Visa extensions for foreign-born frontline NHS as Priti Patel praises their efforts during Covid

Visa extensions for foreign-born frontline NHS staff as Priti Patel praises ‘heroic’ efforts during Covid pandemic Home Secretary will instruct officials to grant automatic 12-month extensions to vital workers if their visa is due to run out by October  Announcement is expected to benefit up to 14,000 essential workers including doctors, nurses and paramedics Scheme … Read more

Priti Patel is targeted by social media smear over fake news that she spent £77,000 on her eyebrows

Home Secretary Priti Patel is at the centre of a ‘fake news’ smear campaign over false claims that she wasted tens of thousands of taxpayers’ money on eyebrow-grooming treatments. Social-media sites were being used to spread the story after an article was published by a website which highlighted a string of ‘perplexing’ expense claims submitted by … Read more

Priti Patel is targeted by social media smear over fake news that she spent £77,000 on her eyebrows

Home Secretary Priti Patel is at the centre of a ‘fake news’ smear campaign over false claims that she wasted tens of thousands of taxpayers’ money on eyebrow-grooming treatments. Social-media sites were being used to spread the story after an article was published by a website which highlighted a string of ‘perplexing’ expense claims submitted by … Read more

More migrants arrive by boat to Kent one day after Priti Patel announced new crackdown

More migrants have arrived on the Kent coast by boat, just one day after Priti Patel announced a new crackdown on the cross-Channel people trafficking trade. The Home Secretary announced yesterday that illegal migrants ‘should and could’ make claims in the European countries they pass through on their way to Britain, rather than the UK … Read more

Priti Patel warns countries that refuse to take back migrants will LOSE visas to the UK

No right to settle under Priti Priti’s asylum blitz Migrants who arrive in the UK illegally will no longer have the right to permanently settle here even if they have a strong asylum claim.  Anyone who arrives illegally having passed through a ‘safe country’ will be deemed ‘inadmissible’ to the UK asylum system.  The Government … Read more

Priti Patel unveils major overhaul of UK asylum system

Priti Patel today unveiled a major overhaul of the UK’s asylum system as she said illegal migrants ‘should and could’ make claims in the European countries they pass through on their way to Britain.  The Home Secretary warned the current asylum system is ‘collapsing’ because of the strain placed on it by people smugglers and … Read more

Priti Patel vows ‘boomerang’ deportations as part of asylum overhaul

Priti Patel will today unveil a major overhaul of the UK’s asylum system which will include ‘boomerang’ deportations of migrants who arrive in the country illegally.  The Home Secretary said the changes will help ‘create safe and legal routes to give people the chance to resettle and access our asylum’ while also combatting people smuggling … Read more

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

Dozens of MPs write to Priti Patel demanding protests should be allowed during Covid crisis

Politicians across the House of Commons have called for Priti Patel to change coronavirus legislation to allow protests despite lockdown. More than 60 MPs joined campaign groups Big Brother Watch and Liberty in writing to the Home Secretary to say it is a human right to demonstrate. Tories Steve Baker and Sir Christopher Chope as well … 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