• 26 Apr 2018

    The Hungarian capital looks as splendid as ever. The tourists are here en masse. But behind the alluring facade there is trouble. The European Parliament today accused the Hungary’s ruling Fidez Party of systematically undermining the rule of law, democracy and minority rights at home. The Hungarian Foreign Minister shot back: all lies. Mind your…

  • 26 Apr 2018

    Many of the first post war migrants to arrive in Britain were ex serviceman who fought in the Second World War. But as the Windrush scandal upsets one generation born under British rule – it may be encouraging apathy amongst their grand children.

  • 26 Apr 2018

    We invited a government spokesman onto the programme. Having said yes they turned us down saying that no one in the government was giving any interviews to the foreign media at this time. Andras Lederer from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a Human Rights and rule of law watchdog, that receives money from the Soros Foundation…

  • 26 Apr 2018

    Knife crime is up. Firearms offences are up. And the number of burglaries have soared. New official statistics show that across England and Wales there’s been a worrying rise in police recorded violence – even though a separate survey says the overall level of crime has remained broadly stable. Labour have accused the Conservatives of…

  • 25 Apr 2018

    One of those criticised by Len McCluskey is the Labour MP Neil Coyle.

  • 25 Apr 2018

    A senior union leader has attacked Labour critics of Jeremy Corbyn, accusing them of trying to portray the party as a hotbed of anti-Semitism and bullying. MPs singled out by Len McCluskey have hit back, claiming he was undermining Mr Corbyn’s efforts to tackle the issue and smooth over relations with the Jewish community. Party…

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Stephen Doughty, a Labour member of the Home Affairs Commitee, Vince McBean, chairman of the West Indian Association of Service Personnel, and Sally Daghlian, CEO of Praxis, a charity that works with vulnerable migrants, discuss the Windrush controversy.

  • 25 Apr 2018

    The Windrush scandal dominated proceedings in Westminster today, with Home Secretary Amber Rudd coming under more pressure to resign. Jeremy Corbyn demanded the government rethink what he called its “cruel” immigration policy and get rid of “bogus” targets. Ms Rudd told MPs she bitterly regretted her failure to grasp the scale of the scandal sooner.…

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Amber Rudd: I should have seen Windrush issue coming months ago

    Yvette Cooper spluttered with incomprehension that the Home Office hadn’t made a point of looking urgently into cases of people who had been “wrongfully incarcerated” by the state. You had a sense of the Home Secretary struggling to keep up with public and political demands for urgent action.

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Media reports claimed a “government analysis” had linked specific Twitter accounts to the Kremlin – and highlighted two “bot” accounts in particular. But people who run these accounts have both denied it, and even appeared on camera to prove they are real people. So what’s caused the confusion?

  • 24 Apr 2018

    ‘Painless’ procedure for EU citizens in UK using app – but only if you have an Android phone

    The presentation that followed included a walkthrough of the app which the government hopes will make registering a wish to stay in the UK a straightforward and painless experience for EU citizens. It is an Android app and so not compatible with Apple technology. I’m told the officials said that if you only have an iPhone you could borrow another device from a friend.

  • 23 Apr 2018

    In the Commons, the Home Secretary defended the government’s immigration policy, but admitted its impact had been “unintended and sometimes devastating”. Labour’s Diane Abbott said she blamed Amber Rudd personally for the Windrush scandal, declaring that she had allowed it to happen.

  • 23 Apr 2018

    Tory Brexit truce falters

    The message from some Brexiteers is that Mrs May shouldn’t assume their support in all circumstances. They have the numbers to bring down the government, the argument runs, and they would do just that if they thought Brexit was being watered down beyond recognition.

  • 22 Apr 2018

    The Home Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to resign over her department’s treatment of the Windrush generation. The Justice Secretary David Gauke said he felt shame over their treatment – but insisted although there were failures in implementation – the government’s central policy on immigration was right. But his former cabinet colleague Baroness Warsi…

  • 21 Apr 2018

    Some may now get compensation – but still the stories of injustice visited on the Windrush generation keep emerging, like Joe Robinson, who arrived here from Jamaica at the age of six. When he went back there for the first time, to celebrate his 50th birthday, he was told he had no proof to return…