Supporters celebrate as #Stansted15 avoid jail time
Activists arrested after chaining themselves to a deportation flight are likely to receive suspended sentences and community service
- Activists were arrested under anti-terrorism legislation after disrupting a deportation flight in March 2017
- The defendants attracted the support of civil liberties campaigners and critics of UK Government immigration policy
- The Stansted 15 have called for their convictions to be quashed in a public statement
‘He simply wouldn’t be able to understand’: Grandparents caring for autistic teenager threatened with deportation to Iran
The Home Office is attempting to deport an elderly couple to Iran, despite having built a life in the UK for over 40 years and acting as co-parents to a grandchild requiring care
May yields to opposition on £65 settled status fee, in only Brexit concession
May offers minimal changes to Brexit deal that she says will not be voted on again until February
PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has abandoned her government's plan to force millions of EU citizens to pay £65 to apply for "settled status" after Britain leaves the EU, following a campaign of opposition including from the Scottish Government.
Scottish Parliament hears calls for more to be done to protect the vulnerable from Home Office immigration law
Holyrood’s justice sub-committee on policing told that more people’s immigration status will become insecure after Brexit
SCOTLAND must “maximise all the opportunities we can get” to protect people subject to immigration law, due to the Home Office’s poor record in assessing vulnerability, a representative of the Scottish Refugee Council has told MSPs.
Analysis: Can ending freedom of movement save May's Brexit?
Theresa May argues the success of her deal is the exit from free movement, even as public concern over immigration decreases sharply
THE major boast made by Prime Minister Theresa May as she attempts to drive through her Brexit deal is that she has achieved a key demand from Leave campaigners in 2016 - leaving the EU's free movement regime.
Scotland most pro-migration country in UK, poll finds
Two-thirds of Scots would accept movement of workers between the EU and UK if it was necessary to secure a post-Brexit trade deal
A NEW poll has shown that Scots have the most favourable attitude towards migration in the UK, with 44 per cent agreeing that migrants had a positive impact compared to 30 per cent who disagreed.
The Survation poll on behalf of Channel 4 asked people in every part of the UK “do you believe immigration has had a positive or negative impact on Britain?”
Amnesty International: UK Government must “change tack” after apologising to just 18 members of the Windrush generation
The human rights organisation has questioned whether the Home Office has “a realistic grasp on all the people it has wrongly detained and removed”
A FORMAL APOLOGY from the UK Government to a mere 18 members of the Windrush generation who are believed to have been wrongfully removed or detained has been met with concern from Amnesty International, which has described the government’s approach as narrowly focused and “worrying”.
'What happened at the bank had nothing to do with my nationality': former jailed banker Kweku Adoboli on his fight against imminent deportation
Facing the possibility that his deportation could begin at any moment, the former banker at UBS jailed in 2012 for fraud talks to CommonSpace about the motivations behind the ‘hostile environment’ policy and how our society is driven by ‘extractive capitalism’
KWEKU ADOBOLI, the former banker at UBS who was convicted in 2012 for fraud, could potentially be picked up at any moment and transported to a detention centre ahead of his potential deportation to Ghana, the nation of his birth.