Simon Diggins, a former British Army colonel who campaigns on behalf of Afghan translators, said: ‘After the positive, and long-overdue, news that seven of our former Afghan interpreters, resident in UK, would at last be united with their families, it is the cruellest disappointment to hear that five families cannot travel because there is no accommodation here for them; this feels like insult piled on injury. … [Read more...] about Five Afghan translators for UK forces Britain vowed to help are enduring a ‘heartbreaking and shameful’ delay in being reunited with their families after a Home Office blunder
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Even if there is a deal, changes for businesses trading with the EU will be immense. Companies face new paperwork to import or export goods from the bloc, with yet more processes required for certain goods, such as chemicals, alcohol and tobacco. The Kent lorry park will open its gates as the extra paperwork kicks in. Experts have warned that the “just-in-time” production system on which the British car industry relies is unlikely to survive the onslaught of red tape. … [Read more...] about Brexit: can the UK and EU reach a deal before the end of October?
Conferring diplomatic protection on the citizen would ratchet up their status, so that diplomats working on the case would no longer treat it as a consular matter but a formal, legal dispute between Britain and that country, conducted under the rules of international law. … [Read more...] about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Government considers diplomatic protection
The UK Foreign Office, who the family say have failed to provide adequate help, said: “We’re in contact with his family and stand ready to help should he require any further support.” … [Read more...] about Brit dad left homeless in Dubai after being barred from leaving country over rent row
But it said a request for written evidence from MI5 was met with a reply with just 'six lines of text'. The committee said it believed this was 'indicative of the extreme caution amongst the intelligence and security Agencies at the thought that they might have any role in relation to the UK's democratic processes'. … [Read more...] about Bombshell MPs’ report accuses Russia of trying to interfere in Scottish referendum, demands probe into whether it tried to rig Brexit vote and says Britain is failing to combat Putin’s army of oligarchs, hackers, hitmen and paid British agents