Archive for the ‘Immigration and asylum’ Category

Sadiq Khan demands changes to post-Brexit immigration plan

In letter to home secretary, London’s mayor says Windrush lessons haven’t been learned

Sadiq Khan has written to the government to demand changes to its planned post-Brexit immigration policy, saying that forcing long-established EU nationals to pay fees to stay showed ministers had not learned the lessons of Windrush.

In a letter to the home secretary, Sajid Javid, the Labour mayor said the wider immigration policy, including plans to restrict immigration to people earning above £30,000 a year, would badly damage London’s economy.

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UK immigration plans would harm Highland industry, warns SNP

White paper would ‘pull rug from under’ firms in northern Scotland, says Kate Forbes

The UK government’s stance on immigration “completely pulls the rug from under the feet of businesses and communities in the Highlands”, according to the Scottish National party’s Kate Forbes, one of the area’s most prominent and vocal representatives in the Holyrood parliament.

As the Scottish government warned last Thursday that proposals in the UK Conservative party’s recently published white paper on immigration will cut the number of workers from Europe eligible to work in Scotland by up to 85%, Forbes identified a “failure of imagination” from politicians who spend much of their working lives in a city so densely populated that they cannot fathom there are areas of the country where that is not the case.

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What is going on in Brexit – and what might happen next?

Your no-frills primer to the UK’s departure from the European Union

Confused by the latest developments in the UK’s fraught departure from the European Union? Here’s your no-frills primer to what’s going on in Brexit – and what might happen next.

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