Immigration and asylum

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Thousands of asylum seekers could be housed in vessels under UK plans
Rishi Sunak confirms two more barges will house 1,000 people, as sources say discussions about more vessels are taking place

Pippa Crerar, Aletha Adu and Rajeev Syal

05, Jun, 2023 @6:32 PM

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Rish! as prime minister makes 2017’s Maybot sound like advanced AI | John Crace
We were promised the tech bro who could feel our pain, but Rishi Sunak merely inflicts it

John Crace

05, Jun, 2023 @5:20 PM

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Lawyers, not politicians, will decide what should held back from Covid inquiry, MPs told – as it happened
Cabinet Office minister gives ‘absolute assurance’ ministers will not be involved in deeming what it irrelevant

Andrew Sparrow

05, Jun, 2023 @5:19 PM

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Sunak seeks to regain migration initiative during Dover visit
PM will outline what he views as progress on issue amid pressure from backbench Tory MPs

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

04, Jun, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Home Office faces legal claims over seizure of asylum seekers’ phones
UK surveillance watchdog informed large group of asylum seekers of their right to bring a case at tribunal

Harry Davies

04, Jun, 2023 @12:47 PM

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‘Lives put at risk’ by UK’s failure to fast-track Sudanese asylum claims
Refugee charities are calling on the British government to speed up family reunion visas as fighting continues around Khartoum

Miranda Bryant

04, Jun, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The EU pays Africa’s brutal militias to lock up migrants. Britain wants to follow suit | Kenan Malik
Torture, rape and death are the results of a policy to keep desperate people away from Europe

Kenan Malik

04, Jun, 2023 @5:31 AM

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Gary Lineker: ‘Match of the Day saga was surreal … I just want compassion’
Reflecting on his BBC ‘furore’, the presenter opens up to Sid Lowe about refugees, tweeting politics and Alan Shearer making him cry in a taxi

Sid Lowe in Rome

03, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Home Office could forcibly separate non-cohabiting couple before their wedding
Youssef Mikhaiel is at risk of forced removal to Egypt before he marries Sarah Bradley

Diane Taylor

02, Jun, 2023 @1:13 PM

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British universities can no longer financially depend on foreign students. They must reform to survive | Simon Jenkins
With spiralling deficits and little prospect of government support, higher education’s only long-term hope lies in radical change, says the Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

02, Jun, 2023 @10:58 AM

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Non-EU workers outnumber EU ones in various UK sectors in post-Brexit shift
Exclusive: Analysis shows shift towards non-EU and British workers in sectors which once relied on EU workforce

Carmen Aguilar García

01, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Public spending on asylum system quadruples under Tories, data shows
Spending rise from £550m in 2012 to £2.1bn in 2021, as Sunak prepares to discuss issue with other European leaders

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

31, May, 2023 @9:30 PM

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