Media Reports Archive : April 2021

Thousands of EU bar and café workers reject old UK jobs: Hospitality sector in crisis as 15% of furloughed staff refuse to return after staying in home nation or taking better-paid new role

Britain's hospitality crisis was laid bare today as industry experts revealed 15 per cent of furloughed staff won't return to their jobs

Mail Online - 30 Apr 2021

Paris mayor says she AGREES with military chiefs who threatened to seize control of the country and warned of the 'disintegration' of France - as 18 of the officers are fired

A Paris mayor has backed military chiefs who threatened to seize control of the country to fight radical Islam

Mail Online - 30 Apr 2021

UK boat suppliers warned to be on alert for people smugglers

Boat suppliers have been warned that they face organised crime groups coming to them to buy or steal vessels for people smuggling

Guardian - 30 Apr 2021

Home Office to resume evicting some asylum seekers ‘with immediate effect’

The Home Office is starting the process of evicting some asylum seekers from their accommodation “with immediate effect”

Guardian - 27 Apr 2021

Greece accused of deploying masked commandos to push asylum seekers back

Masked commandos from Greek coast guard vessels beat up a group of migrants and refugees as they tried to cross the Aegean

The Telegraph - 27 Apr 2021

Where have all the waiters gone? Booming pubs and restaurants face staff shortage - and they won't work for crumbs any more

Behind the current crisis lies a sort of perfect storm, with endless lockdowns and the post-Brexit tightening of immigration rules

Mail Online - 27 Apr 2021

EU countries rule out bilateral asylum deals in blow to Priti Patel’s immigration plans

In a major blow to Priti Patel’s immigration plans, EU countries have said they will not strike bilateral agreements with Britain

The Independent - 26 Apr 2021

More than 100 asylum seekers feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

At least 120 asylum seekers are feared dead after their rubber boat capsized in stormy seas off the coast of Libya

Guardian - 26 Apr 2021

Boris told to get behind Priti Patel on campaign to stamp out asylum abuses

BORIS Johnson has been urged by backbench Conservatives to hold his nerve and get behind Home Secretary Priti Patel's plan to stamp out abuses

The Daily Express - 26 Apr 2021

Don't let campaigners weaken Priti Patel's immigration reforms, Boris Johnson told

Priti Patel's immigration reforms must not be weakened by campaigners, Tory MPs have told Boris Johnson

The Telegraph - 26 Apr 2021

Ministers in immigration row over raising cap on seasonal farm labour

A cabinet rift has opened on immigration after three ministers urged Priti Patel to lift the cap on seasonal workers, The Times has learnt

The Times - 22 Apr 2021

UK Home Office charters its first ever deportation flight to Vietnam

Charities and human rights campaigners have expressed alarm at a decision by the Home Office to charter its first ever deportation flight to Vietnam

Guardian - 21 Apr 2021

Illegal workers at curry house 'stripped off and hid in toilets' in immigration raids

ILLEGAL workers at a popular curry house stripped off and hid in the toilets during an immigration raid, it has been claimed

Daily Express - 21 Apr 2021

Illegal immigration ‘crackdown’ nets only 71 prosecutions from 17,000 caught

Government’s claims to be targeting trafficking gangs ring hollow as figures show just 0.4pc of illegal migrants face criminal charges

The Telegraph - 20 Apr 2021

More than 60 migrants brave bitter sea temperatures to cross Channel to UK in tiny boats as 2021 total passes 1,500

More than 60 migrants including a baby crossed the English Channel on inflatable boats

Mail Online - 20 Apr 2021

Westminster to examine experiences in Northern Ireland

A Westminster committee is to examine the experiences of minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland

BBC - 20 Apr 2021

The Brexit exodus will fundamentally reshape our economy

It will be better in some ways, worse in others - but there can be no question it will be very different

The Telegraph - 20 Apr 2021

Unverifiable tip-offs' - four in five Yorkshire immigration raids end with no one being detained

Four in five immigration raids in Yorkshire last year ended with no one being detained

Yorkshire Live - 19 Apr 2021

Fewer workers fled UK after pandemic struck than feared

Around 50,000 people left Britain in the three months after Covid struck last year as work dried up and the economy collapsed

The Telegraph - 19 Apr 2021

Danish far-Right condemned for poster campaign telling refugees to 'go home to sunny Syria’

Danish far-Right condemned for poster campaign telling refugees to 'go home to sunny Syria’

The Telegraph - 19 Apr 2021

Hong Kong, migration and integration: Is the UK a welcoming place?

In early April, the British government announced a £43m support package to help Hong Kong citizens settle here - but is it enough?

Sky News - 19 Apr 2021

By demonising asylum seekers, Denmark reflects a panic in social democracy

Denmark is the first European nation to insist that Syrian refugees should return to their home country

Guardian - 19 Apr 2021

Number of EU migrants 100,000 a year higher over past decade, claims UK study

One hundred thousand more EU migrants came to the UK every year over the past decade than was thought, the latest figures suggest

The Times - 19 Apr 2021

Scrap the Human Rights Act to restore faith in British justice

Sometimes the justice system makes a mockery of itself. The case of Abdul Rauf is one such example.

Mail Plus - 13 Apr 2021

Immigration officers swoop on Glasgow street over reports of man working illegally

Immigration officers swooped on a premises in Glasgow following reports that a man was working there illegally

The Daily Record - 13 Apr 2021

Hong Kong citizens to be given 'support' to come to UK

Around 27,000 applications have been made for visas brought in after Beijing imposed a national security law in the former British colony

BBC - 8 Apr 2021

More asylum seekers to be housed in barracks deemed ‘unfit for human habitation’

More asylum seekers are to be housed at the controversial Napier barracks site in Kent despite a campaign by charities to have it closed down

The Telegraph - 8 Apr 2021

Drug gangs pose as slaves to dodge jail

Albanian gangsters are escaping prosecution by claiming to be slaves

The Times - 7 Apr 2021

Priti Patel 'is straining every sinew' to get Rochdale sex grooming gang deported to Pakistan six years after they were originally ordered out of the UK

Priti Patel last night vowed to get members of the Rochdale grooming gang deported after they were ordered out of Britain six years ago

Mail Online - 7 Apr 2021

MAGGIE OLIVER: Why this picture of a Rochdale sex groomer still not deported is a damning testament to Britain's injustice system

The central purpose of our justice system is to protect the vulnerable and punish the wrongdoer

Mail Online - 7 Apr 2021

The Times: Silence of white establishment betrays Sewell

Sewell has tried to bring a scientific approach to a problem that bedevils western societies

The Times - 7 Apr 2021

Rochdale grooming gang ringleader, 51, is seen shopping in the town where he abused young girls - six years after he was meant to have been deported to Pakistan

The convicted ringleader of a Rochdale grooming gang is walking freely around the very town where he abused young girls

Mail Online - 6 Apr 2021

Channel 4 rejects a jihadi bride's claim her mother was paid for documentary on ISIS women in Syrian refugee camp who were fighting to get back to UK

Channel 4 last night denied claims by a jihadi bride in a refugee camp that her mother was paid to help with a documentary about her daughter

Mail Online - 6 Apr 2021

Home Office confirms another 30 migrants arrived in Dover yesterday after crossing in 30mph winds as total making journey this year hits 1,392

The Home Office confirmed 30 migrants were detained on Thursday after making the dangerous Channel crossing through 30mph winds on a single boat

Mail Online - 6 Apr 2021

Channel crossings: Migrant stowaways found hiding on vessel

A child was among five migrants found hiding on board a vessel destined for Dover, the Home Office has said

BBC - 6 Apr 2021

Tougher border controls are needed to counter 'real risk' of Covid variant from Europe, says top professor

Tougher border controls are needed to counter 'real risk' of Covid variant from Europe, says top professor

The Telegraph - 6 Apr 2021

Channel crossings: Border Force intercepts more than 200 migrants

More than 200 migrants have been intercepted while attempting to cross the English Channel over recent days

BBC - 1 Apr 2021

How two decades of EU migration went into reverse

Tens of thousands of foreign-born workers have left the UK. What does it mean for them, and for Britain?

Financial Times - 1 Apr 2021


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