Home Office

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Shamima Begum launches legal action against citizenship removal

Shamima Begum launches legal action against citizenship removal

The legal bid will look at whether it was lawful to revoke the British citizenship of IS bride Shamima Begum.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Home Office: EU citizens risk deportation if they fail to register

Home Office: EU citizens risk deportation if they fail to register

A Home Office minister warned European Union citizens could be deported if they do not apply for settled status by the end of next year.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Passport photo checker flags black man’s lips as open mouth

Passport photo checker flags black man’s lips as open mouth

The 28-year-old was forced to explain he had "big lips" on the gov.uk website.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Record number of right-wing extremists behind bars

Record number of right-wing extremists behind bars

Figures have shown a rise in the number of right-wing extremists jailed under terror laws, while the number of Islamist extremists fell.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Home Office knife attack suspect named

Dominic Hornberger has been charges with grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Man stabbed outside Home Office

Man stabbed outside Home Office

A man has been arrested and the Home Office put on lockdown after a stabbing outside the government building in Westminster.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Gay rugby player feeling ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

Gay rugby player feels ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

Gay rugby player feels ‘hopeless’ after losing deportation battle

A gay rugby player said he is feeling "hopeless and depressed" after losing his deportation battle and being ordered to leave the UK.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

New criminal record system puts UK 'back at square one'

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said the new criminal record system puts the UK "back at square one". 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Home Office apologises after email error

Home Office apologises after email error

Home Office apologises after email error

The Home Office has issued its second apology over a data protection blunder in less than a week.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Windrush compensation estimated to cost £200m

Windrush compensation estimated to cost £200m

Windrush compensation estimated to cost £200m

The home secretary has said that the current estimated cost of the Windrush Compensation Scheme was about £200 million.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Home office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

Home Office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

Home Office criticised over Bible references in asylum refusal notice

The Church of England has criticised the Home Office after it quoted the Bible to question an asylum seeker's claim that he converted to Christianity because it is a peaceful religion.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Thousands to get UK citizenship in response to Windrush scandal

Thousands get UK citizenship in response to Windrush scandal

Thousands get UK citizenship in response to Windrush scandal

Nearly 3,700 people have been issued with British citizenship under a Home Office scheme set up in response to the Windrush scandal.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Shamima

Begum family plead with Sajid Javid to help bring IS teen's baby to Britain

Begum family plead with Sajid Javid to help bring IS teen's baby to Britain

The family of Islamic State bride Shamima Begum have written to the Home Secretary asking for his help to bring her newborn son to Britain.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Two demonstrators arrested after protest filled Home Office pool with ‘blood’ over deportation flights

Arrests after protesters fill Home Office pool with 'blood'

Arrests after protesters fill Home Office pool with 'blood'

Two people have been arrested after demonstrators filled a pool outside the Home Office with fake blood in protest of the government's deportation flights.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain' in the UK

Mike Graham: 'Dangerous' foreign nationals should not be 'allowed to remain'

talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has said that the people on a chartered deportation flight to Jamaica should not be allowed to remain in the UK, amid pressure from MPs and campaigners to stop the plane.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy calls Windrush scandal 'government's pandering to the far right'

David Lammy blasted the Home Office's handling of the Windrush scandal after an outcry about new deportation flights to Jamaica

Windrush

Offenders being deported are 'our criminals' - not Jamaica's, claims immigration expert

Offenders being deported are 'our criminals' - not Jamaica's

Deportation flights sending foreign national offenders to Jamaica will result in a repeat of the Windrush scandal, immigration expert Satbir Singh has claimed.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Give knife crime funding to offenders to ‘change their lives’, says former gang member

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Former gang member brands Sajid Javid's Knife Crime Prevention Orders 'a joke'

Sephton Henry, a former gang member has said described the Home Secretary’s new measures to tackle knife crime “a joke”, and said that the funding might as well go straight to knife crime offenders to “change their lives”.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cannabis

Britain's first legal cannabis farm granted planning permission

Britain's first legal cannabis farm granted planning permission

The country's first-ever legal cannabis farm is set to open in Wiltshire after planning permission was granted.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Ben Wallace

Government's Prevent strategy has had a 'chilling effect' on communities, says Director of Rights Watch UK

Government's Prevent strategy has had a 'chilling effect' on communities

The Director of Rights Watch UK has criticised the government's counter-terrorism strategy, claiming it has had a "chilling" effect on communities.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Dinghies of migrants are small part of ‘significant wedge’ of illegal migration, says Director of Migration Watch UK

Dinghies of migrants are small part of ‘significant wedge’ of illegal migration, says Director of Migration Watch UK

Dinghies of migrants are small part of immigration, says migration expert

Neil Anderson, Executive Director of Migration Watch UK has said that reports of illegal migrants attempting to cross the Channel in dinghies are a “small front-end of a significant wedge”.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Using lie-detectors could lead to ‘lazy policing’, says domestic abuse lawyer

Rachel Horman, a domestic abuse lawyer has said that proposals for domestic abuse offenders to face lie-detector tests when released from prison could lead to “lazy policing”.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Migrants come to UK believing the streets are ‘paved with gold’, says Theresa May's ex-immigration director

Migrants come to UK believing the streets are ‘paved with gold’, says Theresa May's ex-immigration director

Migrants come to UK believing it is ‘paved with gold’, says immigration expert

Immigration expert David Wood has said that migrants have an “unrealistic expectation” of the UK and believe that the streets are “paved with gold”.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Berlin

Home Office EU settlement scheme under fire after Berlin launch similar - but free - version for Brits

EU settlement scheme under fire after Berlin launch similar - but free - version

A campaign formed to advocate for EU citizens in the UK has criticised the Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme for charging applicants, after the authority of Berlin launched a similar - but free - scheme for Brits living in the German city.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Sajid Javid

Home Secretary has 'exaggerated' severity of migrant 'crisis', claims immigration lawyer

Home Secretary has 'exaggerated' severity of migrant 'crisis', claims lawyer

An immigration lawyer has claimed Sajid Javid branding the Channel migrant crossings as a "major incident" is an exaggeration.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Six Iranian nationals found on Kent beach

Six Iranian nationals found on Kent beach following 'major incident' declaration over migrant Channel crossings

Six Iranian nationals found on Kent beach

Six Iranian men have been found on a Kent beach, amid mounting calls for the Government to tackle the migrant crisis.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Home Secretary Sajid Javid declares a major incident after a series of migrant channel crossings over Christmas

Home Secretary Sajid Javid declares a major incident after a series of migrant channel crossings over Christmas

Home Secretary declares major incident after series of migrant channel crossings

The Home Secretary has declared the rising number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel a "major incident".

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Stansted 15 protester: We have been found guilty using a 'draconian' law that should never have been used

Stansted 15 protester: We have been found guilty using a 'draconian' law that should never have been used

Stansted 15 protester: We have been found guilty using a 'draconian' law

Jo Ram, one of the Stansted 15 protesters, has said that this “draconian” legislation “should never have been used against” them.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Over 2,000 children referred to anti-terror scheme

Over 2,000 children referred to anti-terror scheme

Over 2,000 children referred to anti-terror scheme

Thousands of children have been flagged up to authorities over terror concerns, official figures reveal.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Stansted Airport

Member of the Stansted 15: 'It's a scary moment in the history of our right to protest'

Stansted 15: 'It's a scary moment in the history of our right to protest'

One of a group of 15 protesters who have been found guilty of an aviation security offence said the charges brought against them were a "shock".

Monday, December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

Stansted

Protesters who chained themselves around a deportation plane found guilty

Protesters who chained themselves around deportation plane found guilty

Fifteen protesters who cut through Stansted Airport’s fence and locked themselves together around a chartered deportation plane have been found guilty of an aviation security offence following a nine-week trial.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staffing level wanted for Brexit preparations

Home Office more than 1,400 short of staff level wanted for Brexit preparations

The Home Office is more than 1,400 short of its target staffing level for Brexit preparations.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Home Secretary calls for ‘more leadership all round’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Home Secretary calls for ‘more leadership all round’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Sajid Javid calls for ‘more leadership’ to stop children being drawn into crime

Sajid Javid has said there needs to be "more leadership all round" after unveiling details of a new drive to stop youngsters being drawn into crime.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

UK border

Home Office should be 'put in the dock' for losing track of foreign criminals in UK, says vice chair of Migration Watch

Home Office should be 'put in the dock' for losing track of foreign criminals

The vice chair of Migration Watch UK has said the Home Office should be "put in the dock" for losing track of 450 foreign criminals in the last two and a half years.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal handling

Amber Rudd ‘failed’ by officials over Windrush scandal handling

Former Home Office Amber Rudd was failed by her officials during the row over immigration policy that led to her resignation as home secretary.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Home office campaign highlighting hate crime is needed to stop ‘people getting away with murder’, says CEO of Stop Hate UK

Home office campaign highlighting hate crime is needed to stop ‘people getting away with murder’, says CEO of Stop Hate UK

Hate crime campaign needed to stop ‘people getting away with murder' says CEO

Chief Executive of Stop Hate UK, Rose Simkins has said that if the UK does not deal with hate crime then we are allowing “people to get away with murder” because hate crimes can escalate to serious offences.

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips: 'Saying Brexiteers are fermenting racial hatred is wrong'

Trevor Phillips said there had been a change in perception of what a hate crime is, and urged against blaming Brexit for an increase in prejudice

Friday, October 26, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

Sajid Javid

Home Office DNA sampling: 'People who are entitled to be here are treated as if they are not', says Amnesty UK spokesman

DNA sampling: 'People entitled to be here are treated as if they are not'

Amnesty UK's refugee and migrant rights programme director has said the Home Office illegally taking DNA samples from immigrants has resulted in people "entitled to be here treated as if they're not".

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Director of immigrant welfare council: Home Office is creating a ‘policy of hostility’ as immigrants required to give DNA samples

Director of immigrant welfare council: Home Office is creating a ‘policy of hostility’ as immigrants required to give DNA samples

Home Office is creating ‘policy of hostility', says Director of Welfare Council

The Director of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has said that the Home Office has created a “hostile environment” after Sajid Javid apologised for immigrants being forced to provide DNA samples as part of their applications.  

Police

Former Detective Inspector: 'The police are expecting individuals to gather the evidence themselves'

'Police are expecting individuals to gather evidence themselves' says former DI

A former Detective Inspector has said that due to cuts, police are "expecting individuals to gather the evidence themselves".

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

'We don't want them in our jails': Government right not to bring Isis suspects back to UK, says former army officer

'We don't want them in our jails': Government right not to bring Isis suspects back to UK, says former army officer

Government right not to bring Isis suspects back to UK, says former army officer

A former Army officer tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that Isis suspects should not be tried in the UK because of the risk they could radicalise other inmates in jail

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

‘Nearly a million’ crimes not investigated by police, says research

Up to a million reported crimes are being dropped with little or no investigation, it has been reported.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bonuses given for deporting Windrush cases 'shocking but not surprising', says author of 'Bloody Foreigners

Bonuses given for deporting Windrush cases 'shocking but not surprising', says author of 'Bloody Foreigners'

Bonuses for deporting Windrush cases 'shocking but not surprising', says author

The private company Capita, which handled the Windrush cases, had a Home Office contract that paid extra money if more people were removed from Britain, according to newly released documents.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sajid Javid calls Jeremy Corbyn a ‘threat to national security’

Sajid Javid calls Jeremy Corbyn a ‘threat to national security’

Sajid Javid calls Jeremy Corbyn a ‘threat to national security’

Home Secretary Sajid Javid shared a video of Jeremy Corbyn talking about Brits who'd gone to fight Isis, and called him 'one of the biggest threats to national security'

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Home Office error leads to passport renewal delays for 1,000 children of EU parents

Home Office error leads to passport renewal delays for 1,000 children of EU parents

Home Office error leads to passport delays for 1,000 children of EU parents

Passport renewals were delayed when the Home Office said some EU citizens did not have the requisite documentation to prove entitlement to reside in the UK

Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Home Office faces criticism from MPs over passport control tweet

Home Office faces criticism from MPs over 'wholly unacceptable' passport control tweet

Home Office faces criticism from MPs over 'unacceptable' passport control tweet

The Home Office received backlash after tweeting that families with different surnames should bring extra documentation to passport control, which includes birth and divorce certificates.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years'

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years', says cannabis retailer

Full legalisation of cannabis in UK could take 'turbulent five to ten years'

A cannabis retailer told Mike Graham that the UK should look at the positive effects of the legalisation of cannabis in other countries, after the Home Office rescheduled the drug for medical use

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Medical cannabis user: 'I could go to prison' for trying to ease pain

Medical cannabis user: 'I could go to prison' for trying to ease pain

A medical cannabis user tells talkRADIO how he fears legal repercussions from his marijuana use, despite the fact his doctor supports him using it

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters on same day Sajid Javid poses with sniffer dog

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters days after Sajid Javid poses with sniffer dog

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters

A small quantity of crystal meth was discovered in a toilet inside the Home Office - at the same time as the Home Secretary posed with a sniffer dog

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sajid Javid's 'empathy' will help him on immigration policy, says former colleague

Sajid Javid's 'empathy' will help him on immigration policy, says former colleague

Sajid Javid's 'empathy' will help him on immigration, says former colleague

Chris Philp MP, who was Sajid Javid's parliamentary private secretary until yesterday, said he'll continue to act on illegal immigration

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Cannabis companies are performing well on the stock market, and investors are seeing the opportunity.

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

As the Home Secretary steps down, political expert Scott Lucas says the UK's immigration policy urgently needs overhauling

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

She told reporters there were still "discussions to be had" over whether to say in the union following Brexit

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Some EU nationals could inadvertently become illegal UK residents following Brexit

Thousands of EU citizens 'at risk of losing legal status after Brexit'

Thousands of EU citizens 'at risk of losing legal status after Brexit'

People often don't apply for things in their interests, says Oxford University’s Migration Observatory

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to violent crime rise

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to violent crime rise

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to crime rise

The Home Secretary said she'll do 'whatever it takes' to ensure the streets of Britain are safe

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