Media Reports Archive : October 2020


France church attacker arrived in Europe from Tunisia days ago

A Tunisian man who killed three people in a church in France only recently arrived in Europe, officials say

BBC - 30 Oct 2020

Crooked Birmingham charity boss in plot to smuggle illegal immigrants into UK

The boss of a lottery-funded Birmingham charity has been jailed after a plot to smuggle illegal immigrants into the UK

Birmingham Live - 30 Oct 2020

Pregnant woman among Albanian migrants found in Southampton on cargo ship

A group of 11 Albanian migrants, including a pregnant woman and a 17-year-old boy, have been found onboard a cargo ship at Southampton Docks

BBC - 30 Oct 2020

Seven Nigerian migrants held over 'hijacking' of ship bringing them to Southampton are bailed – but stay in Border Force custody

Seven Nigerian men detained after British special services stormed an oil tanker off the Isle of Wight have been bailed, police said

Mail Online - 30 Oct 2020

Migrant crossings: What happens to migrants who reach the UK?

There have been more deaths in the English Channel of migrants who had reportedly been attempting to reach the UK

BBC - 29 Oct 2020

Channel migrant boat disaster: Gang ‘forced migrants on to death boat’

A family of five, including a 15-month-old baby, are among the seven people who were lost when a boat crammed with migrants capsized in the Channel

Times - 29 Oct 2020

France urged to charge traffickers with manslaughter after migrant family drowned in Channel

French investigators are being urged to bring manslaughter charges against the traffickers behind the deaths of a family of five migrants

Telegraph - 29 Oct 2020

We cannot make the Channel safe without France's help

The tragedy of the four lives lost by drowning off Dunkirk this week is a stark reminder of the dangers of crossing the Channel in overcrowded vessels

Telegraph - 29 Oct 2020

Channel migrants: Deaths should be 'a wake-up call' for those in power

The deaths of two children and two adults after a migrant boat sank off the coast of northern France should serve as a 'wake-up call'

BBC - 28 Oct 2020

France and Spain both 'REFUSED to take seven Nigerian stowaways' on oil tanker before captain sailed to Britain and was 'rescued' in daring SBS commando mission

French and Spanish authorities refused to take in seven stowaways five days before they were seized in a special forces operation

Mail Online - 28 Oct 2020

Illegal immigrant from Albania who was caught red-handed dealing Class A drugs in Maidstone is jailed

An illegal immigrant who had repeatedly been thrown out of UK was found in Maidstone dealing in Class A drugs

Kent Online - 28 Oct 2020

Two adults and two children die after boat carrying migrants capsizes off French coast

At least 18 people have been taken to hospital and the search operation is continuing

Telegraph - 28 Oct 2020

Deportations row: Lord Chief Justice regrets lawyers' support for 'abusive late challenges'

The head of the judiciary has weighed into the Government's row with 'lefty activist lawyers'

Telegraph - 28 Oct 2020

What happens next for the Nigerian stowaways?

The Nigerian stowaways involved in a security incident on an oil tanker have been detained while police determine whether they should face charges

The Times - 27 Oct 2020

Hysteria and hypocrisy of the left-wing lawyers who think they're beyond reproach

The simple truth is that, though they may not like it, lawyers do not deserve to be protected from criticism any more than anyone else

Mail Online - 27 Oct 2020

Beware the claim that words cause violence

Is accusing “leftie lawyers” of frustrating government attempts to enforce immigration law really tantamount to incitement to violence?

The Times - 27 Oct 2020

The Times view on storming the Nave Andromeda: Security at Sea

The threat by the stowaways to the ship’s crew was close to hijacking, and a rapid naval operation to take control of the ship was justified

The Times - 27 Oct 2020

Net migration targets abandoned as £38,500 salary threshold to settle in UK ditched

Net migration targets have been abandoned by the Government as it ditches the £35,800 salary cap for migrants to be allowed to settle in the UK

The Telegraph - 26 Oct 2020

Isle of Wight tanker: Special Forces take control of ship after 'hijackers' threaten the crew

Special forces on Sunday night ended a ten-hour standoff in the Channel after a group of violent Nigerian 'hijackers' threatened to kill the crew

The Telegraph - 26 Oct 2020

Nineteen people arrested over cross-Channel people smuggling

A total of 19 people have been arrested in the past two weeks in connection with people smuggling across the English Channel.

The Telegraph - 26 Oct 2020

UK Govt to Target Illegal Migrants’ Smartphones with Ads Asking Them Not to Come

Britain’s Home Office is planning to bombard illegal migrants’ smartphones with Facebook adverts asking them to not cross the English Channel

Breitbart - 23 Oct 2020

Boris Govt Brags UK ‘Resettles More Refugees Than Any Other Country in Europe’ as It Fails to Stop Boat

Britain’s Home Office has taken to social media to brag that the country “resettles more refugees than any other country in Europe”

Breitbart - 23 Oct 2020

Essex lorry deaths: Migrant 'paid £13k for 'VIP' smuggling trip'

The parents of a Vietnamese man paid £13,000 for a 'VIP' smuggling trip to Britain along a route where 39 migrants died, a court has heard.

BBC - 23 Oct 2020

Home Office policy giving migrants as little as three days' notice before deportation is ruled unlawful by Appeal Court judges

A Home Office policy which gave migrants as little as 72 hours' notice of their impending deportation has been ruled as unlawful

Mail Online - 22 Oct 2020

'Mass fight' breaks out at Welsh migrant camp as police arrest men aged 25 and 22 for affray and assault

A 'mass fight' broke out among migrants at a Welsh holding camp yesterday as police arrested two men

Mail Online - 22 Oct 2020

UK unveils new rules to bar entry to EU criminals

Britain said it would introduce new rules from January to bar entry to people from the European Union with a criminal record

Reuters - 22 Oct 2020

Lessons for Britain from a murdered teacher

Charles Moore says that we have to be aware that the killing in France could happen here too and we must learn the lessons from the incident

The Times - 21 Oct 2020

At least two Vietnamese migrants who were among 39 found dead in lorry in Essex were caught trying to make crossing in different truck at the Eurotunnel days earlier, court hears

At least two Vietnamese migrants who were among the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex

Mail Online - 21 Oct 2020

Penally: Two arrested after 'disturbance' at asylum centre

Two men have been arrested following a disturbance at a Pembrokeshire military training camp, where asylum seekers are being housed

BBC - 21 Oct 2020

Pandemic ends a decade of growth in global migration

FT has a global perspective on the impact of 2020’s instability on immigration, and on the welfare of migrants generally.

Financial Times - 20 Oct 2020

People smuggler jailed after three asylum seekers found in his lorry at Dover

A man has been jailed after trying to smuggle asylum seekers into the UK through Kent.

Kent Online - 20 Oct 2020

MPs vote to remove child refugee protections from flagship immigration law

The amendment to continue existing arrangements had been successfully moved in the House of Lords by refugee campaigner and Labour peer Lord Dubs

Express & Star - 20 Oct 2020

More than 7,500 migrants have crossed the Channel this year: Record total is now four times the figure for 2019 after 100 refugees risked dangerous journey on Monday

More than 7,500 migrants have now crossed the Channel this year - more than four times the number in 2019 - after another 100 people risked the danger

Mail Online - 20 Oct 2020

French navy warship ESCORTS a boat full of migrants across the Channel as dozens of vessels are intercepted trying to make the crossing during break in choppy seas

A French navy warship reportedly escorted a boat full of migrants across the English Channel today as more than 100 arrivals were intercepted in 11 sm

Mail Online - 19 Oct 2020

People traffickers 'are paying French fishing boat crews to get migrants across the English Channel without being spotted by military drones'

People traffickers are hiring French fishing boat crews to carry desperate migrants halfway across the Channel in a bid to evade eye-in-the-sky milita

Mail Online - 19 Oct 2020

Judges reined in on using human rights laws to block deportations

Judges will be told what constitutes 'inhuman or degrading treatment', under plans being considered by Priti Patel to curb the use of human rights law

The Daily Telegraph - 19 Oct 2020

Penally asylum camp protest: Man and woman arrested

Two people have been arrested during a protest outside a military training camp in Pembrokeshire, where asylum seekers are being housed

BBC - 19 Oct 2020

Immigration officers swoop on HK Diner in Barrow

A woman was discovered to have entered the UK illegally after a Barrow restaurant was raided by immigration officers

North West Evening Mail - 19 Oct 2020

'I don't want to go, Daddy': Harrowing screams of five-year-old migrant girl begging not be taken on perilous Channel crossing from Calais beach

In a six-month probe, investigators infiltrated gangs making huge profits out of the estimated 7,173 migrants who have already come to Britain in 2020

Mail Online - 16 Oct 2020

Libyan coastguard chief arrested over migrant trafficking

Abd al-Rahman al-Milad, 30, was held in Tripoli on Wednesday on the orders of the interior minister of the UN-backed government controlling the city

The Times - 16 Oct 2020

Outrage at island detention plans is easy - fight hotel detention of refugees in Glasgow

There was some suggestion that the recent leaked story about Priti Patel considering sending asylum seekers to Ascension island was black propaganda

The Herald - 16 Oct 2020

Channel asylum seekers not given access to legal advice until days before deportation, research finds

Asylum seekers who arrive in the UK on small boats are receiving no access to legal advice until days before they are due to be deported from the coun

The Independent - 15 Oct 2020

Army is forced to halt live shooting exercise after migrants crossing the Channel in a speedboat land on MoD firing range in Kent in the middle of target practice

The British Army was forced to stop a live shooting exercise on a military range today after a group of migrants landed a 9ft speedboat in the middle

Mail Online - 15 Oct 2020

London based 'brokers' are people traffickers smuggle helping illegal migrants across the Channel

London based middlemen are charging up to £500 per person to act as guarantors to facilitate the entry into Britain of illegal migrants

The Telegraph - 15 Oct 2020

NHS migrant healthcare charges are hampering the fight against Covid-19

The World Health Organization has stressed the importance of ensuring health services are open to all migrants and refugees during the pandemic

The Guardian - 15 Oct 2020

Migrants denied NHS care for average of 37 weeks, research finds

Migrants who need NHS care are being denied treatment for an average of 37 weeks, despite suffering from conditions such as cancer, heart problems or

The Guardian - 14 Oct 2020

'Safe surgery' call to GPs across Oxfordshire

Campaigners have sent an open letter to the body which oversees GP services in Oxfordshire, calling on it to support a 'safe surgeries' scheme

Oxford Mail - 14 Oct 2020

Priti Patel’s Proposals for Prison Ships Show

Have the lessons of Windrush been learned?

Byline - 14 Oct 2020

Romanian people smuggler accused of killing 39 Vietnamese migrants who suffocated in the back of a lorry was awaiting his own British passport, court hears

Romanian people smuggler charged with killing 39 Vietnamese migrants was waiting for a British passport

Mail Online - 13 Oct 2020

Asylum seeker living at Napier Barracks in Folkestone describes the conditions people are living in there

Home Office denies there is anything substandard about the amenities.

Kent Online - 13 Oct 2020

How Sweden became a gangsters' paradise

Europe's most liberal country welcomed Middle Eastern refugees five years ago... but now it is being terrorised by migrant mafia clans

Mail Online - 13 Oct 2020

Osama bin Laden's ex-London spokesman is ‘freed early from 25 year US jail term because he is at high risk from Covid due to his obesity' and 'will return to the UK within weeks'

Terror spin doctor Adel Abdel Bary, 60, was imprisoned over the devastating 1998 attacks on US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

Mail Online - 13 Oct 2020

56 migrants intercepted

Three boats with 56 migrants on board were intercepted in the English Channel on Friday, the Home Office said

BBC - 12 Oct 2020

Priti Patel plans to deport homeless people who persistently engage in 'low level' crimes

Priti Patel will deport the homeless who repeatedly engage in low level crimes under proposals being discussed by Ministers

Mail Online - 12 Oct 2020

British plan for nets to snag migrant boats

Nets could be used to stop migrants in dinghies from crossing the Channel, according to a former Royal Marine appointed to halt such arrivals

The Times - 12 Oct 2020

Labour peer apologises for suggesting asylum seekers should be 'concentrated' in camps

A Labour peer has apologised for suggesting that asylum seekers should be 'concentrated' in camps as a solution to the refugee issue

The Independent - 12 Oct 2020

80 taxpayer-funded guards accompanied just 14 illegal immigrants on a deportation flight from Stansted to Germany and France

There were six times the amount of deportation guards as there were actual people being deported back to German on recent flights

Mail Online - 9 Oct 2020

Europe's migration 'crisis' isn't about numbers. It's about prejudice

Reform of the EU's border controls is under way, but there is no agreement among member states

Guardian - 9 Oct 2020

Scottish 'separatist' blast as UK immigration minister rejects devolved controls

Nationalists want more control of immigration, but Kevin Foster says it would be a bad move for Britain

Daily Record - 9 Oct 2020

Home Office urged to halt evictions of refused asylum seekers

Backlash against Home Office plans to start evicting failed asylum seekers from temporary accommodation

Guardian - 8 Oct 2020

'The ferries plan is on': Migrants WILL be held on boats off the British coast under proposals being worked on by Priti Patel's officials

Home Office officials confirm that offshore ferries are going to be used for asylum seekers

Mail Online - 8 Oct 2020

Priti Patel pledges to fix 'broken' asylum system in UK

The Home Secretary wants the new system to stop those arriving illegally 'making endless legal claims to remain'.

BBC News - 5 Oct 2020

More than 9,000 asylum seekers are now living in 91 hotels across the country

'There are more people coming into the aylum system at the moment than are leaving it and that is because of Covid', said a Home Office official.

Mail Online - 2 Oct 2020

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