Extreme’ cost to taxpayer as Jamaica deportation flights leave ‘virtually empty’

Government deportation flights to Jamaica have been operating with only a handful of people onboard, newly-released figures show. The Home Office statistics disclose that 140 people with criminal convictions were deported on six flights between 2016 and 2021. Some of the chartered aircraft have left ‘virtually empty’ at ‘extreme’ cost to British taxpayers, one prominent community leaderContinue reading “Extreme’ cost to taxpayer as Jamaica deportation flights leave ‘virtually empty’”

95 DIED IN ASYLUM SEEKER ACCOMMODATION IN FIVE YEARS AMID FEARS HOME OFFICE DOWNPLAYED TOLL

Ninety-five people have died in asylum accommodation since April 2016, almost double the figure recently admitted by the government and comes amid fears the Home Office has deliberately downplayed the death toll. The data also reveals a stark increase in the number of deaths of those housed under asylum support provisions, such as in hotels,Continue reading “95 DIED IN ASYLUM SEEKER ACCOMMODATION IN FIVE YEARS AMID FEARS HOME OFFICE DOWNPLAYED TOLL”

Far-right groups in UK target hotels housing Afghan refugees

The evacuation of thousands of Afghan refugees to the UK after Kabul fell to the Taliban has triggered an increase in far-right groups targeting hotels where they are being accommodated, according to those monitoring the activities of extremist groups. Britain First is one of the most prominent organisations involved and, according to its own website,Continue reading “Far-right groups in UK target hotels housing Afghan refugees”

Asylum accommodation deaths ‘twice as high’ as Home Office admitted

Ninety-five people have died in asylum accommodation since April 2016, almost double the figure recently admitted by the government, raising suspicions the Home Office has deliberately downplayed the death toll. And the data reveals that in the past two years there has been a particularly sharp increase in the number of deaths of those housed under asylumContinue reading “Asylum accommodation deaths ‘twice as high’ as Home Office admitted”

Glasgow acting student Timothy Chiwaula ‘a young man of warmth’ as tributes paid following tragic death

A Glasgow acting student who has tragically lost his life has been described as ‘a young man of warmth and great potential.’ Tributes have been paid to Timothy Chiwaula after police this morning confirmed the body of the 23-year-old was discovered in the water next to Glasgow Green. A huge search had been sparked for Timothy, a popularContinue reading “Glasgow acting student Timothy Chiwaula ‘a young man of warmth’ as tributes paid following tragic death”

Tributes to ‘kindest boy’ after body pulled from water at Glasgow Green

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to “the kindest boy with a gold heart” after Timothy Chiwaula’s body was pulled from water near Glasgow Green. A frantic search had been launched for the 23-year-old acting student after he vanished from the city’s Old Shettleston Road area at around 8.45pm on Monday, October 11. At around 4am on Friday,Continue reading “Tributes to ‘kindest boy’ after body pulled from water at Glasgow Green”

HGV shortage: No parking spaces, fines for breaks and how life on the road is turning drivers away from UK

HGV drivers have warned the UK’s supply chain crisis will not be eased until facilities and working conditions catch up with the rest of Europe. There are multiple factors that have contributed to the shortage, some unique to the UK and others not.© Provided by The i Service Stations © Provided by The i Drivers told i they areContinue reading “HGV shortage: No parking spaces, fines for breaks and how life on the road is turning drivers away from UK”

Social care in crisis as stressed and angry workers demand: ‘End this nightmare’

Social care is facing the worst workforce disaster in living memory as exhausted and underpaid carers quit the profession in their tens of thousands. A catastrophic cocktail of low wages, staff burnout, mandatory Covid jabs and post-Brexit immigration rules has brought the industry looking after our old and vulnerable to its knees. But today theContinue reading “Social care in crisis as stressed and angry workers demand: ‘End this nightmare’”

Father of alleged jihadi suspected of killing Sir David Amess had himself faced Islamist threats

The father of the alleged jihadist being held on suspicion of murdering Sir David Amess had himself received death threats from Islamist terrorists, The Telegraph can reveal. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, was continuing to be questioned on Sunday night in connection with the frenzied knife attack on the Tory MP, which is being treated as anContinue reading “Father of alleged jihadi suspected of killing Sir David Amess had himself faced Islamist threats”

Whether freedom of speech or fairness to migrants, some principles are sacred

‘Why is hypocrisy so odious?” asked the political theorist Judith Shklar almost half a century ago. Hypocrisy, she argued, is a necessity, a recognition that we are human and imperfect and that we cannot but transgress. The calling out of hypocrisy, Shklar observed, can often be more socially corrosive than the hypocrisy being called out. There is,Continue reading “Whether freedom of speech or fairness to migrants, some principles are sacred”