UK leads final push to make polio history

The UK is leading the final global push to eliminate polio around the world for good, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today (Friday, 4 August 2017). Polio was wiped out in the UK in the 1980s and there are more than 100,000 British survivors today. Globally, the wild poliovirus...
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Young Brits to make German connections via UKGC

Boris Johnson and Sigmar Gabriel have signed off on a doubling of funding for UK-German Connection (UKGC), which means an increasing the number of places available on the scheme. The funding increase, to around £230,000 and matched by the German government, will expand the scheme’s work in bringing together children and teachers...
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BREXIT AND THE CENTRE- by Tony Blair

This was on any basis an extraordinary election, unique in recent British political experience and with major political consequence. The country is deeply divided: between young and old; metropolitan and outside the cities; better off and worse off. And the country is suffering from the state of its politics. This...
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Bill Gates warns that Germany’s open door policy to migrants will overwhelm Europe

Bill Gates has warned that European leaders risk deepening the migrant crisis by being too generous to those arriving on the continent. The Microsoft founder said countries such as Germany will not be able to handle the ‘huge’ numbers of migrants waiting to leave Africa and find a better life overseas. Instead, the 61-year-old...
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Latest UK Immigration Figures- May 2017

Net long-term international migration was estimated to be +248,000 in 2016, down 84,000 from 2015 (statistically significant); immigration was estimated to be 588,000 and emigration 339,000. The net migration change was driven by a statistically significant increase in emigration up 40,000 from 2015, mainly EU citizens (117,000, up 31,000 from...
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Priti Patel urges City of London to become global financial centre for developing countries

International Development Secretary Priti Patel today opened the London Stock Exchange and announced a new partnership which will help generate much needed business investment in developing countries to help them stand on their own two feet. Speaking at the launch of the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) first-ever ‘Companies to Inspire...
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