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A Home Office minister has admitted that reducing net migration to the tens of thousands is now “much more challenging”. In a subtle shift in rhetoric, James Brokenshire told the Home Affairs Committee that the Government was now focused... Continue to article
James Brokenshire said Yvette Cooper did not understand the immigration system, after she made a speech today announcing Labour would fund 1,000 more border staff. “[Their calculations] only would give them about 59 additional staff. It’... Continue to article
COMMONS CHAMBER 11:30am: Deputy prime minister questions (topicals at 11:50pm) 12:10pm: Attorney general questions Main business Ten minute rule motion: Apprenticeships (Child Benefit and Tax Credit Entitlement) (Research) Bill (... Continue to article
Theresa May has issued a stark warning for the UK following the murder of a fifth hostage by Islamic State militants. The Home Secretary said the killing showed Britain faced a “deadly threat…at home and abroad” and promised urgent actio... Continue to article
Energy Secretary Ed Davey speaks at the RenewableUK conference in Manchester (10:35am) Environment Secretary Liz Truss speaks at the Northern Farming Conference 2014 in Northumberland Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Armed Forces ... Continue to article
James Brokenshire said a report suggesting that EU migrants contribute more to the UK economy than they receive in benefits had a very “narrow focus”. “I think it is important to say that this report has taken a very narrow focus, it’s n... Continue to article
The Government has betrayed Britain's legacy of humanitarian values by opting to withdraw support for search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean, Labour has said. Ministers announced earlier this month that they would no longer lend... Continue to article
James Brokenshire said increasing the number of foreign criminals deported remained at the top of the Government’s agenda, despite criticism of progress by the National Audit Office today. “This is an absolute priority for this Governmen... Continue to article
Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce new funding for UK science and new plans on childcare Home Secretary Theresa May speaks at the Policing and Mental Health Summit in London and is expected to announce a review of the use ... Continue to article
David Cameron called King Abdullah of Jordan this afternoon in an attempt to accelerate efforts to deport the radical cleric Abu Qatada.
A Downing Street spokesman said: "The Prime Minister spoke to King Abdullah of Jordan by telephone this afternoon. They discussed the ECHR ruling on Abu Qatada and the PM explained the frustrating and difficult postion that the ruling had created for the UK. The PM complimented the King on the close and effective collaboration between Britain and Jordan on this case over a number of years, and noted that the Court had endorsed the UK-Jordanian MoU on deportation with assurances. They both welcomed close and detailed co-operation since the ruling between the Jordanian Government, and the UK Home Office and the Foreign Office.
"They agreed on the importance of finding an effective solution to this case, in the interests of both Britain and Jordan."
The move comes after the Home Office yesterday confirmed that minister James Brokenshire would travel to Jordan next week to press the issue with the Jordanian government.
Ministers have been accused of trying to silence children's charities over plans to downgrade the police unit that tracks online paedophiles. The Times reports that Theresa May telephoned campaigners alarmed at the merger of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) into a new British BFI.
Pub landlords will be made to pay for the disruption caused by excessive drinking, under plans made by Home Office minister James Brokenshire. Pubs and bars seen as responsible for the disruption will be penalised financially and the money will go into pot to be used by councils for improvements such as extra policing.
David Cameron has "gone back on a vow to fund more CCTV" despite his initial instruction to the Home Office, the Daily Mirror reports. After the Prime Minister said that he would support more CCTV after a question from Labour MP Gloria de Piero, Home Office Minister James Brokenshire has said that this aim is now compromised by a "priority" to cut the deficit.
The government will scrap laws that allows 24-hour drinking and reinstate local authority power to set licensing times in some areas, the Daily Mail reports.
Legal high Naphyrone, also known as NRG1, will be made a Class B drug, the home office has announced. Minister for crime prevention James Brokenshire said the government was "deeply concerned" about the drug.
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