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Day: May 28, 2019

Gove to offer three million EU nationals British passports
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Gove to offer three million EU nationals British passports

    The environment secretary, who threw his hat into the ring for the Tory leadership at the weekend, will make the offer to EU nationals who were living in the UK at the time of the June 2016 referendum. The £1,330 naturalisation fee would be waived as a gesture of goodwill, Michael Gove's aides confirmed to Sky News. There are understood to be three million EU citizens in the UK who would be eligible, once they have been resident for five years. The proposal to be formally unveiled next week is a victory for Conservative MP Alberto Costa who has been campaigning for the rights of EU citizens post-Brexit for many months. The Home Office's settled status scheme, under which EU citizens must prove they have lived in the UK for five years or they stand to lose their ri...
What does Nigel Farage, the original Brexiteer, want now?
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What does Nigel Farage, the original Brexiteer, want now?

    Britain had voted to leave the European Union, and Nigel Farage was almost speechless with disbelief. For nearly 23 years, the founder of Britain’s fringe UK Independence Party (UKIP) had been pushing for a referendum on the country’s EU membership. Now, in June 2016, he had gotten that referendum, and the results were exactly what he’d hoped for. “The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom,” Farage told UKIP members early on June 24. “This will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.” They had fought against big politics, multinationals, the world’s banks, and any number of detractors, he said—and they had won. But within a month, Farage would bow out of helping to make his dream a reality. On July 4, 2...
Johnson named in complaint on alleged Tory Islamophobia
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Johnson named in complaint on alleged Tory Islamophobia

    Britain’s largest Muslim organisation has called for a formal investigation into Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. Since the Westminster attack in March 2017, 14 Islamist and five far-right terror plots have been foiled in the UK. Last week, the Home Affairs Committee was told that more than half of rising hate crime offences recorded by police in England and Wales are committed against Muslims. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) sent more than 20 pages of evidence to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, in the wake of the government’s refusal to adopt a proposed definition on Islamophobia. Its complaint accused the Tories of ignoring calls for an independent inquiry on anti-Muslim hatred and failing to take action against Islamophobes in its ranks. B...