BRITAIN’S much-anticipated post-Brexit immigration policy will be unveiled within weeks after Theresa May ordered new Home Secretary Sajid Javid to speed up the plans. His predecessor Amber Rudd triggered alarm among Brexiteers by repeatedly delayed publication of the new immigration proposals - and officials said they wouldn’t be ready until the autumn. But No10 said the Prime Minister has now intervened to ensure Mr Javid publishes an immigration White Paper before the summer recess in July. One official told Politico that the publication of the plans will be a “massive moment” for Mrs May’s premiership. The PM ordered Mr Javid to make the immigration proposals his top priority when he replaced Ms Rudd last month. A senior government source told The Sun: “She said we need to get it sooner rather than later. MOST READ IN POLITICSHASH HUSH Drugs Minister banned from talking about pot because husband runs cannabis farm DRESSing down Bosses to be … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s post-Brexit immigration policy set to be unveiled after ordering Sajid Javid to speed up plans
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMegan Twohey and Scott Shane Feb. 19, 2017 A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his own discussion of sanctions with the Russian ambassador. But the proposal, a peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, remains, along with those pushing it: Michael D. Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer, who delivered the document; Felix H. Sater, a business associate who helped Mr. Trump scout deals in Russia; and a Ukrainian lawmaker trying to rise in a political opposition movement shaped in part by Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. At a time when Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia, and the people … [Read more...] about A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia, Courtesy of Trump Associates
The final remnants of the Central American caravan began to disappear in Tijuana Friday after the last group of asylum seekers entered the United States.Volunteers and migrants who plan to stay in Mexico slowly dismantled tents and canopies, picked up trash, folded blankets and swept dirt from the ground they slept on since arriving to the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday.As the last members of the caravan entered the U.S. – about 70 of a total of 228 – some said goodbye to loved ones. Those staying behind include people who need more legal help before crossing into the U.S. and those who have already been deported and have slim changes of asylum.Mario Mejia, 34, of El Salvador, said farewell to his wife. The couple planned to claim asylum together, but lawyers told Mejia his case for asylum is weak.Mejia was deported from the U.S. five times between 2010 and 2013 after getting caught crossing the border illegally in the Arizona desert."The last time I was deported I spent a year … [Read more...] about A day of good-byes and clean up after the last caravan members enter the U.S.
WASHINGTON -- The president is getting closer to a decision on how the U.S. will respond to the apparent chemical weapons attack against civilians in Syria. After meeting with senior military leaders, President Trump canceled a weekend trip to South America to remain at the White House as the U.S., Britain and France draw up plans for a high-stakes airstrike against Syria. A year ago, the U.S. launched cruise missiles in retaliation for Syria's use of chemical weapons. That strike was followed by an explicit warning from the secretary of defense not to do it again. "I just want to say very clearly, that if they use chemical weapons, they are going to pay a very, very stiff price," said Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In that last strike, 59 cruise missiles hit an airfield, but it was back in operation within days. Next time, says Ret. Navy Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, the targets are likely to be more valuable. "Could be either Syrian Ministry of Defense headquarters or potentially an … [Read more...] about U.S., allies draw up plans for high-stakes strike against Syria
A controversial shake-up of hospital services will go before a full judicial review after NHS campaigners won the right to pursue a legal challenge. Hopes have been raised that the changes to services in Calderdale and Huddersfield could be halted after a hearing at the High Court in Leeds.The plan would see Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) knocked down and replaced with a smaller site. A&E services would be centralised in Halifax under the proposals, which have raised safety fears over longer journey times to hospital.There were cheers in court as His Honour Judge Gosnell ruled in favour of a judicial review on five out of eight grounds put forward by the campaigners.Jenni Richards QC, acting on their behalf, argued that a Full Business Case report drawn up by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust was flawed and did not properly take into account the safety concerns raised during a public consultation.Among the fears raised were extended journey times to A&E and … [Read more...] about Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS shake-up plan to face judicial review