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Alan Johnson on Windrush immigration documents

There have been counter claims over whether the landing cards for people from the Windrush generation were destroyed under Labour in 2009 or Theresa May when she was new in the home secretary role in 2010. Alan Johnson, one of two Labour home secretaries in 2009, told Andrew Neil on This Week that he did […]

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Rennie: Scottish Lib Dems 'setting agenda'

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Rennie will say his party is on the way back in Scotland The Scottish Liberal Democrats are setting the agenda for an “open, progressive Scotland”, the party’s leader is to tell its conference. Willie Rennie will tell delegates in Aviemore that the party is “winning the argument” on public […]

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Brexit divorce cost uncertain, say auditors

Image copyright PA Image caption The government estimated the cost in pounds, but the bill will be paid in euros The total cost of the Brexit “divorce” bill remains uncertain, auditors say, as much depends on future events. The National Audit Office said the £35bn-£39bn range put forward by the government was “a reasonable estimate”. […]

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Ministers 'want to help with Windrush financial losses'

Minister Liz Truss has told BBC Question Time the government will “look sympathetically” at compensation requests from Windrush migrants. She said people “deserved to be properly compensated” for financial losses suffered – giving the example of a man who had lost his job as a teaching assistant “as a result of actions by the government”. […]

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Windrush: What is the 'hostile environment' immigration policy?

The ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy has been blamed for the Windrush scandal. Earlier this week, the government was forced to apologise after it emerged some children of the so-called Windrush generation had been declared illegal immigrants. Many were threatened with deportation, denied access to NHS treatment, benefits and pensions and stripped of their jobs. But […]

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Foster denies RHI scheme was to benefit DUP voters

Image copyright RHI Inquiry Image caption Arlene Foster told the RHI Inquiry recipients of the scheme were ‘not restricted to DUP supporters’ The Democratic Unionist party leader has rejected suggestions that a flawed green energy scheme was meant to benefit supporters of her party. Arlene Foster was giving evidence to the inquiry into the Renewable […]

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SNP met Cambridge Analytica before election

A consultant working for the SNP met Cambridge Analytica three months before the last Holyrood election, Nicola Sturgeon has revealed. The first minister told MSPs the meeting was held in February 2016, but refused to say who the consultant was. And she said it was the Conservatives who were “mired in links to Cambridge Analytica” […]