Labour MPs warn government over Windrush review | UK news

Politicians have warned the government not to water down a review into the Windrush scandal after claims that a section of a pending report that branded the Home Office “institutionally racist” was removed. The Times newspaper reported sources saying the phrase “institutionally racist” was included in an earlier draft of the Windrush review, led by … Read more Labour MPs warn government over Windrush review | UK news

Environment and animal rights activists being referred to Prevent programme | UK news

Environmental and animal rights activists have been referred to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation programme, the Home Office has admitted. Responding to a freedom of information request, the Home Office provided a breakdown of reasons behind referrals of individuals to its Channel programme, an arm of Prevent, for “other types of radicalisation.’’ Environmental and animal rights … Read more Environment and animal rights activists being referred to Prevent programme | UK news

Immigration rules post-Brexit could fuel modern slavery, say charities | UK news

The proposed closure of UK borders to low-skilled workers after Brexit risks driving vulnerable EU citizens into modern slavery, charities have said. They warned the ban will lead to a boom in a black market for low-paid workers that will be exploited by criminals and lead to coercion and abuse. The charities say it will … Read more Immigration rules post-Brexit could fuel modern slavery, say charities | UK news

Priti Patel gets ‘storm’ warning over senior civil servant clashes | Politics

A former chief civil servant at the Home Office has warned that the department is in the grip of a number of “tropical storms” amid reports of clashes between Priti Patel and her chief mandarin. Sir David Normington, a former permanent secretary who served under five ministers at the Home Office, also warned that the … Read more Priti Patel gets ‘storm’ warning over senior civil servant clashes | Politics

Weirdos, misfits and why I had to check my dog’s horoscope | UK news

Monday Dominic Cummings’s programme to recruit more “weirdos” and “misfits” into No 10 got off to a cracking start with the appointment of “Mystic” Andrew Sabisky, the self-styled superforecaster. Just weeks after Sabisky started work, several newspapers did a cursory trawl of his social media posts and discovered that he had a tendresse for racial … Read more Weirdos, misfits and why I had to check my dog’s horoscope | UK news