal.

Firms should pay for people's data, says Vince Cable

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:36
Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable says data is the "new oil" yet people were giving it away free.

Ruth Davidson named on Time magazine influential people list

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:13
The Scottish Conservative leader makes the Time magazine list of the world's most influential people.

Reality Check

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:40
A Defra press release refers to 8.5 billion straws being used per year in the UK - is that likely to be true?

Foster denies RHI scheme was to benefit DUP voters

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:12
The DUP leader denies the scheme was intended to benefit her party's supporters.

SNP met Cambridge Analytica before election

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:10
Nicola Sturgeon says a consultant working for the party met the firm three months before the last Holyrood vote.

Senior MPs to force customs union vote

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:37
A cross-party group of MPs will ratchet up pressure on the government over a customs union next week.

Questions over Conservative donor tax probe

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:31
HMRC denies refusing to assist with a probe into a French telecoms firm because it had been a Tory donor.

Enoch Powell immigration speech seen by Zephaniah and pupils

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:51
Reaction from poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who grew up in Birmingham, and students from Wolverhampton, which was represented in the Commons by Enoch Powell.

John McDonnell says Labour offering the City 'new start'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:27
A Labour government would offer bankers a seat at the table on policy making, John McDonnell says

Michael Gove: Brexit's not made UK less welcoming to immigrants

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:58
But critics say the Windrush scandal has hit the UK's reputation with post-Brexit trading partners.

Apprenticeships down amid 'frustration'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:19
A year after the introduction of the levy scheme the number of new apprenticeships has fallen sharply.

Transport minister Nusrat Ghani apologises for 'momentary lapse'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:08
Transport minister Nusrat Ghani was embarrassed in the Commons after not realising a question was for her.

Commonwealth meeting: Queen hosts summit at Buckingham Palace

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:10
The leaders of the 53 nations are discussing plastic waste, cyber security and trade.

Windrush: Investigation urged over landing cards

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 03:54
Theresa May says the decision was taken to destroy documents in 2009 - but Labour disputes this.

Windrush: Lord Kerslake says policy 'reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:56
The former head of the civil service said some ministers were "deeply unhappy" about the introduction of the "hostile environment" strategy under then Home Secretary Theresa May.

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 02:44
Plan for ban in England announced as Commonwealth leaders urged to join fight against plastic waste.

Mother's anger over MP's Iraq Facebook posts

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:31
The mother of a soldier who died in Iraq criticises an MP who posed for pictures on Saddam's throne.

Brexit: Peers 'playing with fire' over customs union bid

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:28
The Lords is urged not to defy the will of the people as it debates whether to stay in a customs union.

Carl Sargeant: Minister defends withholding leak inquiry report

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:10
A minister defends withholding a report on a reshuffle conducted before Carl Sargeant's death.

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