Priti Patel ‘looked at sending asylum seekers to tiny volcanic islands’

Priti Patel ‘looked at sending asylum seekers thousands of miles from the UK to tiny volcanic islands in the South Atlantic while their cases were considered’ Ms Patel abandoned the plan after instructing officials to drill down into logistics St Helena island was also touted as a potential site for the processing facility Labour said … Read more Priti Patel ‘looked at sending asylum seekers to tiny volcanic islands’

Police officers to start coronavirus self-isolation spot checks on HOMES

Police will carry out spot checks and act on tip-offs to enforce strict new Covid-19 self-isolation rules from today. People ordered to quarantine after they or a contact test positive for the virus face a knock on the door from officers to check they are not leaving their home. It comes amid a growing revolt by … Read more Police officers to start coronavirus self-isolation spot checks on HOMES

Snitches swamp police 101 line with calls about ‘rule of six’ flouters

Snitches swamp police 101 line with calls about ‘rule of six’ flouters forcing senior officers to man the phones with more staff Police in talks over how 101 non-emergency line ‘can cope’ after calls flood in  Priti Patel and Matt Hancock have told Brits to complain if they see rules flouted  Boris Johnson, however, played … Read more Snitches swamp police 101 line with calls about ‘rule of six’ flouters

Priti Patel plans to fly at least 1,000 migrants back to Italy, Germany and France

In by boat… out by PLANE: Priti Patel plans weekly flights to take Channel migrants back to Italy, Germany and France – with at least 1,000 individuals already placed on removal list Home Office plans to fly at least 1,000 people back to Italy, Germany and France More than 6,000 asylum seekers have crossed the … Read more Priti Patel plans to fly at least 1,000 migrants back to Italy, Germany and France

CRAIG BROWN: Diaries Of An MP’s Wife Pt 2 – Negronis all round! We’re on Budget duty 

September 23, 2010 Yet another Conservative charity dinner (bor-RING!) to raise funds for the ‘disadvantaged’. Heaven knows why they call them disadvantaged when they’re excused these charity dinners. I sit next to Dave Cameron and ask him when he’s going to give my husband Hugo the job of Home Secretary. ‘Hugo’s always at home so … Read more CRAIG BROWN: Diaries Of An MP’s Wife Pt 2 – Negronis all round! We’re on Budget duty 

Judge grounds flight due to deport asylum seekers from UK to Madrid

Judge grounds flight due to deport asylum seekers from UK to Madrid after lawyers raise concerns they could end up destitute in Spain Lawyers are representing three men who arrived in Britain on small boats  They said the men should not be flown out until more is known about facilities  Lawyers representing Home Secretary Priti … Read more Judge grounds flight due to deport asylum seekers from UK to Madrid

Priti Patel’s neighbours say she would be right to report locals breaking the Covid ‘Rule of Six’

Priti Patel’s neighbours were split today over her vow to snitch on them for flouting the government’s new draconian Covid ‘Rule of Six’. The Home Secretary wants to turn us into a nation of narks and said she would report any behaviour she believed was ‘inappropriate’ and risked spreading the virus. But some residents living … Read more Priti Patel’s neighbours say she would be right to report locals breaking the Covid ‘Rule of Six’

Priti Patel’s neighbours say they WON’T snitch on locals breaking the Covid ‘Rule of Six’

Priti Patel’s neighbours were split today over her vow to snitch on them for flouting the government’s new draconian Covid ‘Rule of Six’. The Home Secretary wants to turn us into a nation of narks and said she would report any behaviour she believed was ‘inappropriate’ and risked spreading the virus. But some residents living … Read more Priti Patel’s neighbours say they WON’T snitch on locals breaking the Covid ‘Rule of Six’

Priti Patel demands police force release body cam footage of clashes with suspects

Priti Patel demands police force release body cam footage of clashes with suspects and controversial stop-and-searches so officers don’t face ‘trial by social media’ Priti Patel has demanded police forces to release officers’s body cam footage In a letter, she backed a campaign to protect officers from social media criticism Home Secretary said critics have … Read more Priti Patel demands police force release body cam footage of clashes with suspects

Michael Gove pushed through government’s rule of six

Michael Gove played a key role in forcing through the rule of six at Covid cabinet meeting – and has ‘been consistently on the side of the toughest approach’, says source Gove faced opposition from Rishi Sunak, Alok Sharma and Grant Shapps Senior Tories believe the rule of six is too draconian and is opposed … Read more Michael Gove pushed through government’s rule of six

Priti Patel lashes out at Extinction Rebellion protesters

Priti Patel brands Extinction Rebellion protesters ‘eco-crusaders turned criminals’ as she vows crackdown on ‘guerrilla tactics’ Home Secretary Priti Patel took aim at XR protester in speech to police body Ms Patel described the group as ‘so-called eco-crusaders turned criminals’ Fury at printing press blockade over weekend that blocked some newspapers By James Tapsfield, Political Editor … Read more Priti Patel lashes out at Extinction Rebellion protesters

Priti Patel threatens to change the law Extinction Rebellion zealots could face five years in jail

Extinction Rebellion protesters who attack our way of life should face jail, Priti Patel warns today. The Home Secretary has ordered a review of the law aimed at toughening sentences for the environmental extremists after they blockaded newspaper print works in a bid to stifle free speech. Options being considered include designating the group as … Read more Priti Patel threatens to change the law Extinction Rebellion zealots could face five years in jail

Politicians across the board unite in condemning XR protesters who blocked printworks

Politicians from across the political sphere have hit out at Extinction Rebellion activists who blocked printworks on Friday.  More than 100 protesters targeted Newsprinters printing works at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and Knowsley, near Liverpool, blocking newspapers from leaving the depots.  The move has been widely criticised, with Home Secretary Priti Patel said to be looking at … Read more Politicians across the board unite in condemning XR protesters who blocked printworks