New immigration policy on DNA evidence By Colin Yeo

Good, clear new policy on DNA evidence in immigration cases from the Home Office following the scandal last year: The Home Office cannot require that DNA evidence is provided as part of an immigration application. This is reflected in the fact that the department has no specific statutory power to require DNA evidence. Officials can …

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Home Office cannot make second deportation decision absent change of circumstances By Colin Yeo

In the case of Harverye v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 2848, Lord Justice Irwin in the Court of Appeal held that where an appeal against deportation is allowed, the Home Office cannot make a second decision to deport unless there has been a change of circumstances. It is not …

Labour suspends MP found guilty of speeding lies by Rajeev SyalWed

Fiona Onasanya urged to resign after colluding with brother to avoid speeding points Fiona Onasanya urged to resign after colluding with brother to avoid speeding points A Labour MP has been suspended and urged to resign from parliament by her party after being found guilty of repeatedly lying to avoid a speeding ticket. Fiona Onasanya, …

The resignation letter of Defense Secretary Mattis

"My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security prosperity and values, and we …

UK Police arrest 4 Nigerian stowaways aboard a cargo ship

Four stowaways from Nigeria have been arrested in the United Kingdom after special forces stormed a cargo ship off the country’s coast. The stowaways, who are suspected migrants had reportedly threatened staff on-board.   Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives from Sabre Squadron fast-roped from helicopters on to the ship, which had been sailing in the …

More MPs should live in council housing. It’s not meant to be a poor ghetto by Owen Jones

Britain’s acute housing crisis has been allowed to get ever worse, in part because the wrong targets are persistently scapegoated for it. Migrants are a long-running target, of course; those deemed to be undeserving benefit claimants, such as teenagers mothers, are another traditional favourite. On one level, there is a perversely ingenious strategy at play. …

White and male UK judiciary ‘from another planet’, says Lady Hale by Owen Bowcott

Supreme court president wants to see more progress in diversity of senior benches The judiciary needs to be more diverse so that the public feel those on the bench are genuinely “our judges” rather than “beings from another planet”, the president of the supreme court has said. In an interview to mark the centenary of …

Guilty until proven innocent in Nigeria by Nigerian writer and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

This article ackles the culture of naming, shaming and public parading of suspects in Nigeria before taking them to court. A few years ago, the Nigerian police paraded a gang of male armed robbers headed by a woman in front of journalists, and photos of these seven alleged criminals who had terrorised a part of …

Badeh was killed by expert marksmen, associate insists by Unini Chioma

Editorial That’s silly talk. Badeh was dead man walking after his charge of crimes against the Nigerian state by privatising state funds earmarked for fight against insurgents. If he was found guilty, he would have wished he was killed instead. There is zero interest in his physical elimination. He was killed by fellow thieves who …

Go home’ to Ghana. Well, why not? Michaela Coel

What do you say when asked where you’re ‘from, from’? Acting in Black Earth Rising made me reconsider my ideas of identity and belonging ‘On second thoughts, I’m privileged enough to have seen a selfish silver lining in the ‘go home’ vans.’ Photograph: Home Office/PA In June I lost my ability to smell. I have …