Home Office

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

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

The Government deadline to submit the figures is tomorrow (April 4)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A review of the response to the terror attack has found severe flaws in protocol

Manchester bomb: 'Government has big questions to answer', says Mayor Andy Burnham

Manchester bomb: 'Government has big questions to answer'

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says terrorist attack protocol needs more flexibility

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kate and Gerry McCann said they were incredibly grateful for the continued investigation

Madeleine McCann investigation granted further funding

Madeleine McCann investigation granted further funding

Government funding for the investigation has to be agreed every six months

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

The Home Office says it is exploring 'every option' for the child who has a rare form of epilepsy

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Supporters of Islamic State used more than 400 online platforms to spread propaganda last year

Isis supporters used more than 400 online platforms to spread propaganda last year

Isis supporters used more than 400 online platforms last year

It is thought Isis supporters are using less well-known areas of the internet to spread their views

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Sara Khan: The activist about to step up the fight against extremism

Sara Khan: The activist about to step up the fight against extremism

Sara Khan: The activist about to step up the fight against extremism

Sara Khan has reportedly been threatened with Isis rape and the police installed a petrol-bomb-proof letterbox at her home

A horrifying new trend appears to be emerging called upskirting, where people secretly film up women's skirts and later upload the footage online.  Writer Gina Martin fell victim to this during a music festival and since then has been campaigning to make the act illegal, according to the International Business Times.  At the time of the incident the woman was able to take the man's phone but even when police officers saw the image they stated it was not a crime.  Now when incidents like this happen perpetra

Activist Sara Khan to lead new commission for countering extremism

Activist Sara Khan to lead new commission for countering extremism

Sara Khan is a counter-extremism and women's rights activist and is expected to take up the position next month

Charity permitted to challenge Government plans to cap child refugees in UK

Charity permitted to challenge Government plans to cap child refugees in UK

Charity permitted to challenge Government plans to cap child refugees in UK

The Help Refugees charity is calling for more child refugees to be allowed to enter the UK

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Poppi died in December 2012

Julia Hartley-Brewer slams 'litany of failures' in Poppi Worthington case

Julia slams 'litany of failures' in Poppi Worthington case

Local MP John Woodcock says he will be demanding a public inquiry into the 2012 tragedy

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Number of suspects held in terror investigations rises

UK terror arrests soar to record high as Manchester and London atrocities lead to 54% jump

UK terror arrests soar to record high as 400 suspects held in single year

A total of 400 people were held for terror-related offences in Britain in the year to the end of September

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The shadow home secretary believes the UK police force remains racist

Diane Abbott blasts Tory government for presiding over racist police force

Diane Abbott blasts Tory government for presiding over racist police force

Abbott was speaking in light of Home Office data

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Grenfell Tower survivors allowed to become permanent residents of UK by Home Office

Grenfell Tower survivors allowed to become permanent residents of UK by Home Office

Grenfell Tower survivors allowed to become permanent residents of UK

The Government has improved on its first announcement of a one year grace period

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Brexit: deportation of EU nationals has increased since referendum, say figures

Brexit: Deportation of EU nationals has soared since referendum, new figures show

Deportation of EU nationals has soared since Brexit referendum, figures show

The Independent has acquired and analysed official government data which revealed the increase

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Home Office leak: 'Government are doing the right thing, abuses of our money will stop', says David Davies MP

Home Office leak: 'Government are doing the right thing and they should go further', says David Davies MP

'Government should go even further', says Tory MP after Brexit leak

David Davies, MP for Monmouth, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the leak of key papers to control immigration after Brexit

Sir Michael Fallon insists UK won't close off as Home Office immigration paper leak causes political row

Sir Michael Fallon insists UK won't close itself off despite immigration paper leak

Michael Fallon insists UK won't close itself off after immigration paper leak

The Defence Secretary said the leak did not represent the Government's position, but appeared to back plans to reduce immigration

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

BBC figures show more than 56,000 migrant attempts to enter UK were stopped

BBC figures show more than 56,000 migrant attempts to enter UK were stopped

BBC figures show more than 56,000 migrant attempts to enter UK were stopped

The statistics were released by a Freedom of Information request

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

'The UK should introduce work permits as we don't need low skilled immigrant workers', says Migration Watch

UK needs work permits to keep out low-skilled immigrants, says Migration Watch chair

'UK needs work permits to keep out low-skilled immigrants'

Lord Andrew Green says an 'objective analysis on whether we really do depend on immigration' is worth attempting

Julia Hartley-Brewer argues with Open Britain's Will Cousins over importing EU workers

Julia Hartley-Brewer argues with Open Britain's Will Cousins over importing EU workers

Julia Hartley-Brewer argues with Open Britain's Will Cousins over EU workers

Our host spoke to the representative from the pro-EU thinktank about the Government's plans to bring in consultants on a post-Brexit immigration system

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Diane Abbott replaced by Lyn Brown as shadow home secretary

Diane Abbott replaced by Lyn Brown as shadow home secretary

Diane Abbott replaced by Lyn Brown as shadow home secretary

Labour makes change at 11th hour to cover Abbott's 'ill health'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Manchester Attack: Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over US media photo leaks

Manchester Attack: Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over US media photo leaks

Theresa May to confront Donald Trump over US media leaks

UK officials were furious after information about the Manchester attack investigation was leaked to the US press on Wednesday

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Reports claim Twitter has blocked the Government from potential counter-terror sources

Twitter blocks Government anti-terror spies - reports

Twitter blocks Government anti-terror spies - reports

The Daily Telegraph is claiming the social network has blocked the Government from accessing terrorism-related information

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Leaked Cabinet document leads to accusations Theresa May 'sabotaged' Government plan to explain immigration benefits for Britain

Brexit: Theresa May 'sabotaged' pro-immigration campaign, cabinet document suggests

Theresa May 'sabotaged' pro-immigration campaign, cabinet document suggests

The Prime Minister has been accused of blocking a bid to explain the positive benefits during the EU referendum after a Cabinet document leaked to The Independent

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