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Day: September 19, 2020

UK to fly back migrants weekly
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UK to fly back migrants weekly

    Priti Patel is planning to fly Channel migrants back to Italy, Germany and France on a weekly basis, it can be revealed. At least 1,000 people are set to be removed as part of a crackdown in order to deter the record numbers making the crossing from France in small boats. But officials at the Home Office warn that their efforts are being hampered by “activist lawyers” and migrants who abuse the law. The weekly targets and the attack on the legal profession have been condemned by campaigners and lawyers who accuse the Home Secretary of undermining the rule of law. In response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the Telegraph, officials at the Immigration Enforcement Secretariat described the Channel crossings as “thoroughly unacceptable” and said that the ...
PM considers tough measures
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PM considers tough measures

    It is "increasingly likely" that lockdown restrictions will soon be needed to slow the spread of coronavirus in London, Sadiq Khan has warned. His comments come after Boris Johnson said the UK is “now seeing a second wave coming in”, and that it was “inevitable” that Covid-19 would hit the country again. The number of cases per 100,000 people over seven days is reported to have increased in London from 18.8 to around 25. Meanwhile Mr Khan, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Nicola Sturgeon are urging the Prime Minister to convene a Cobra meeting to discuss the spike in infections.