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United Kingdom

2019

05

Feb

British army authorised killing of unarmed civilians

The British army allowed its soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians in Iraq and Afganistan, a report by the London-based Middle East Eye news website has revealed. The report’s author, Ian Cobain, interviewed several former British army soldiers, who confirmed they were given orders to shoot at civilians suspected of surveilling them. This was permitted under […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Aljazeera

17

Jan

UKIP leader joins Marine Le Pen’s far-right EU group

The head of British eurosceptic party UKIP and two more of its MEPs have joined a European parliamentary group led by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s National Rally. Previously the UKIP delegation to the Strasbourg parliament under former leader Nigel Farage had been a member of the populist Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Local

03

Jan

Sajid Javid calls in Royal Navy over migrants in Channel

Sajid Javid has called in the Royal Navy to help deal with migrants crossing the English Channel. The home secretary, who has been under political pressure to deal with the crisis, made a formal request for military assistance on Wednesday evening. Gavin Williamson, the defence secretary, immediately responded by despatching HMS Mersey, an offshore patrol […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , Financial Times

03

Jan

Britain continued seeking arms deals with Saudi Arabia in weeks after Khashoggi was murdered

The British government pursued arms deals with Saudi Arabia in the weeks after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even as it publicly condemned the murder. Khashoggi was killed by Saudi officials inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, prompting global condemnation and calls for a re-evaluation of ties with the Kingdom. As […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sabah , Independent

2018

28

Dec

Home Office tried to remove second migrant over Christmas period

The Home Office attempted to remove from the UK a second vulnerable migrant over the Christmas period, the Guardian has learned. The 29-year-old woman, believed to be a victim of trafficking, was scheduled for removal by the Home Office on Boxing Day despite officials accepting she is at high risk of suicide. Her removal was […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

25

Dec

Congolese asylum seeker faces forced removal from UK

A Congolese asylum seeker who has been tortured by his government is facing forced removal from the UK to his home country on Christmas Day. Otis Bolamu, 38, was imprisoned and tortured by government agents in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a result of his opposition to the government of Joseph Kabila. Elections have […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

05

Dec

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over its anti-Muslim fixation

Nigel Farage has quit Ukip after 25 years, saying the party he led to its greatest election successes was now unrecognisable because of the “fixation” with the anti-Muslim policies of its leader, Gerard Batten. Farage, who took Ukip to third place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

12

Nov

Banned Iceland palm oil Christmas ad ‘too political’

A Christmas advert highlighting the impact of palm oil on the environment will not be shown after it was deemed “too political”. Deeside-based food firm Iceland wanted to use a Greenpeace animation telling the story of rainforest destruction and the impact on the orangutan. But it was not approved by Clearcast, the body which assesses adverts […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC

09

Nov

Mariana Mazzucato says application refused and Italian passport kept by Home Office

The London-based international economist Mariana Mazzucato has said her application for permanent residency in the UK was turned down, prompting renewed anger about the government’s immigration policy. Mazzucato, the founding director of University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and the author of several influential books on the economy, was born in Italy […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

09

Nov

20 yıldır İngiltere’de yaşayan profesörün daimi ikamet başvurusu reddedildi

Londra’da yaşayan ve uluslararası tanınırlığı olan iktisatçı Mariana Mazzucato’nun, Birleşik Krallık’a yaptığı daimi ikamet başvurusunun reddedilmesi hükümetin göçmen politikası hakkında yeniden öfkeye yol açtı. College London Üniversitesi’nde İnovasyon ve Kamu Amaçları Enstitüsü’nün kurucu direktörü ve ekonomi üzerine çeşitli etkili kitapların yazarı olan Mazzucato İtalya’da doğdu ancak 20 yıl İngiltere’de yaşadı. 2017’de daimi ikamet başvurusunda bulundu […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian