Ministers say France WILL get £54m funding from UK for Channel migrant operation

Ministers today insisted France will get £54million of funding for the Channel migrant operation – blaming ‘administrative’ issues for the delay. Despite Priti Patel threatening to withhold the money unless Paris stepped up efforts to limit the flow, security minister Damian Hinds said it will be paid ‘in the coming weeks.  He denied there was … Read more

‘We’ll pull out of Calais’: French general will call off migrant patrols if Britain holds back funds

‘We’ll pull out of Calais’: French general in charge of stopping Channel migrants heading to Britain threatens to withdraw his men if Priti Patel holds back funds Gen. Frantz Tavart threatened to call off nightly patrols over UK funding threat Priti Patel said she would withhold £54m unless France stopped more migrants Mr Tavart said … Read more

Home Secretary Priti Patel picks up £3,200 outfit for a policing event

It’s Priti pricey! Home Secretary Priti Patel picks up £3,200 outfit for a policing event – including a £2,300 navy satin shirt dress from luxury womenswear designer Laura Green and matching £900 navy pillbox hat Priti Patel, 49, wore a £2,300 shirt dress at a policing ceremony in Staffordshire A picture shows her leaving designer Laura Green’s … Read more

Home Secretary Priti Patel picks up £3,200 outfit for a policing event

It’s Priti pricey! Home Secretary Priti Patel picks up £3,200 outfit for a policing event – including a £2,300 navy satin shirt dress from luxury womenswear designer Laura Green and matching £900 navy pillbox hat Priti Patel, 49, wore a £2,300 shirt dress at a policing ceremony in Staffordshire A picture shows her leaving designer Laura Green’s … Read more

Police anger over pay freeze could see officers enforce a ‘go-slow’ on 999 calls

Police anger over pay freeze could see officers enforce a ‘go-slow’ on 999 calls or ditch their guns on VIP duty, their federation warns Police Federation of England and Wales said it had no confidence in Priti Patel  Officers are incensed over other pay increases for other public servants like NHS They are now considering … Read more

UK to hand France £54m extra cash in new deal to help them stop migrants

UK to hand France £54m extra cash in new deal to help them stop migrants leaving their shores as ‘ANOTHER record number of people make the perilous journey today’ UK will hand £54million to French border force to tackle Channel crossings Home Secretary Priti Patel announced new agreement with French counterpart Numbers of French police officers … Read more

Anti-racism protesters chant ‘love football, hate racism’ outside Downing Street

More than 100 protesters chanted ‘love football, hate racism’ and took the knee in front of Downing Street today in solidarity with England football players who were racially abused after the Euro 2020 final. Chants of ‘Black Lives Matter’ also rang out in London as the gathered demonstrators raised their fists and held anti-racism placards aloft, … Read more

Gary Lineker sarcastically lashes MPs who try to win votes by talking about football

‘Freedom of speech for all… except pesky footballers who should know their place’: Gary Lineker sarcastically lashes MPs who try to win votes by talking about football but don’t want players getting involved in politics MP Andrew Rosindell took to Twitter to bash England footballer Tyrone Mings  Mings accused Priti Patel of ‘stoking the fire’ … Read more

Ministers defend Boris Johnson over failure to sack Matt Hancock

Cabinet ministers rally to defend Boris Johnson over his failure to sack Matt Hancock as Jacob Rees-Mogg says loyalty is the PM’s ‘great strength’ and premiers ‘do better’ if they don’t respond ‘all the time’ to ‘political froth’ Priti Patel denied failing to sack Matt Hancock made Boris Johnson look ‘weak’ She said there had … Read more