Windrush: Investigation urged over landing cards

Media caption“There were some who saw it… as almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the way it’s working” – Lord Kerslake A former head of the civil service has called for an investigation into who authorised the destruction of thousands of landing cards of Windrush migrants. Lord Kerslake told BBC Newsnight the Borders Agency was […]

Brexit: Ministers suffer first defeat on EU Withdrawal Bill

Image caption Lord Patten was among two dozen Conservative peers to defy the party whip Peers have defeated the government on the issue of the UK staying in a customs union after Brexit. The House of Lords voted by 348 to 225 in favour of a plan requiring ministers to report on steps to negotiate […]

Windrush: Theresa May hits back at Labour over landing cards

Media captionA series of questions about Windrush immigration end with heated exchanges between Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May Theresa May has said the decision to destroy the landing cards of Windrush migrants was taken under Labour. The prime minister told MPs she was not home secretary when the move was approved, saying it happened in […]

Peers say citizenship test should focus on essential knowledge, not trivia

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The 180-page citizenship guide, on which the test is based, includes details about the UK’s first curry house The UK’s citizenship test should focus on “essential” knowledge demonstrating whether people can be an “active citizen” not trivia, a new report says. A Lords committee said expecting people to […]

Windrush: PM says landing cards decision taken under Labour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anthony Bryan, who came to Britain from Jamaica in 1965, has been detained twice Theresa May has said the decision to destroy the landing cards of Windrush migrants was taken under Labour. The prime minister told MPs she was not home secretary when the move was approved, saying it […]

Brexit: ‘Windrush warning’ over right-to-remain process

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Around three million EU residents will have the right to remain in the UK after Brexit European nationals must not face a “bureaucratic nightmare” to stay in the UK after Brexit, a top MEP has said. Guy Verhofstadt told the European Parliament the three million or so EU residents […]

UK inflation falls to lowest in a year

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prices for clothing and footwear, in particular womenswear, rose at a slower rate UK consumer price inflation fell in March to 2.5%, the lowest rate in a year, according to the Office for National Statistics. It fell from 2.7% in February after prices for women’s clothing rose at a […]

Windrush: Amber Rudd should consider position, says Diane Abbott

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anthony Bryan, who came to Britain from Jamaica in 1965, has been detained twice Home Secretary Amber Rudd should “consider her position” over the “misery” caused to Windrush migrants, Labour’s shadow home secretary says. “So many things have gone wrong,” Diane Abbott told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, and […]

UK inflation falls to 2.5%

UK inflation falls to 2.5%

UK consumer price inflation fell in March to 2.5%, the lowest rate in a year, according to the Office for National Statistics. It fell from 2.7% in February after prices for clothing and footwear, in particular womenswear, rose at a slower rate compared to this time last year. Alcohol and tobacco also helped ease inflation […]

De La Rue abandons passport appeal

Image copyright EPA De La Rue has abandoned its plan to appeal against the government’s decision to award a contract to make UK passports to a Franco-Dutch company. The UK firm said that since its announcement on 22 March, it had “considered all options”. De La Rue also issued its second profit warning in less […]