Teenagers blame parents for 'poisoned legacy' of Brexit and unaffordable housing, study says

A majority of youngsters feel that their parents have left them a poisoned legacy through Brexit and an unaffordable housing market, a new survey found. Only 14 per cent of 16 to 18 year-olds now feel confident about their future since the UK voted to leave the EU, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer – a long running survey into ...

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London's NHS, construction and technology sectors hugely reliant on EU migrants

London’s NHS, construction, and technology sectors are hugely reliant on immigrants from the European Union and will require a special transitional period to avoid damage, a new report has warned. The London Assembly’s economic committee found that a quarter of construction workers in London were EU born, while a third of London’s tech workers were EU nationals. Meanwhile, around one ...

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'Exceptional' student due to graduate in three months has deportation order lifted at 11th hour

A university student who faced being deported to Sri Lanka has had the order halted hours before she was due to board a plane. Shiromini Satkunarajah, who is studying electrical engineering at Bangor University, North Wales, faced being sent to her country of birth with her mother Roshina on Tuesday morning. The student, who has lived in the UK since ...

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Councillor apologises for Nazi salute during council debate

A councillor has “apologised unreservedly” after making a Nazi salute during a council debate. Jonny Morris, a Labour councillor in Plymouth, directed the salute towards opposing members during a debate on the rise of council tax. Speaking to the BBC after the debate, Councillor Morris said he was “very angry at the closing down of debate”. He apologised after other ...

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbeater speaks of 'new reality'

The sister of MP Jo Cox has spoken of the effect her murder has had on their family. The 41-year-old was shot and stabbed to death in Birstall, West Yorkshire on 16 June. Her killer Thomas Mair, 53, was jailed for life in November after being found guilty. In her first in-depth interview since her older sister was killed, Kim ...

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Garden Bridge Trust cleared of financial irregularities

The trust behind plans to build a garden bridge across the River Thames in London has been cleared of any financial irregularities by the Charity Commission. The regulator rejected a complaint from London MP Kate Hoey relating to concerns about the trust’s spending. But the Charity Commission found the Garden Bridge Trust had “sound financial processes” and the award of ...

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'Shocking' standards found at Featherstone prison

Violence against staff has increased at a prison subject to riots last summer, an inspection report has said. Chief inspector of prisons, Peter Clarke, said there had been a “shocking worsening in standards” at HMP Featherstone, near Wolverhampton. The unannounced October inspection was held two months after inmates started fires during a week-long disturbance at the prison. The decline is ...

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Labour MPs Slam Shami Chakrabarti For Blaming Copeland Defeat On New Labour 'Neglect'

Labour MPs have slammed claims by Shami Chakrabarti that the Copeland by-election defeat was due to party “neglect” of its heartlands. Backbenchers used a meeting of the weekly Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) in the Commons on Monday night to criticise the Shadow Attorney General for blaming previous leaders for the loss to the Tories. MPs ridiculed Baroness Chakrabarti’s refusal on the ...

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Michael Gove Blames TV Interview For Anti-'Experts' Comment Despite Later Comparing Them To Nazis

Michael Gove has blamed a “high intensity” live TV interview for claiming “people in this country have had enough of experts” ahead of the EU referendum – despite making similar remarks in less hostile circumstances days later. The Tory MP and ex-Cabinet minister was speaking to Newsnight as Nobel prize-winning geneticist Sir Paul Nurse told the programme Gove’s attack risked ...

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Government looks for new spending cuts of up to 6%

Government departments have been told to find spending cuts of up to 6% as part of plans to save £3.5bn by 2020. Ahead of next week’s Budget, the Treasury announced Whitehall would begin coming up with ways to contribute to its “efficiency review”. It said the NHS and core schools budgets would not be included, with savings found by councils ...

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