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Day: November 4, 2019

Gangs using private schools to traffic Asian girls to UK
Featured, United Kingdom

Gangs using private schools to traffic Asian girls to UK

    Private schools are making hundreds of thousands of pounds from Vietnamese children who are entering Britain on student visas then disappearing, it has been revealed. Children thought to be as young as 15 are being brought to the UK by suspected trafficking gangs through legitimate visas sponsored by private schools, an investigation by The Times found. Despite the students paying for a term at school they then often going missing within weeks of starting at the school. The investigation carried out by the paper uncovered at least 21 Vietnamese children who have vanished from boarding schools and private colleges across Britain in the past four years. The investigation was carried out without the schools knowledge. They are mostly girls with what is known as the ...
No 10 blocks Russia report
Featured, United Kingdom

No 10 blocks Russia report

    A potentially explosive parliamentary report on the security threat posed by Russia to the UK has been effectively blocked from being published before the general election by Downing Street. The 50-page document from the intelligence and security committee (ISC) examined allegations that Kremlin-sponsored activity distorted the result of the 2016 EU referendum – but has to be cleared by No 10 before it can be released. Downing Street indicated late on Monday morning that it would not approve publication before parliament is dissolved on Tuesday evening, meaning that it cannot now appear before the election on 12 December. A Downing Street spokesman declined to outline when the report would eventually be published, saying: There are processes reports such as this ha...