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James Brokenshire MP

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  • = Key Development Thursday 11th December
  • 23:37 Brand takes on Farage on immigration PoliticsHome News

    Brand takes on Farage on immigration PoliticsHome News

    Nigel Farage and Russell Brand have gone head-to-head on BBC Question Time over immigration, the NHS and the political system. Comedian Mr Brand argued with Ukip leader Mr Farage, telling him that the “country is not overcrowded” and tha... Continue to article

  • 16:36 James Brokenshire: Borders report issue was a one-off error On air

    On Air | John Vine | Chief Inspector, UK Border Age... | Video John Vine

    James Brokenshire insisted that the borders report released today by John Vine showed a one off error by a case worker, and the issue was not widespread. "The inspector highlighted a particular case where the wrong decision was taken. Th... Continue to article

  • 15:51 Story (3 links): May accused over border checks

    PoliticsHome May accused over border checks Story View links

    The Home Office has granted British citizenship to people without checking their criminal records in their home country, a new study has found.

    Theresa May was today accused by Labour of trying to bury bad news as chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine examined 179 applications as part of a national study of nationality casework.

    Mr Vine said he was “concerned” at the poor level of checks being conducted. In one case, officials failed to look at files showing an asylum seeker had killed someone in their home country, and other, where a person who had stabbed someone.

    Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said that most of the mistakes were made due to the previous government’s approach to immigration applications. British citizenship should be “treated as a privilege for those who deserve it, not an automatic right for those who don’t,” he said.

    Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said Ms May should take action and not seek to manage the bad news.

    "The Home Secretary has tried to bury this bad news after sitting on the report for months, but the inspector's findings are so severe it is now vital she makes an urgent public statement to make clear how many people were given citizenship without the proper checks," she said.

    "This is a basic responsibility for the Home Secretary and this report shows she is failing badly and trying to cover it up too."

  • = Key Development Wednesday 10th December
  • 13:13 Labour slams Government on Syrian refugee numbers PoliticsHome News

    Labour slams Government on Syrian refugee numbers PoliticsHome News

    Labour has attacked the Government’s record on helping to resettle Syrian refugees, and called on them to join the UN’s scheme of offering places to those in need instead. Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, during an Urgent Question in... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 1st December
  • 14:54 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    14:54 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    COMMONS CHAMBER 11.30am: Wales Office questions (topicals at 11.53am) 12 noon: Prime minister questions Main business 12:30pm: Autumn Statement Presentation of Bill: United Kingdom Parliament (Sovereignty and Jurisdiction over... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 27th November
  • 09:50 James Brokenshire: EU net migration up by 75% since 2010; plan has been knocked off course On air

    On Air | James Brokenshire MP | Immigration Minister | Sky News Video James Brokenshire MP

    James Brokenshire admitted that net migration from the EU to the UK had increased by 75% since 2010. "The bottom line is that where we have controls and direct levers, that net migration from outside of the EU is down under this Governme... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 25th November
  • 08:03 Story (2 links): Border exit checks within months

    PoliticsHome Border exit checks within months Story View links

    Exit checks will be imposed at British borders in five months, a Conservative minister has said.

    Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said that “comprehensive” controls would be in place at all airports, ferry ports and railway stations by April, telling the Sun: “The Government is on track to deliver on its commitment.”

    The news comes after the Home Office admitted the Tory target to reduce net migration to less than 100,000 will be missed.

  • = Key Development Tuesday 18th November
  • 16:37 Home Office admits 'challenge' meeting immigration cap House of Commons

    Home Office admits 'challenge' meeting immigration cap House of Commons

    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

  • 12:37 James Brokenshire: Cooper doesn't understand immigration On air

    On Air | James Brokenshire MP | Immigration Minister | BBC News Video James Brokenshire MP

    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

  • = Key Development Monday 17th November
  • 17:28 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    17:28 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    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

  • 15:14 May in stark terror warning as Tpims called into question House of Commons

    May in stark terror warning as Tpims called into question House of Commons

    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

  • = Key Development Monday 10th November
  • 16:38 In Brief Events

    16:38 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    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

  • = Key Development Wednesday 5th November
  • 09:42 James Brokenshire: Costs of immigration are more than financial On air

    On Air | James Brokenshire MP | Immigration Minister | BBC News Video James Brokenshire MP

    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

  • = Key Development Thursday 30th October
  • 11:20 Ending Med search and rescue 'a barbaric abandonment of British values' – Labour House of Commons

    Ending Med search and rescue 'a barbaric abandonment of British values' – Labour House of Commons

    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

  • = Key Development Wednesday 22nd October
  • 07:48 James Brokenshire: Deporting foreign criminals still an absolute priority for Govt On air

    On Air | James Brokenshire MP | Immigration Minister | Sky News Video James Brokenshire MP

    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

  • = Key Development Monday 20th October
  • 17:56 In Brief Events

    17:56 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    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

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May accused over border checks

The Home Office has granted British citizenship to people without checking their criminal records in their home country, a new study has found.

Theresa May was today accused by Labour of trying to bury bad news as chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine examined 179 applications as part of a national study of nationality casework.

Mr Vine said he was “concerned” at the poor level of checks being conducted. In one case, officials failed to look at files showing an asylum seeker had killed someone in their home country, and other, where a person who had stabbed someone.

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said that most of the mistakes were made due to the previous government’s approach to immigration applications. British citizenship should be “treated as a privilege for those who deserve it, not an automatic right for those who don’t,” he said.

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said Ms May should take action and not seek to manage the bad news.

"The Home Secretary has tried to bury this bad news after sitting on the report for months, but the inspector's findings are so severe it is now vital she makes an urgent public statement to make clear how many people were given citizenship without the proper checks," she said.

"This is a basic responsibility for the Home Secretary and this report shows she is failing badly and trying to cover it up too."


PM pushes Jordan on Qatada

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 silencing children's charities

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.


Border exit checks within months

Exit checks will be imposed at British borders in five months, a Conservative minister has said.

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said that “comprehensive” controls would be in place at all airports, ferry ports and railway stations by April, telling the Sun: “The Government is on track to deliver on its commitment.”

The news comes after the Home Office admitted the Tory target to reduce net migration to less than 100,000 will be missed.


No new CCTV despite PM pledge

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.


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