Boris Johnson’s real scandal: Brexit 13/07/2022
Not before time, Boris Johnson has resigned as leader of the UK’s Conservative Party. The Guardian reports that Johnson’s leadership “toppled under a wave of sleaze allegations and failure to tell the truth.” But his real scandal lies elsewhere — with Brexit.
Significant housing and staffing problems in the tourism sector across the strath are the result of 10 years of hostile environment policy, MP Drew Hendry insists. / He has been meeting with local operators to discuss their plight, and has spoken this week about the difficulties tourism companies now face after Brexit.
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns 28/06/2022
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns.
A former top Rwanda diplomat forced into exile has attacked government claims that his country is safe to receive refugees from the UK – likening it to “a detention camp”.
Boris Johnson wrong to use Brexit to justify ‘morally delinquent’ Rwanda plan, says senior Tory 19/04/2022
‘We are better than this – or at least, we used to be’, says David Davis.
“Take Back Control meant Keep Them Out”: Alf Dubs on how Brexit “poisoned” the UK refugee response 17/03/2022
The Labour peer, who escaped to Britain as a child, condemns the “farce” of the UK’s visa rules for fleeing Ukrainians.
Brexit and Government hostility combine to make ‘bizarre and cruel’ system for Ukraine refugees, lawyer says 10/03/2022
Leading human rights barrister Usha Sood has condemned hostility to immigrants and Home Office bureaucracy for failing the most vulnerable victims of the Russian invasion.
The government’s attack on the Human Rights Act is a betrayal of those Conservatives who helped create it.
Letter from detainees urges MPs not to back nationality and borders bill to be debated in parliament this week.
Former Brexit secretary David Davis says Priti Patel’s plans could foster a situation similar to notorious US detention camp.
Hastings RNLI lifeboat crew ‘blocked from going out to sea’ by people angry at them rescuing refugees 30/11/2021
The RNLI has confirmed an incident took place following claims Hastings RNLI lifeboat crew were blocked from going out to sea by people angry at them for rescuing refugees in the Channel.
France will not be ‘hostages to British domestic politics’, says interior minister.
The Dublin Regulation meant that anyone who had set foot in another EU country first could be returned to that country, but this law no longer stands. Those who make the crossing know it will be difficult for Britain to return them to France.
UNHCR: UK asylum bill would break international law, damaging refugees and global co-operation 23/09/2021
As it stands, the UK Nationality and Borders Bill would penalise most refugees seeking asylum in the country via damaging and unjustified penalties, creating an asylum model that undermines established international refugee protection rules and practices, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said Wednesday.
“Everyone here is saying to me that because of Brexit it is much easier to find safety in the UK,” one refugee said.
Outside EU, people can no longer be returned to other European countries under legislation known as Dublin regulation.
Listen to Nigel Farage and he'll tell you the biggest problem in Dover is a swarm of immigrants, flooding its beaches. / But the number of people crossing the English Channel in small boats is relatively small. / Meanwhile, the UK haulage industry has been brought to its knees by a driver shortage induced by Brexit and coronavirus.
Torture survivors and lone children stuck in Greece and Italy after Home Office ‘deliberately’ ends cooperation on family reunions. / “Before Brexit, there was a clear process for children to join their families in the UK, but since then the government has failed to communicate effectively with European authorities,” said Bethany Gardiner-Smith.
Stephen Delahunty reports on a lawsuit being brought before for the courts to consider the legality of the UK-Morocco Association Agreement
Priti Patel accused of breaking Geneva Convention with plans to deny asylum rights to refugees crossing Channel [2 mins] 24/03/2021
Home secretary admits she is yet to secure ‘safe legal routes’ promised as alternative to harsh measures.
Refugees face risk of deportation under Priti Patel’s ‘cruel’ asylum overhaul, charities warn 24/03/2021
Plans to deny automatic right to asylum to refugees arriving in UK via unauthorised routes spark alarm.
Since 1 January 2021 people seeking asylum in Europe, be they adults or children, have been far less likely to reunite with their family in the UK.
Government Suffers Fourth Defeat On Post-Brexit Child Refugees' Rights – But Still Won't Budge 21/10/2020
"The only winners if we remove legal routes to safety for refugee children trying to reach family here are the criminals and the traffickers," says Lord Dubs.