Home Office rush to brand overseas students cheats compared to Windrush scandal

The Home Office's 'rush' to accuse international students of cheating has been compared to the Windrush Scandal. Government officials "rushed to penalise" students without checking whether evidence against them was reliable, a new report has found. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the department had a "flawed reaction" to the "systemic failure", and revoking visas before verifying evidence led to […]

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'Our own people' should come first before we help immigrants – TD claims

Independent TD Michael Collins has claimed Irish people who are “hungry on the street” should be prioritised over immigrants. The remarks came as he defended another Independent TD, Noel Grealish, who was heavily criticised after claiming that African migrants “sponge off the system”. Labour leader Brendan Howlin branded the comments by both TDs as “very dangerous”. Mr Grealish has not […]

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The US is building a case against Iran in the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but Trump is in no rush to act

The US appears to be steadily building a case against Iran in the wake of devastating strikes on Saudi oil sites over the weekend, but President Donald Trump is in no hurry to respond. Despite claims of responsibility from the Houthi rebels in Yemen, the US has blamed Iran. US officials have said that there is no evidence the attack […]

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Trump blitzes into California for major $15M fundraising push, irritating celebrities, activists

President Trump heading to California to raise money for 2020 reelection effort Four fundraising events in California over the next two days reflect the amount of support Trump has in the Golden State; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports. President Trump sent liberal California activists into a tizzy on Tuesday, as he executed a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to […]

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Boris to recall Parliament if Supreme Court demands MPs return to Commons vows lawyer

He refused to rule out Mr Johnson requesting a second suspension in such circumstances, however. Lord Keen made his remark during the first day of the Supreme Court hearing of two claims from pro-Brussels campaigners that the Prime Minister broke the law by using the “prorogation” procedure to lengthen Parliament’s traditional break for the conference season. Lawyers for the campaigners […]

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Government accused of 'demonising' data watchdog over controversial public services card – report

The government has been accused of a bid to “demonise” the data protection watchdog and “undermining” her office in it’s rejection of the damning findings of a report on the controversial Public Services Card (PSC). PSCs were first introduced to obtain social welfare benefits but it has been rolled out to other services. Critics of the €60m project have raised […]

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Boris Johnson should have final say on Parliament suspension NOT courts says Express poll

More than half of those who took part in the Express.co.uk survey said the decision to suspend the Commons should be taken by the Government. A total of 13,683 people responded to the poll and 7,771 (57 percent) backed Mr Johnson’s controversial move to halt proceeding for five weeks ahead of the October 31 Brexit deadline. The poll found 4,033 […]

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Here's why Iran would target major Saudi oil fields and risk a US military response

An attack on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia has disrupted the global oil supply, and both the kingdom and the US have indicated they believe Iran is responsible. Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack. The Iranian government has denied involvement, but a former National Security Council official in the George W. Bush administration told […]

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