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Advice for the Windrush generation on what to do next

Advice for the Windrush generation on what to do next

Image copyright Getty Images Many Windrush migrants who have had their legal status called into question now have questions of their own for which they are seeking answers. Adam Sinfield is a Bristol-based lawyer who has previously worked for the UK Border Agency as a case worker and presenting officer. He specialises in immigration law […]

Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 2009

Windrush: Alan Johnson says landing cards decision was made in 2009

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAlan Johnson: “It was an administrative decision taken by the UK Border Agency. and so they should” The decision to destroy the landing cards for Windrush migrants was taken under Labour, former home secretary Alan Johnson has said. Asked if he knew about the 2009 decision, he […]

Commonwealth meeting: Leaders to discuss who will succeed Queen as head

Commonwealth meeting: Leaders to discuss who will succeed Queen as head

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Queen has endorsed Prince Charles to take over her role as head of the Commonwealth Commonwealth leaders will meet behind closed doors later to discuss whether the Prince of Wales should succeed his mother as head of the 53-nation body. On Thursday the Queen endorsed Prince Charles as […]

Alan Johnson on Windrush immigration documents

There have been counter claims over whether the landing cards for people from the Windrush generation were destroyed under Labour in 2009 or Theresa May when she was new in the home secretary role in 2010. Alan Johnson, one of two Labour home secretaries in 2009, told Andrew Neil on This Week that he did […]

Windrush: What is the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy?

The ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy has been blamed for the Windrush scandal. Earlier this week, the government was forced to apologise after it emerged some children of the so-called Windrush generation had been declared illegal immigrants. Many were threatened with deportation, denied access to NHS treatment, benefits and pensions and stripped of their jobs. But […]

Commonwealth meeting: Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her

Commonwealth meeting: Queen hopes Prince Charles will succeed her

Image copyright PA The Queen has appealed to Commonwealth leaders to appoint her son, Prince Charles, to succeed her as their head. She said it was her “sincere wish” that Prince Charles takes over “one day”, as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. The role is not hereditary and will […]

Enoch Powell immigration speech seen by Zephaniah and pupils

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood speech, given to an audience of Conservative party activists, where he warned civil unrest as a result of immigration. Daily Politics reporter Elizabeth Glinka looked at the legacy of 1958 speech with poet Benjamin Zephaniah, who grew up in Birmingham where the speech was […]

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Plastic straw and cotton bud ban proposed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFive ways to break up with plastic Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England as part of the government’s bid to cut plastic waste. Announcing a consultation on a possible ban ministers said 8.5bn plastic straws were thrown away in the UK every year. […]

Windrush: Investigation urged over landing cards

Windrush: Investigation urged over landing cards

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“There were some who saw it… as almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the way it’s working” – Lord Kerslake A former head of the civil service has called for an investigation into who authorised the destruction of thousands of landing cards of Windrush migrants. Lord Kerslake […]

Mother’s anger over MP’s Iraq Facebook posts

Mother’s anger over MP’s Iraq Facebook posts

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Mr Thomson posted pictures of himself near Victory Arch and on Saddam’s throne The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq has said a Conservative MP should stand down over social media posts during a fact-finding visit to the country. Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson posted pictures and joked about […]

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