For the sake of the UK send Boris to the long grass – Owen Jones Guardian columnist

Brexit is the most important point in our postwar history, and our foreign secretary commands no respect in Europe. Enough is enough Please, Theresa May, for the sake of our country’s future, sack Boris Johnson. His continued presence as foreign secretary is a national humiliation. The influence of a leftwing Guardian columnist over the prime …

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No ‘constructive ambiguity’. Labour will avoid Brexit cliff edge for UK economy by Keir Starmer

We need a transitional Brexit deal that provides maximum certainty and stability. Labour will deliver it. If we are to deliver a deal that protects jobs and the economy, we must be clear about the hard choices that need to be made.Constructive ambiguity – David Davis’s description of the government’s approach – can only take …

Ex-legal chief attacks Theresa May’s ‘foolish’ claim on European court of justice by Jamie Doward of The Guardian

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has been thrown into new doubt as a former head of the government’s legal services ridicules the prime minister’s claim that the UK can break free of all European laws while continuing to reap the economic benefits of the EU’s single market.Sir Paul Jenkins, who was the government’s most senior legal …

Home Office used charity data map to deport rough sleepers – Mark Townsend of The Guardian

The Home Office secretly acquired sensitive data, showing the nationality of people sleeping rough on the streets, in order to remove them from Britain, the Observer can reveal.A chain of emails sent by senior Home Office immigration officials show how they used information that was designed to protect rough sleepers to target vulnerable individuals for …

Labour sets out its stall as party of ‘soft Brexit’ in single market policy shift by Rachel Roberts The Independent

Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has attempted to position Labour as the party of "soft Brexit" AFP/GettyLabour is to announce it supports continued membership of the single market when the UK leaves the EU in a major policy shift over Brexit.Tomorrow will see the party set out its stall as the party of “soft …

UK Supreme Court judge insists government must provide legal

President of the UK’s Supreme Court, David Neuberger, says the government needs to spell out how British courts should interpret rulings from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit.Currently Britain must abide by ECJ judgments but Prime Minister, Theresa May’s government has said that Britain will leave its jurisdiction after Brexit.Britain has begun the …

How expensive are UK immigration applications and is this a problem? By Colin Yeo

The cost of making an immigration or nationality application has risen extremely steeply in recent years. Annual increases of 20% or 25% per year are now standard, bringing the current cost of an application for Indefinite Leave to Remain in 2017 to £2,297.The actual cost of processing such an application is £252, so the Home …

UK Home Office announces crucial changes to Family Immigration Rules by Andrew Nyamayro

THE Home Office has published a Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules which was presented to Parliament on 20 July 2017.  The purpose of the statement is to make changes to the family Immigration Rules following the decision of the Supreme Court in the Case of MM (Lebanon) v SSHD [2017] UKSC 10.The case of …

Minimum income threshold for UK visas under fire – Economic Times

Campaigners have threatened a legal challenge against the UK government for failing to act on the Supreme Court's ruling to prevent hardship on children as a result of minimum income requirements for its citizens to bring in their foreign spouses from countries like India. British citizens must earn more than 18,600 pounds a year before …

New Home Office Policy Guidance for British Nationality By Chris Desira

The Home Office today collection of guidance documents used by UK Visas and Immigration when deciding applications for British nationality. These documents are an essential read for anyone intending to go through this process. These applications attract exorbitant Home Office fees and some pre-application research may go some way to avoiding the financial hit of a …

UK criminal check plan for EU citizens is sticking point in Brexit talks

British demands to carry out criminal records checks on every EU citizen seeking "settled status" in the U.K. after Brexit have proved a major sticking point in talks with Brussels, according to individuals familiar with the negotiations. | Juan Mabromata/AFP via Getty ImagesUK criminal check plan for EU citizens is sticking point in Brexit talksBrussels …

When will a foreign adoption be recognised in common law for immigration purposes? By Nick Nason

In W v SSHD[2017] EWHC 1733 (Fam) (07 July 2017) a married couple resident in the UK on a Tier 2 visa attempted to bring their 2-year-old adoptive son, V, to join them from Nigeria.The application they made for him to enter as a Points Based System dependent was rejected after the Secretary of State …

CILEx inaugurates new President

  13 July 2017 Millicent Grant, Vice-President of CILExThe Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has inaugurated Millicent ‘Millie’ Grant today as its 54th President. A Chartered Legal Executive for almost 40 years, Millie, inspired by her barrister uncle who came to the UK from Jamaica, entered the profession as a legal secretary in the …

Bexit, Yes Prime Minister 

An office. There is a knock on the door. Sir Humphrey Come in. Minister I’m told I can find the new permanent secretary of the new Brexit ministry in here. Sir Humphrey Indeed you can. Sir Humphrey Appleby at your service. Minister I’m the new minister. Sir Humphrey Which one? Minister Which one? Sir Humphrey …

Small print of repeal bill creates unprecedented new powers for Brexit ministers – Ian Dunt

On the face of it, the repeal bill addresses many of the concerns of its critics. But once you dig in a little further, the full scale of the executive power grab becomes clear. There has never been a piece of legislation like this in modern British history. We have never handed the government so …

Chi Onwurah MP: ‘British, not Nigerian’ BY REUBEN ABATI

Chi Onwurah, the Member of Parliament representing Newcastle Central in the UK House of Commons and my former colleague at the State House, Molara Wood, met recently at the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing award ceremony. When Molara informed Chi that her re-election along with six others had caused so much excitement in Nigeria …

Confusing Stormzy and Lukaku? Using the N-word? This is not trivial. This matters by Kehinde Andrews

I must admit that my first reaction to seeing that the Irish Herald had mistakenly used a picture of Stormzy on its back page announcing Manchester United had signed Romelu Lukaku was laughter. In contrast, I hope that not many people were laughing when the Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris was caught saying that no …