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Shropshire Star
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims « Shropshire StarSome 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 2 days ago
Some 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the Liberal Democrats getting 11 more places despite being routed at the general election and Labour eight. New members include former Conservative Cabinet ministers William... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague a
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague and aide Kate Fall. David Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claimsDavid Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Croydon Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
David Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after unveiling 26 new Tory peers and showering his aides with other honours. Some 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the Liberal Democrats... Read more
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heraldscotland
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peeragesAnother new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wr
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peerages
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
Another new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wrote a memo to Margaret Thatcher suggesting that Scotland had its “snout in the trough” of public spending. Documents released last year under the 30-year rule show that... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Lone nightclub in Kendal set to become homesTHE owner of Kendal’s only nightclub has confirmed that the building is likely
Lone nightclub in Kendal set to become homes
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
THE owner of Kendal’s only nightclub has confirmed that the building is likely to be converted into flats following its sudden closure. Passions and Idols Sports Bar has shut its doors for the second time in less than two years – and this time it... Read more
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The New Statesman
Those with the most to fear from a Corbyn-led Labour – and the most to gainIn the minds of the bookmakers, the pundits and most Labour MPs, the party’s le
Those with the most to fear from a Corbyn-led Labour – and the most to gain
The New Statesman / Posted 3 days ago
In the minds of the bookmakers, the pundits and most Labour MPs, the party’s leadership contest is already over. But in opposition ranks, some who were previously certain of a Jeremy Corbyn victory are beginning to question their forecasts. The... Read more
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Independent
Labour leadership contest: Curry becomes a hot topic on the campaign trailBy contrast, the Liberal Democrats completed their leadership contest in barely
Labour leadership contest: Curry becomes a hot topic on the campaign trail
Independent / Posted 4 days ago
By contrast, the Liberal Democrats completed their leadership contest in barely two months: the winner, Tim Farron, was relieved to have a summer for him and his dwindled troops to recover. Andy Burnham is desperately trying to turn round a campaign... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Jeremy Corbyn: A question of substance over style? « Shropshire StarAfter a long, drawn-out election campaign, the new Labour leader is finally ann
Jeremy Corbyn: A question of substance over style? « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 6 days ago
After a long, drawn-out election campaign, the new Labour leader is finally announced. He is not the early front-runner, the safe pair of hands who everybody thought was a shoo-in during the early stages of the campaign. Nor is it the two low-key,... Read more
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Independent
Nick Clegg to return to Lib Dem front line with impassioned defence of EU membershipParty sources confirmed that Mr Clegg will use the speech, traditionally reserv
Nick Clegg to return to Lib Dem front line with impassioned defence of EU membership
Independent / Posted 7 days ago
Party sources confirmed that Mr Clegg will use the speech, traditionally reserved for leaders who have recently resigned or been forced out, to make an impassioned defence of EU membership. The former deputy prime minister, who resigned the... Read more
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chroniclelive
Labour's factions are heading for a parting of the waysAt the end of last week’s column, I posed the question whether a victory for Je
Labour's factions are heading for a parting of the ways
chroniclelive / Posted 8 days ago
At the end of last week’s column, I posed the question whether a victory for Jeremy Corbyn in the forthcoming Labour leadership election might ultimately lead to a realignment of British politics. It is no longer a matter for idle speculation. It... Read more
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The New Statesman
What would a Corbyn leadership mean for the Lib Dems?In just over three weeks' time, Jeremy Corbyn will be declared the new Labour l
What would a Corbyn leadership mean for the Lib Dems?
The New Statesman / Posted 11 days ago
In just over three weeks' time, Jeremy Corbyn will be declared the new Labour leader. This is the assumption that the PLP and all rival parties are operating under. The Tories are divided between those intoxicated by the prospect of remaining in... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Opinion divides on Tories’ first 100 days The North Norwich and Broadland count at Norfolk Showground. Norwich North Co
Opinion divides on Tories’ first 100 days
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 15 days ago
The North Norwich and Broadland count at Norfolk Showground. Norwich North Conservative MP Chloe Smith is congratulated by her team. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Saturday, August 15, 2015 It is 100 days since the... Read more
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The New Statesman
Coups, splits – or surprising calm? What the Jeremy Corbyn era would look like for LabourYou campaign in poetry but you govern in prose. We know that Jeremy Corbyn can
Coups, splits – or surprising calm? What the Jeremy Corbyn era would look like for Labour
The New Statesman / Posted 17 days ago
You campaign in poetry but you govern in prose. We know that Jeremy Corbyn can craft a beguiling sonnet – he has packed out meeting halls across the country and is 30 points ahead of his Labour leadership rivals in the latest YouGov poll – but the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
What MPs are reading on their summer holidays - and what it tells usBut the choices also reveal something of their readers – none more so than Mr O
What MPs are reading on their summer holidays - and what it tells us
Daily Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
But the choices also reveal something of their readers – none more so than Mr Osborne, the all-powerful Chancellor and favourite to take over from Mr Cameron as Conservative Party leader. Kissinger Volume 1: The Idealist, by historian Niall... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Taboo Andy Burnham and Tony Blair can't talk aboutTalking openly about religious belief really does seem to put the fear of God i
Taboo Andy Burnham and Tony Blair can't talk about
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
Talking openly about religious belief really does seem to put the fear of God into our politicians. Tony Blair did a lot of God in private, but that didn’t stop him invading Iraq. And in public his sidekick Alastair Campbell proclaimed: “We don’t do... Read more
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International Business Times
Political Times: Westminster takes a break, Corbyn takes off and Cruddas takes aim This week, news from Westminster is fairly slow as MPs have returned to their c
Political Times: Westminster takes a break, Corbyn takes off and Cruddas takes aim
International Business Times / Posted 24 days ago
This week, news from Westminster is fairly slow as MPs have returned to their constituencies and taken post-election holidays as part of the summer recess. But it's not just our parliamentarians who are hotting up in the sun, Labour's leadership race... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Urgent safety and security review calls following death and hospitalisations at Kendal CallingPOLITICIANS and health professionals are calling for an urgent safety and secur
Urgent safety and security review calls following death and hospitalisations at Kendal Calling
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
POLITICIANS and health professionals are calling for an urgent safety and security review at Kendal Calling following the death of a teenager suspected of taking drugs. Police say that eight other people were hospitalised following alleged substance... Read more
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Independent
Why can't gay men donate blood?Whilst there are several reasons why a person might not be able to donate blood
Why can't gay men donate blood?
Independent / Posted 24 days ago
Whilst there are several reasons why a person might not be able to donate blood, the most controversial involves men who have sex with men (MSM). Some feel this exclusion discriminates against gay and bisexual men, with the newly elected leader of... Read more
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International Business Times
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron criticises UK government response to Calais migrant crisisThe leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats Tim Farron criticised the British gov
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron criticises UK government response to Calais migrant crisis
International Business Times / Posted 25 days ago
The leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats Tim Farron criticised the British government's response to the continuing migrant crisis in Calais, on a visit to the main migrant camp in the French town on 4 August. Farron said: ''So talking about the... Read more
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International Business Times
Calais migrant crisis: Pressure on hauliers as fines triple over three yearsHauliers travelling to the UK are under increasing pressure as the number of fi
Calais migrant crisis: Pressure on hauliers as fines triple over three years
International Business Times / Posted 25 days ago
Hauliers travelling to the UK are under increasing pressure as the number of fines issued to drivers for carrying migrants has more than tripled over the last three years to 3,319 in 2014/15. The figures, released thanks to a Freedom of Information... Read more
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Socialist Worker
Can you help the Tory axeman?It’s no secret that government departments are feeling the strain after years o
Can you help the Tory axeman?
Socialist Worker / Posted 25 days ago
It’s no secret that government departments are feeling the strain after years of austerity. But it’s come to something when George Osborne can’t even draw up a new plan for cuts without help. Osborne and his henchman Greg Hands wrote a letter to 6... Read more
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Independent
LGBT rights: Anti-terror orders should be used against Christian teachers who say same-sex marriage is wrong, says Tory MPMark Spencer has called on Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs), which were intro
LGBT rights: Anti-terror orders should be used against Christian teachers who say same-sex marriage is wrong, says Tory MP
Independent / Posted 26 days ago
Mark Spencer has called on Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs), which were introduced by the Government to crack down on hate preachers and terrorist propagandists, to be used to stop children being taught that same-sex marriage is a sin. The MP for... Read more
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The Hindu
The return of ideologyTired of being fed the same bland diet in different forms, voters in the U.K.,
The return of ideology
The Hindu / Posted 26 days ago
Tired of being fed the same bland diet in different forms, voters in the U.K., unlike in India, are demanding clearer choices, and there is a clamour for more ideological politics If Indian voters were to be asked about their ideological... Read more
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International Business Times
Daredevil Nik Wallenda Walks between Chicago SkyscrapersEx-Citi and UBS trader was diagnosed with Asperger's and argued he was operatin
Daredevil Nik Wallenda Walks between Chicago Skyscrapers
International Business Times / Posted 26 days ago
Ex-Citi and UBS trader was diagnosed with Asperger's and argued he was operating in grey areas. Police watchdog to look into allegation force may not have investigated claims against Heath. Assad plane crash wipes out rebel-held market in Idlib... Read more
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International Business Times
Greens and Lib Dems warm to Barack Obama's climate change action planThe UK's Green Party and Liberal Democrats have praised Barack Obama ahead of t
Greens and Lib Dems warm to Barack Obama's climate change action plan
International Business Times / Posted 26 days ago
The UK's Green Party and Liberal Democrats have praised Barack Obama ahead of the US president outlining his plan to tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gases from coal-fired power stations. The so-called Clean Power Plan is designed to... Read more
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The New Statesman
What happens if Jeremy Corbyn wins? A lot depends on the scale and manner of the victory. If Corbyn wins a victor
What happens if Jeremy Corbyn wins?
The New Statesman / Posted 26 days ago
A lot depends on the scale and manner of the victory. If Corbyn wins a victory among “full” members and trade union affiliates – and not just thanks to the £3 registered supporters – then his leadership will be... Read more
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Scotsman
Scots Lib Dems to reclaim Steel and Kennedy spirit Willie Rennie said the late Charles Kennedy was a great liberal whose example
Scots Lib Dems to reclaim Steel and Kennedy spirit
Scotsman / Posted 27 days ago
Willie Rennie said the late Charles Kennedy was a great liberal whose example should inspire the party. Picture: Robert Perry SCOTTISH Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said his party has to be... Read more
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Scotsman
Scots Lib Dems to reclaim Steel and Kennedy mantle Willie Rennie said the late Charles Kennedy was a great liberal whose example
Scots Lib Dems to reclaim Steel and Kennedy mantle
Scotsman / Posted 27 days ago
Willie Rennie said the late Charles Kennedy was a great liberal whose example should inspire the party. Picture: Robert Perry SCOTTISH Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said his party has to be... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment Bishop of Dover the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott says politicians and the press mus
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
Bishop of Dover the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott says politicians and the press must not lose their humanity over immigration issues A Church of England bishop has criticised David Cameron over... Read more
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Northern Echo
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' commentMr Cameron was widely criticised after saying in a TV interview that the proble
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment
Northern Echo / Posted 27 days ago
Mr Cameron was widely criticised after saying in a TV interview that the problem of illegal immigration had become more acute in recent months because "you have got a swarm of people coming across the Mediterranean, seeking a better life, wanting to... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' commentA Church of England bishop has criticised David Cameron over his controversial
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
A Church of England bishop has criticised David Cameron over his controversial description of migrants seeking to come to the UK as a "swarm". Bishop of Dover Trevor Willmott said politicians and the media should not "forget our humanity" when... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' commentA Church of England bishop has criticised David Cameron over his controversial
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment
Kingston Guardian / Posted 27 days ago
A Church of England bishop has criticised David Cameron over his controversial description of migrants seeking to come to the UK as a "swarm". Bishop of Dover Trevor Willmott said politicians and the media should not "forget our humanity" when... Read more
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Ekklesia
Bishop of Dover criticises Cameron over Calais migrant commentThe Church of England has intervened in the Calais migrant crisis, backing the
Bishop of Dover criticises Cameron over Calais migrant comment
Ekklesia / Posted 27 days ago
The Church of England has intervened in the Calais migrant crisis, backing the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Rev Trevor Willmott, who rebuked the Prime Minister for his "unhelpful" rhetoric. “We’ve become an increasingly harsh world, and when we become... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment « Shropshire StarBishop of Dover Trevor Willmott said politicians and the media should not "forg
Bishop of Dover criticises PM Cameron over 'swarm' comment « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 27 days ago
Bishop of Dover Trevor Willmott said politicians and the media should not "forget our humanity" when responding to the crisis currently under way in the French port of Calais, where thousands of migrants are trying to gain entry to the UK. He called... Read more
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express
Crossbencher: Chancellor Osborne's many talents ARE THERE no limits to George Osborne’s talents? Not content with resurrecti
Crossbencher: Chancellor Osborne's many talents
express / Posted 28 days ago
ARE THERE no limits to George Osborne’s talents? Not content with resurrecting a flat-lining economy, the Chancellor, it seems, is also galvanising lifesavers in his constituency as patron of the... Read more
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Scotsman
UK and France to strengthen Calais border measures A man prays during an Orthodox service for Ethiopian and Eritrean worshippers
UK and France to strengthen Calais border measures
Scotsman / Posted 28 days ago
A man prays during an Orthodox service for Ethiopian and Eritrean worshippers at a church in a makeshift camp near the port of Calais. Picture: Getty Images BRITAIN and France have combined to call... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Calais migrant crisis: UK and France urge more international efforts David Cameron has called the President of France to discuss the crisis at the
Calais migrant crisis: UK and France urge more international efforts
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
David Cameron has called the President of France to discuss the crisis at the port of Calais Britain and France have combined to call for international efforts to address "a... Read more
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Independent
Calais migrant crisis: Bishop of Dover criticises Cameron over 'swarm' commentsBishop Trevor Willmott called on the prime minister to "soften" his rhetoric an
Calais migrant crisis: Bishop of Dover criticises Cameron over 'swarm' comments
Independent / Posted 28 days ago
Bishop Trevor Willmott called on the prime minister to "soften" his rhetoric and deal with the problem in a "non-hostile way". In an interview with The Guardian Willmott said: "To put them [migrants and refugees] all together in that very unhelpful... Read more
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express
Lib Dems backing Express contaminated blood crusade NEW Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has given his backing to the Sunday Ex
Lib Dems backing Express contaminated blood crusade
express / Posted 28 days ago
NEW Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has given his backing to the Sunday Express crusade calling for a "full and fair settlement" for the victims of the worst treatment disaster in NHS... Read more
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Scotsman
Jeremy Corbyn backs SNP bid to reform or axe Lords Judges at the State Opening of Parliament. Picture: Getty THE Labour leadersh
Jeremy Corbyn backs SNP bid to reform or axe Lords
Scotsman / Posted 28 days ago
Judges at the State Opening of Parliament. Picture: Getty THE Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is backing an SNP call for opposition parties to stop nominating new members for the House... Read more
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Scotsman
Calais crisis a mix of politics and public anxiety A man scales a fence in Coquelles. Picture: Yui Mok THE humanitarian imperati
Calais crisis a mix of politics and public anxiety
Scotsman / Posted 28 days ago
A man scales a fence in Coquelles. Picture: Yui Mok THE humanitarian imperative of helping Channel Tunnel asylum seekers is getting lost in a disastrous mix of British politics, public anxiety and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Nelson's Column: Easy does it on House of Lords reform - it might go peer-shapedI once worked in a timber mill making apple box ends. All that involved was ta
Nelson's Column: Easy does it on House of Lords reform - it might go peer-shaped
Daily Mirror / Posted 28 days ago
I once worked in a timber mill making apple box ends. All that involved was taking two bits of wood, putting two other pieces on top of them, and stapling them together. To escape the repetitive, mind-numbing drudgery I daydreamed - a habit which... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
London mayoral campaign trails pass through KingstonLabour’s London mayoral candidate David Lammy perched on a soapbox and got a mi
London mayoral campaign trails pass through Kingston
Kingston Guardian / Posted 29 days ago
Labour’s London mayoral candidate David Lammy perched on a soapbox and got a mic out to get the attention of busy traders and shoppers in Kingston this week. The Tottenham MP took up residency in the Ancient Market Place on Monday afternoon to set... Read more
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Christian Today
Calais: How the migrant crisis shames Britain, and what we ought to do about itMigrants in silhouette as they stand near a fence near the Channel Tunnel acces
Calais: How the migrant crisis shames Britain, and what we ought to do about it
Christian Today / Posted 29 days ago
Migrants in silhouette as they stand near a fence near the Channel Tunnel access in Frethun, near Calais. The simmering Calais migrants crisis has boiled over. The M20 is closed and more than 6,000 lorries are waiting to cross to France.... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Anger over Cameron's 'swarm' comments about migrants Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28, 201
Anger over Cameron's 'swarm' comments about migrants
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28, 2015 in Calais-Frethun. Attempts by migrants desperate to reach England through the Channel Tunnel reached a new peak... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Cameron sparks anger with 'migrant swarms' | Irish Examiner Cameron sparks anger with ‘migrant swarms’ David Cameron wa
Cameron sparks anger with 'migrant swarms'
Irish Examiner / Posted 30 days ago
| Irish Examiner Cameron sparks anger with ‘migrant swarms’ David Cameron was under mounting pressure last night after describing migrants trying to reach Britain as a "swarm". The comment was branded... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Army ready to act over Calais crisisKent police said they had been forced to call for reinforcements for the first
Army ready to act over Calais crisis
Daily Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
Kent police said they had been forced to call for reinforcements for the first time to deal with massive tailbacks which have already cost £1m in the past month. Social services in the country were said to be at “bursting point” because of a huge... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
UN warns Britain of 'xenophobia'London - Britain risked a "xenophobic response" to the migrant crisis in the Fr
UN warns Britain of 'xenophobia'
News 24 South Africa / Posted 30 days ago
London - Britain risked a "xenophobic response" to the migrant crisis in the French port of Calais, a senior United Nations official warned on Thursday, after Prime Minister David Cameron promised to deport more migrants who enter Britain... Read more
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Independent
Calais crisis: UN official slams UK Government for accepting fewer refugees than neighboursPeter Sutherland, the UN special representative on migration, called for a chan
Calais crisis: UN official slams UK Government for accepting fewer refugees than neighbours
Independent / Posted 30 days ago
Peter Sutherland, the UN special representative on migration, called for a change in policy as Prime Minister David Cameron was condemned by welfare groups and his opponents for describing migrants arriving across the Mediterranean as a “swarm”. The... Read more
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