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UK government to investigate impact of overseas students

UK government to investigate impact of overseas students

Image copyright Reuters Home Secretary Amber Rudd is launching an investigation into the impact of international students on the UK’s society and economy. It will look at the effect EU and non-EU students have on the UK labour market while they are in the UK. The study is being launched on Thursday, as the UK […]

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. But critics […]

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Brexit: Theresa May says UK leaving EU court’s jurisdiction

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit. As the government published new details of its position, the PM said the UK would “take back control of our laws”. But critics […]

EU citizen detention letters sent in error

EU citizen detention letters sent in error

Image copyright QMUL Image caption Dr Eva Johanna Holmberg said the incident made her “even less likely” to trust politicians in the wake of Brexit The Home Office sent about 100 letters “in error” to EU citizens living in the UK, telling them they were liable for “detention”. The mistake emerged after a Finnish academic, […]

Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Image caption Political and business leaders have gathered at a transport summit in Leeds’ Cloth Hall Court The north of England “needs transport investment now”, the Mayor of Greater Manchester said as northern leaders gather at a transport summit in Leeds. In a tweet, Andy Burnham said: “We are here with one loud, clear and […]

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

Image copyright Getty Images Women-only train carriages could combat the rise in sexual offences on public transport, a Labour MP has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said it would be “worth consulting” on the policy after such crimes doubled in the past five years. However, Labour colleagues have criticised the move as “normalising attacks”. […]

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Media captionTheresa May says “people were pleased” to hear the TMO was being removed The organisation that manages Grenfell Tower is to be stripped of responsibility for the west London estate it is part of, the PM has said. Theresa May said she had a “respectful” meeting with survivors of the fire, which left at […]

Brexit: No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for ECJ after Brexit, say ministers

Brexit: No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for ECJ after Brexit, say ministers

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers will tell the EU it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ to police their relationship. Critics claimed […]

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

Image copyright Getty Images Women-only train carriages could combat the rise in sexual offences on public transport, a Labour MP has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said it would be “worth consulting” on the policy after such crimes doubled in the past five years. However, Labour colleagues have criticised the move as “normalising attacks”. […]

North should ‘take control’ of transport, says Grayling

North should ‘take control’ of transport, says Grayling

Image copyright Transport for Greater Manchester The north of England’s leaders should “take control” of their own transport networks, Chris Grayling has said. Writing in the Yorkshire Post, the transport secretary said: “The success of northern transport depends on the North itself.” The article comes ahead of a transport summit in the region to be […]

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