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British citizens would get an "NHS health card" allowing them free medical treatment under a Ukip plan that would block foreign nationals from free care. Non-Britons would require private medical insurance unless a post-Brexit UK had done a reciprocal deal with their government, the right-wing party pledged in a new…
The Government is facing a High Court challenge over its definition of "torture" in relation to immigration detainees. Medical Justice, a charity which helps people in detention, claims current policy is "narrow and exclusionary" and could harm vulnerable people who have suffered torture. The charity was given the go-ahead for…
Full disclosure has been called for over the conduct of officials during the Windrush scandal, amid warnings against the civil service "closing ranks to protect its own". Tory peer Baroness Finn of Swansea, a former special adviser in David Cameron's government, said the report by Sir Alex Allan of advice…
Britain's treatment of immigrants means it is no better than human rights abusers, a former minister has warned. Labour's David Lammy said the country's moral authority is "in the gutter" as he criticised the Home Office for detaining and imprisoning thousands of people every year, adding survivors of torture and…
Survivors who were abused as children after being sent abroad under state-backed programmes are suing the Government for compensation. Thousands of Britons, many in care or from poor families, were sent abroad to countries including Australia and New Zealand in the post-Second World War years partly to save on care…
A watchdog has called on the Home Office to examine why planned removals of detained immigrant families "routinely" fail. Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke recommended the step as he revealed that nearly four in five groups of adults and children placed in one facility were ultimately released, rather than…
Dozens of school friends joined two teenager brothers to hand in an 85,000-signature petition to the Home Office to prevent their deportation to Pakistan. Somer Umeed Bakhsh, 15, and his brother Areeb, 13, have lived in Glasgow with their parents Maqsood and Parveen since their family fled Pakistan in 2012…
A Windrush migrant who died while trying to prove his British citizenship was described as a "shadow of himself" by his lawyer. Dexter Bristol collapsed in the street and died of heart failure while caught up in the immigration scandal. His immigration lawyer, Jacqueline McKenzie (pictured), said his battle to…
Jeremy Corbyn has called for an end to the privatisation of asylum and refugee accommodation as he met asylum seekers in Glasgow. The Labour leader met with a family fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, a teenage girl fom Mauritius and a human trafficking victim from Vietnam to hear about their…
As many as 164 members of the Windrush generation may have been wrongly removed, detained or stopped at the border, an official review suggests. The number includes 18 long-term UK residents who are to receive a formal apology from the Home Secretary after analysis by his department uncovered evidence suggesting…
The ID registration system for EU citizens in the UK after Brexit should also be rolled out to British citizens to avoid another Windrush scandal, a think tank has suggested. Extending the documentation programme for the 3.6 million Europeans living here to everyone else is among a sweeping overhaul of…
UK ministers are being urged to provide "more generous" assistance for Syrian refugees in England after researchers found those who had been resettled in Scotland were better supported and happier. Experts from Glasgow University compared the treatment of Syrian refugees aged between 18 and 32 in the Lebanon, Greece and…
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