The Home Office has been forced to reassure businesses they will not be required to screen their EU employees after Brexit, after the immigration minister suggested they would need to impose “rigorous checks”. On Thursday, Sajid Javid also said businesses would not be expected to do “anything different than they do today” just 24 hours Caroline Nokes told a committee of MPs they would need to check the eligibility of EU workers. It came after small firms expressed “deep concern” about the claims made by Ms Nokes earlier this week, with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warning companies would struggle to cope with the "additional burden". The U-turn is likely to prove deeply embarrassing... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid forced to reassure businesses after immigration minister’s blunder on EU workers
MEDICAL cannabis is now legal in Britain. Here's what we know about the government decision to allow marijuana for medical purposes. Is medical cannabis legal in the UK? On November 1, 2018 medical cannabis became available to patients in the UK on NHS prescription. The drug will be available to patients across England, Wales and Scotland, after the Government faced mounting pressure from campaigners. Several high-profile cases thrust the debate into the limelight, after two young epilepsy sufferers were denied the supposed healing benefits of cannabis oil, said to help control seizures. In the past, cannabis has been classed as a schedule one drug, meaning that it was thought to have no real therapeutic value. The legal low-concentrate CBD oil is said to be beneficial for treating a number of complaints as well as promoting sleep, boosting appetite and reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. CBD cannabis oil is a substance extracted from the cannabis plant by … [Read more...] about Is medical cannabis legal in the UK, when did the review end and what has Sajid Javid said?
Lost the plod POLICE need more funding. But just as crucially they need new orders to get back to basics. Crime is soaring. And Home Secretary Sajid Javid is right to press for an urgent injection of cash. There can be little doubt cuts have now gone too far. But there is a policy crisis which top cop Sara Thornton was refreshingly candid about yesterday — though it is incredible the head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council needed to spell it out: That cops should be catching violent thugs and burglars instead of wasting time on NON-crimes. Too many senior officers, distracted by Twitter and Facebook, believe their role is to patrol our behaviour and online exchanges rather than our streets. They are in thrall to mobs of offence-seeking social media snowflakes. Serious crimes that actually wreck lives are ignored as too time-consuming. But meanwhile years of police work ARE devoted to investigating sex abuse claims against dead men in the hope of bringing … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid is right to press for an urgent cash boost for cops as crime soars
31 October 2018 • 5:16pm The Government lacks leadership and vision when it comes to tackling crime I was in the audience today as Home Secretary Sajid Javid told a conference of police leaders: “Public safety is the number one priority of the Government”. It doesn’t feel like it from where I sit. Crime – whether traditional, like vehicle crime, or new crime enabled by the internet and connected devices – is rising. It’s also changing. Offences exist now, in volumes of thousands or tens of thousands, that weren’t even possible 10 to 20 years ago. And many crimes are now massively complex, in terms of the methods of the criminals behind them, the effect on the victim, and the needs of the investigation. At the same... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per … [Read more...] about We police are at crisis point, and Sajid Javid’s solutions are disappointingly sub-optimal
Sajid Javid today promised to make it easier for police to use stop and search as he called for a sweeping overhaul of crime-fighting methods. The Home Secretary said he would “be looking at ways to reduce bureaucracy and increase efficiency” in the deployment of the tactic as part of a raft of changes to improve the police’s ability to tackle a “worrying rise” in serious violent offending. Mr Javid’s pledge follows the publication of official figures last week showing that fewer stop and searches were carried out in London in the past year, despite the rise in stabbings and other violent street crime. The number of arrests following searches was also down, even though the Met’s success rate when carrying out such checks is higher than the national average. Mr Javid has already urged police not to be afraid to use the tactic — signalling a change of tone from previous Home Office edicts In a speech to police chiefs in London today … [Read more...] about Home Secretary Sajid Javid: Stop and Search works