Media Reports Archive : March 2019


Majority of immigration removals called off amid concerns thousands of people wrongly targeted

More than half of deportations from the UK are called off, The Independent can reveal.

The Independent - 28 Mar 2019

EU to stop Mediterranean migrant rescue boat patrols

Air patrols will continue after decision, which was driven by threat from Italy to veto entire rescue operation.

The Guardian - 27 Mar 2019

So much for ‘taking back control of our borders’ – most immigrants come from outside the EU

The largest component of immigration comes not from the EU but from the rest of the world, under rules that have nothing to do with the EU.

Daily Telegraph - 25 Mar 2019

England could run short of water within 25 years

Exclusive: Environment Agency chief calls for use to be cut by a third

The Guardian - 21 Mar 2019

Travelodge targets parents to fill post-Brexit staffing gap

Budget hotel chain Travelodge is targeting parents who want to return to work to fill a potential post-Brexit staffing gap if EU worker numbers fall.

BBC News - 18 Mar 2019

Britons lose out to rush of foreign medical students

Applicants fear being priced out by the higher fees paid by non-EU rivals.

Sunday Times - 18 Mar 2019

MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit

In a night of high drama in the Commons, MPs surprised the government and voted by 312 to 308 to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances.

BBC News - 14 Mar 2019

MPs vote by majority of 210 to extend article 50 and delay Brexit

Symbolically significant indicator of PM’s loss of control of process is carried by 412 votes to 202.

The Guardian - 14 Mar 2019

MPs reject Theresa May's deal for a second time

MPs voted down the prime minister's deal by 149 - a smaller margin than when they rejected it in January.

BBC News - 13 Mar 2019

No-deal motion suggests Theresa May is set on trying to make it third time lucky

In a risky move, Theresa May's no-deal motion seeks to channel the vote back towards another tilt at her deal.

Sky News - 13 Mar 2019

Unexpected immigration was major factor behind Middlesbrough school places crisis

An influx of 'international new arrivals' is among a number of reasons for 'unprecedented demand' which has left pupils without places.

Teesside Live - 8 Mar 2019

May hails surge in non-EU migration to 15-year high as evidence of strong economy - despite pledge to drastically reduce it

Migration Watch UK described the increase as “a real concern”.

The Independent - 5 Mar 2019

Rules aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from renting properties are 'discriminatory' and breach human rights laws, the High Court has ruled.

The 'right to rent' scheme, which requires landlords to check the immigration status of tenants, was introduced in England in 2016.

BBC News - 1 Mar 2019

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