Category: General News

LEGAL MINUTE: UK election week

A second Brexit referendum is quickly becoming the only option to break the deadlock if a strong majority is not won in the upcoming election, according a new report by University College London. From iNews.

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Meet some of voters who have switched allegiances ahead of the 12 December general election. From BBC.

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Both Labour and Tory migration plans ‘would worsen NHS staffing’. The claim came as it emerged almost one in four hospital staff were born abroad. From The Guardian.

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How European students will be affected by Brexit? Despite many universities efforts to inform and support each of their students, a sense of uncertainty surrounding the subject is all too familiar. From Pie News.

LEGAL MINUTE: elections, Brexit and immigration

The UK’s departure from the EU would in fact be the starting date for a huge negotiation. From The Guardian.

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All migrants deserve support – not just the ‘good’ ones – Furaha Asani. Because I’m an academic, my possible deportation has caused outrage. But there are thousands of others in my position. From The Guardian.

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‘A dizzying maze’: how the UK immigration system is geared to reject. From The Guardian.

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EU settled status for family members of dual nationals. A new enquiry about the rules on settled status for EU citizens and their families after Brexit. From Free Movement.

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More than 250 British entrepreneurs have signed an open letter urging the next government to roll out a string of reforms to help the UK’s startup sector. The appeal, dubbed the Startup Manifesto, called for a reform of the visa system so that startups can attract the best talent without the barrier of bureaucracy. From City AM.

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Conservatives, Liberal Democrats, Greens, the Brexit party and Plaid Cymru in the run-up to the 2019 UK general election. What are their policies on immigration? From The Guardian.

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US prefers no-deal Brexit according to documents obtained by Labour. From The Guardian.

LEGAL MINUTE: election campaign and immigration news

Migrants forced to wait months for UK visa despite paying £800 for priority. The Home Office has been accused of incompetence after handing the fast-track service to private firms. From The Guardian.

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How immigration became Britain’s most toxic political issue. Over 20 years, the debate about freedom of movement has become skewed by a hostile narrative. From The Guardian.

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Brexit will cost NHS additional £60m a year to recruit doctors and nurses from abroad, Liberal Democrats claim. From Independent.

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The Conservatives have set out plans for an “equal” immigration system after Brexit as Jeremy Corbyn said he still expected a “great deal” of movement of people from the EU to the UK. From BBC.

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Corbyn defends benefits of immigration. Jeremy Corbyn has said that there will be a “great deal” of freedom of movement after the UK leaves the EU, with Labour expected to set out its policy on the issue. From BBC.

LEGAL MINUTE: immigration, Brexit and elections

EU citizens face deportation after Brexit if they miss application deadline, under hardline UK rules. From Independent.

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A former aide to Boris Johnson is facing calls to quit as a parliamentary candidate after he made comments about immigrants bringing germs and HIV to the UK. From Metro.

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“How the government is using children like my daughter as pawns in their destructive Brexit game” From Independent.

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More than 1,200 academics have signed a letter protesting to the Home Office about the “distressing” case of a research fellow told to leave the UK. Her application for indefinite leave to remain was denied because of the amount of time she has spent overseas. From BBC.

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Speaking at the College of Europe, Tusk said he heard all around the world, and specifically in those countries that were once part of the British empire, that Brexit would leave the UK as an “outsider, a second-rate player”. From The Guardian.

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10 of the most outrageous Home Office refusal letters. All these are real excuses, communicated in official government letters, for declining a visa, refusing asylum or disbelieving some aspect of the applicant’s case. From Free Movement.

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Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for half-price visas and preferential immigration processes for doctors and nurses wanting to work in the UK but faced calls to exempt them from the health surcharge. From The Guardian.

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