Media Reports Archive : November 2020

Rape suspect who 'attacked a woman in a London hotel' is bailed to live in a migrant camp where fellow asylum seeker is accused of harassment

A channel migrant has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman weeks after arriving in Britain aboard a small boat

Mail Online - 30 Nov 2020

Priti Patel will pay France £28million to double number of officers patrolling French beaches in bid to stop migrants making dangerous Channe

Home Secretary Priti Patel has agreed to pay France £28 million to double the number of officers patrolling beaches to stop migrants

Mail Online - 30 Nov 2020

Seven foreign criminals who should be deported walk free EACH DAY: New figures reveal 2,552 such offenders have been freed in the past year

Seven foreign criminals a day are being released from prison on to Britain's streets instead of being deported

Mail Online - 30 Nov 2020

Almost one million more EU citizens have applied to stay in the UK after Brexit than had been expected as applications hit 4.2 million

Almost one million more EU citizens living in the UK have applied for the right to stay in the country after Brexit than had originally been expected

Mail Online - 27 Nov 2020

Schizophrenic Albanian woman stabbed girl, seven, to death at random in park as she tried to catch up with her mother, court hears

A schizophrenic woman screamed 'she tried to kill me' as she murdered a seven-year-old girl by slashing her throat

Mail Online - 27 Nov 2020

Migrants: Arrests over small boat supply to people smugglers

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration by supplying small boats to people smugglers

BBC - 27 Nov 2020

Asylum-seeker pupil who joined school as 15-year-old but ‘is balding and looks 40’ VANISHES after half-term

A SCHOOL pupil who joined a Coventry school claiming to be a 15-year-old boy as parents feared he 'looked like a 40-year-old' is no longer attending

The Sun - 27 Nov 2020

Boris Johnson defends 'steely' Home Secretary Priti Patel in angry Prime Minister's Questions, accusing Keir Starmer of trying to 'bash her' because she is 'delivering' on immigration

Boris Johnson defended 'steely' Home Secretary Priti Patel over bullying claims today, accusing Labour of attacking her because she is successful

Mail Online - 26 Nov 2020

Four migrant boats cross English Channel

Four small boats carrying 54 migrants have crossed the English Channel this week, the Home Office said

BBC - 26 Nov 2020

Home Office 'ignored laws' in Windrush storm: Equality rules were shunned when officials drew up Theresa May's 'hostile environment' policy, report says

The Home Office ‘effectively ignored’ equality laws when it drew up controversial ‘hostile environment’ policies to crack down on illegal migrants

Mail Online - 25 Nov 2020

'Stansted 15' pro-immigrant activists who stormed runway to stop a jet from deporting 60 criminals to Africa and caused travel misery for thousands appeal their sentences

Protesters who stopped a deportation flight taking off from Stansted Airport before being taken to court today challenged their convictions

Mail Online - 25 Nov 2020

Priti Patel vows ‘fundamental reform’ of asylum law tackling deportation delays on ‘human rights’ grounds and making it easier to kick out criminals as she bids to put bully row behind her

Priti Patel vowed to implement ‘fundamental reform’ of Britain’s asylum system yesterday amid mounting concern about the Channel migrants crisis

Mail Online - 24 Nov 2020

France to probe Paris migrant camp dismantling after ‘shocking’ scuffle images

The migrant camp at the iconic Place de la République, site of major French demonstrations, emerged just a week

France 24 - 24 Nov 2020

Up to SIXTY migrants arrive in Dover after being picked up on boats in the English Channel as number making journey this year nears 8,200

Border Force workers were seen helping men and women to shore after picking them up off the Kent coast earlier today

Mail Online - 24 Nov 2020

Under-fire Home Secretary is predicted to be made Tory chairman in reshuffle following bullying row

Priti Patel could face the axe as Home Secretary and be made Tory chairman in a New Year reshuffle

Mail Online - 23 Nov 2020

A Right-wing woman determined to crush crime: No wonder Priti Patel has had trouble in the Home Office

I should own up to being a friend of Priti Patel, but it sounds to me as though those officials may not like being given orders by a woman

Telegraph - 23 Nov 2020

The asylum system is close to breaking point

The UK’s asylum system is being overwhelmed.

The Conservative Woman - 23 Nov 2020

Essex lorry deaths: Accused 'watched Netflix as migrants were loaded'

A lorry driver accused over the deaths of 39 migrants has told a court he was watching Netflix as people were allegedly loaded into his trailer

BBC - 20 Nov 2020

Councils overwhelmed by asylum seekers as Home Office moves hundreds into hotels

Councils overwhelmed by asylum seekers as Home Office moves hundreds into hotels

The Telegraph - 20 Nov 2020

Asylum seekers in the EU must be given access to new Covid-19 vaccines, UN says

Asylum-seekers in the EU should have equal access to promising Covid-19 vaccines, the head of the UN's migration agency told the European Parliament

Mail Online - 20 Nov 2020

Fears people traffickers are now using large fishing boats to smuggle migrants into UK as 69 Albanian immigrants are intercepted in vessel in North Sea

Concern is growing that after the clamp-down on migrants crossing the Channel people smugglers are now using large fishing boats as a cover

Mail Online - 20 Nov 2020

Almost 70 Albanians are arrested on board fishing boat to Britain as border chiefs smash massive people-trafficking ring

Nearly 70 illegal migrants were arrested in a dramatic operation as they were smuggled to Britain on a fishing boat.

Mail Online - 19 Nov 2020

Activist lawyers have `undermined´ legal profession´s reputation - Buckland

The Lord Chancellor has said “activist lawyers” have helped undermine the legal profession’s reputation

Press Association - 19 Nov 2020

Poland warns funding row could cause 'a BREAK-UP of the EU' after it teamed up with Hungary to block budget that 'blackmailed countries into accepting migrants'

The two countries blocked the EU's 2021-2027 budget and the recovery plan, worth a combined 1.85 trillion euros (£1.65 trillion)

Mail Online - 19 Nov 2020

Migrant surge stretches Canary Islands

Spain is struggling to cope with thousands of immigrants who are making the perilous sea voyage from Africa to the Canary Islands

The Times - 19 Nov 2020

Medway Council leader says the authority cannot afford to take in any further children seeking asylum who arrive unaccompanied from overseas

A council leader says his authority cannot take on any more asylum-seeking children due to pressures on its children's services budget

Kent Online - 19 Nov 2020

Home Office spending millions putting up migrants in hotels after surge of Channel crossings

The Home Office is spending tens of millions of pounds putting up 10,000 asylum seekers on full board in hotels

The Telegraph - 18 Nov 2020

French police forcibly clear huge Paris migrant camp where more than 2,000 people lived shoulder-to-shoulder in tents under motorway overpass

French police forcibly clear huge Paris migrant camp where more than 2,000 people lived shoulder-to-shoulder in tents under motorway overpass

Mail Online - 18 Nov 2020

Moment crowds of migrants climb fences and chant 'freedom' in protest at conditions inside disused Kent barracks where they are being held awaiting asylum claims

Migrants have protested over living conditions under lockdown at a former military barracks.

Mail Online - 18 Nov 2020

Migrants waiting near Dunkirk to cross the Channel are a hazard to nature, say campaigners

For the past couple of years, Le Puythouck has also been home to groups of migrants, mostly Kurds from Iran and Iraq

The Times - 17 Nov 2020

Essex lorry deaths: Accused claims second phone is for 'girlfriends'

A people-smuggler facing trial over the deaths of 39 migrants has told a jury he had a 'burner' phone to contact his four girlfriends, not smuggling

BBC - 17 Nov 2020

A total capitulation to employers and business. What about the workers?

THE government’s promise to ‘take back control’ of Britain’s borders after Brexit is being broken

Conservative Woman - 16 Nov 2020

Reading stabbing victims' friend is 'more confident' they will get justice after their killer admitted murdering the trio

A friend of three men who were fatally stabbed in a knife rampage in a park has said he feels 'a bit more confident' of justice

Mail Online - 16 Nov 2020

The moment a migrant was loaded into a tanker by French people smuggling gang that got 1,000 people into UK illegally bef

The Pierrefitte connection - as the gang is known - made up to 3 million euros loading people into trucks bound for Britain.

Mail Online - 16 Nov 2020

Nearly 4,000 criminals have dodged deportation and settled in Britain after the Home Office ruled there was no chance of

Nearly 4,000 criminals have dodged deportation and settled in Britain after the Home Office ruled there was no chance of

Mail Online - 16 Nov 2020

Illegal Channel migrants on the run in UK after being put on bail, inspector warns

LARGE numbers of Channel migrants, who should have been returned to France or other countries, are on the run in the UK after absconding

Daily Express - 16 Nov 2020

Deportation of 28 migrants is stopped after lawyers launch last-minute human rights claim

The deportation of 28 migrants was blocked after their lawyers lodged 11th-hour human rights claims, it emerged

Mail Online - 13 Nov 2020

'They should have stopped him': Brother of Reading knife attacker says he told police he was spiralling out of control... as it emerges the murderer was visited by police hours before rampage

A Libyan refugee was facing life behind bars yesterday after dramatically confessing to killing three men in a knife rampage

Mail Online - 13 Nov 2020

Baby among scores dead as migrant boats sink

A six-month-old baby was among the victims of a migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean and a further 74 people drowned in a second sinking

The Times - 13 Nov 2020

Migrant surge could have been prevented, borders chief claims

The surge in Channel migrants could have been prevented if the Home Office had taken tougher action earlier, claimed the chief inspector of borders

The Telegraph - 12 Nov 2020

Priti Patel hails taking back control of immigration for first time in a generation

Britain finally has the power to set its own destiny after historic immigration reforms ending free movement were signed into law yesterday

The Daily Express - 12 Nov 2020

Number of migrants to cross the Channel to the UK in small boats passes 8,000 this year – four times as many who crossed in 2019

The number of migrants who have reached the UK after crossing the Channel in small boats this year has topped 8,000

Mail Online - 12 Nov 2020

Macron alone: where are France’s allies in the fight against Islamism?

In famous words of Martin Luther King: ‘In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.’

The Spectator - 12 Nov 2020

Schengen agreement at risk from Islamic terrorism, warn Europe’s leaders

Border-free movement within the EU will collapse unless the bloc stems the illegal immigration that is allowing Islamists to bring terror to Europe

The Times - 11 Nov 2020

Plunge in foreign-born workers as Covid destroys jobs

The number of foreign-born workers employed in the UK fell by almost 600,000 in the past year as Covid laid waste to the jobs market

The Telegraph - 11 Nov 2020

Canary Islands appeal for help as 2,200 migrants arrive over weekend

The president of the Canary Islands has appealed for urgent help from the Spanish government and the EU after around 2,200 migrants arrived

Guardian - 11 Nov 2020

Nearly 160 migrants attempt to cross Channel to UK

Six boats carrying 159 people have been found by UK authorities as migrants continue to try to cross the English Channel

BBC - 11 Nov 2020

Fifty more migrants land in Britain today after 150 made perilous Channel crossing this weekend as people smugglers took advantage of break in bad weather - taking arrivals total this year to almost 7,900

Fifty more migrants landed in Britain today after 150 crossed the Channel over the weekend as people smugglers took advantage of a break in recent bad

Mail Online - 10 Nov 2020

French police break trafficking ring that ‘sent 1,000 to UK’

A people-smuggling gang believed to have brought between 500 and 1,000 migrants into Britain over the past 12 months has been broken up

The Times - 10 Nov 2020

Facebook and Twitter let Channel smugglers tout crossings

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are among social media companies that have ignored requests to take down pages of people traffickers

The Times - 10 Nov 2020

Migrants brought to UK as six boats intercepted

Eighty migrants in six boats have been intercepted by Border Force officials in the English Channel

BBC - 10 Nov 2020

Social media giants refuse to remove posts used by people-smugglers to arrange Channel crossings

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are refusing to remove posts being used by Channel migrant traffickers to organise record numbers of illegal crossings

The Telegraph - 10 Nov 2020

Manchester Arena bomber's parents are among six people police want to quiz over 2017 terror attack after his father's fingerprints were found in car used by his sons to stash explosives

The parents of the Manchester Arena bomber are among six people sought by detectives for questioning, legal papers have revealed

Mail Online - 9 Nov 2020

Asylum seekers stopped in Deal High Street

A group of suspected asylum seekers was seen with police officers on a Kent town's high street this morning

Kent Online - 9 Nov 2020

Migrant crossings: Eight migrants brought ashore by Border Force

These are thought to be the first crossings in small boats since a family died attempting the journey.

BBC - 9 Nov 2020

More than 1,600 migrants make journey to Canary Islands in small boats

More than 1,600 migrants were observed making the journey to Spain's Canary Islands in small boats over the weekend

Sky News - 9 Nov 2020

Migration Watch: Number of Freed Foreign Criminals Has Doubled Since 2012

The Migration Watch UK analysis found that some 9,400 foreign national offenders (FNOs) are living free in communities across the United Kingdom

Breitbart - 9 Nov 2020

Penally camp in Pembrokeshire used to house asylum seekers putting huge strain on west Wales police

Penally camp has been at the centre of protests since September

ITV - 6 Nov 2020

Smugglers who sailed to Britain on yacht carrying two illegal immigrants are jailed for 30

Two Ukrainian men who smuggled a pair of illegal immigrants into an upmarket seaside town in a yacht were jailed for 30 months each

Mail Online - 6 Nov 2020

Macron calls for strengthening of border controls in EU's Schengen zone following spate of

President Emmanuel Macron today called for a strengthening of border controls in the European Union's Schengen zone following recent Islamist attacks

Mail Online - 6 Nov 2020

As a ‘Briton’ from France, I ask: How could any migrant hate this country?

‘Why is it,’ asked the Foreign Secretary, ‘that some people find it so hard to take pride in this great country of ours?’

Conservative Woman - 6 Nov 2020

EXCLUSIVE: Dramatic moment six migrants trapped in refrigerated truck at Watford Gap services are saved by passer-by who heard their screams

The trucker heard frantic banging coming from inside another locked refrigerated wagon as the six men inside shouted for their lives

Mail Online - 5 Nov 2020

Government votes down bid to help child refugees be reunited with family

Only three Conservative MPs - Mr Loughton, Sir David Amess and Jason McCartney - backed the Dubs amendment

The Independent - 5 Nov 2020

People smugglers who steered two boats of migrants jailed

Two men have been jailed for smuggling themselves and 23 other people across the Channel on two small boats

BBC - 4 Nov 2020

Former Iranian bodybuilder, 38, is jailed for trying to cheat the UK driving theory test THREE times by wearing a secret Bluetooth earpiece and sending a lookalike man in his place

A former Iranian bodybuilder has been jailed after he tried three times to cheat the British driving theory test

Mail Online - 4 Nov 2020

Ex-head of the Royal Navy warns desperate migrants could hijack British passenger ferries from Calais

Admiral Lord Alan West urged the government to ‘carefully consider’ the risk faced by ships travelling the Channel

Portsmouth News - 3 Nov 2020

Asylum seeker hurled boiling water over housemate then stabbed her more than 30 times in bid to avoid being thrown out of Britain

An asylum seeker who stabbed her housemate more than 30 times in a 'frenzied and calculated attack' to avoid being thrown out of Britain has been jail

Mail Online - 3 Nov 2020

The wedding DJ who wants to stop migrant boats

After his work dried up, Jeremy Davis was free to launch himself into his other passion - trying to stop migrant boats

BBC - 2 Nov 2020

This isn’t just economic migration, it's national security

The UK is one of the most generous countries in our global response to genuine refugees

Daily Express - 2 Nov 2020

Smugglers lure migrants to UK with promises of warm welcome

People traffickers are luring would-be Iranian migrants towards Britain with the promise of plentiful high-paying jobs

The Times - 2 Nov 2020

We're relaunching the Brexit Party to fight this cruel and unnecessary lockdown

The House of Lords, the BBC, the way we vote, law and order, immigration. Badly run, wasteful quangos are in abundance

Telegraph - 2 Nov 2020

‘Traffickers are like mafia: they’ll kill you or your family’

The police say that the smuggling gangs often employ migrants as operatives

The Times - 2 Nov 2020


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