Priti Patel slashes asylum rights for migrants who arrive illegally in crack down on crossings

Asylum rights will be slashed for migrants who arrive in Britain illegally under major reforms announced today. Priti Patel will introduce a ‘two-tier’ system in which those who come via unauthorised routes – such as crossing the Channel in small boats – are given far fewer privileges. Even if they have a legitimate claim to … Read more

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Priti Patel’s plan to tackle migrants crossing the Channel illegally

Priti Flamingo’s radical plan to disperse to a third country thousands of migrants crossing the Channel illegally has already started to unravel. The Home Secretary wants the claims of asylum seekers arriving here by dinghy or in the back of a lorry to be processed outside mainland Britain. Yesterday, however, she suffered a setback when … Read more

Moment man on e-scooter riding illegally on road narrowly avoids being hit by taxi

This is the moment a hooded man on an e-scooter riding illegally on the road is almost hit by a taxi as he crosses a mini-roundabout without giving way. The taxi driver working in central London said he witnessed two near misses in the space of just four minutes as e-scooter riders flouted the law … Read more

British Army major general stands trial accused of illegally claiming £50k for children’s school fee

The most senior Army officer to face a court martial in more than 200 years today stood trial accused of defrauding the taxpayer out of almost £50,000 to pay for his children’s private school fees. Major General Nick Welch, 57, allegedly abused Army allowances when he took on the top job at the Ministry of … Read more

British Army major general stands trial accused of illegally claiming £50k for children’s school fee

The most senior Army officer to face a court martial in more than 200 years today stood trial accused of defrauding the taxpayer out of almost £50,000 to pay for his children’s private school fees. Major General Nick Welch, 57, allegedly abused Army allowances when he took on the top job at the Ministry of … Read more

Hampshire fly tippers get truck stuck on mountain of rubbish while illegally ditching waste

Dumb and DUMPER! Bungling fly tippers get truck stuck while illegally ditching waste at Hampshire beauty spot – before asking for their van back claiming they had ‘broken down’ Owners were forced to abandon their vehicle after dumping illegal waste   They called park officials next day and claimed the truck had broken down   Local said … Read more

‘Green’ number plates ‘can be illegally bought by petrol and diesel owners due to checks loophole’

‘Green’ number plates meant for electric vehicles ‘can be illegally bought by petrol and diesel owners for just £20 due to checks loophole’ Transport Secretary Grant Shapps launched green number plates late last year  The plates, on sale for under £20, give drivers free access to clean air zones But the AA has found major … Read more

Indonesia seizes Iranian tanker ‘caught red-handed illegally transferring oil’ with Panama ship

Indonesia seizes Iranian tanker ‘caught red-handed illegally transferring oil’ with vessel from Panama Iranian-flagged MT Horse and Panamanian Freya seized on Sunday morning Indonesian coast guard discovered them in early hours of morning off Borneo  Ships weren’t flying flags, had I.D. systems switched off and didn’t reply to radio Iran’s oil exports have been crippled by US … Read more

Amateur pilot accused of illegally landing plane at old RAF base

Amateur pilot will appear in court accused of landing £2m private plane at Prince William’s former RAF base without permission because he ‘wanted to go to the beach’ Civil Aviation Authority has named the pilot as Richard Charles Priestley Wood  He allegedly flew 300 miles from Surrey to fighter pilot training base in Wales Pilot set … Read more

Amateur pilot accused of illegally landing plane at Prince William’s old RAF base without permission

Amateur pilot will appear in court accused of landing £2m private plane at Prince William’s former RAF base without permission because he ‘wanted to go to the beach’ Civil Aviation Authority has named the pilot as Richard Charles Priestley Wood  He allegedly flew 300 miles from Surrey to fighter pilot training base in Wales Pilot set … Read more