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Europe’s far right surfs immigration wave

Last week there were two unconnected events in Europe but, almost certainly, they will impact on each other. In the waters off the southern Italian coast, nearly 400 migrants lost their lives trying to reach Europe. In a minor by-election in Brignoles, a south-eastern town in France, the far-right Front...
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Foreigners face charge to access NHS

Non-EU nationals who come to the UK for more than six months could be charged at least £200 a year to access NHS treatment, it will be announced later. The charge – an attempt to crack down on so-called “health tourism” – will be on top of visa charges, officials...
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How has immigration changed Britain?

He is answering the criticisms made not just by the white British residents but a significant number of the city’s large Asian community, who complain that eastern Europeans simply don’t integrate. Sounds like America but, in fact, this is the UK – Peterborough, to be precise. I’ve been filming in...
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Leading music college loses border licence

A music college whose former pupils include Leona Lewis and Goldie has had its licence to sponsor non-EU students revoked by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). International students on diploma courses at Point Blank Music School in north London must find a new sponsor for their studies or leave the...
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Immigration: Labour got things “wrong”

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says “lessons should be learnt” on EU immigration. Speaking to Susannah Reid on the Andrew Marr Show, Yvette Cooper said that Labour made a mistake by not introducing transitional controls or bringing in the points system earlier. She added that the government should work at...
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Guilty verdicts for £20m fake marriage scam

Members of a north London solicitor’s firm face jail for their part in a £20m fake marriage scam. Solicitor Tevfick Souleiman, immigration advisers Cenk Guclu, and Furrah Kosimov, were found guilty of conspiracy to breach immigration law. Souleiman, from Hatfield, and Guclu, from Enfield, were also found guilty at the...
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