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Ex-Welsh secretary Redwood opposed national ID card plans

Image caption John Redwood said he believed any benefit could be “undermined by extensive forgery” Ex-Welsh Secretary John Redwood opposed plans for compulsory national identity cards in the 1990s, newly released documents reveal. In government papers from 1994, Mr Redwood said “any hint” of mandatory ID cards would cause “difficulties with nationalist and devolutionist groups”. […]

No-deal Brexit could put public at risk, warns Met chief

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The UK will leave Europol after Brexit and will not be a member of the European Arrest Warrant scheme The public could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU in March without an official agreement, the UK’s most senior police officer has said. Met Commissioner Cressida Dick […]

Plastic bag fee ‘to double to 10p’ and include every shop

Image copyright PA The 5p fee for plastic carrier bags in England will be doubled to 10p, and extended to all shops, under plans set out by the environment secretary. The change is contained in a government consultation aimed at further reducing the plastic used by consumers and could come into effect in January 2020. […]

Huawei: ‘Deep concerns’ over firm’s role in UK 5G upgrade

Image copyright Reuters The Defence Secretary has reportedly said he has “very deep concerns” about Chinese firm Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK’s mobile network. Gavin Williamson’s comments – reported by the Times – came after some nations restricted use of the firm’s products in 5G networks over security concerns. MI6’s head recently said […]

UK ethnic minority workers face £3.2bn ‘pay penalty’

Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s black and ethnic minority workers face a “pay penalty” and earn less than white colleagues in the same jobs, according to a research group. A report from the Resolution Foundation says overall the 1.6m BAME workers are paid about £3.2bn less than their white counterparts every year. It used data […]

Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecuted Christians’ plight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (centre, front row) are joined by some survivors of Christian persecution Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and how much help they get from the UK. The […]

Huawei: ‘Deep concerns’ over firm’s role in UK 5G upgrade

Image copyright Reuters The Defence Secretary has reportedly said he has “very deep concerns” about Chinese firm Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK’s mobile network. Gavin Williamson’s comments – reported by the Times – came after some nations restricted use of the firm’s products in 5G networks over security concerns. MI6’s head recently said […]

‘Wrong to ignore’ ethnicity of grooming gangs – Javid

Image copyright PA Home Secretary Sajid Javid has defended highlighting the ethnicity of some grooming gangs. The home secretary faced criticism for a tweet earlier this year referring to “sick Asian paedophiles”. But speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today, Mr Javid – who has Pakistani heritage – said that ignoring the ethnicity of abusers gives […]

Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecuted Christians’ plight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (centre, front row) are joined by some survivors of Christian persecution Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and how much help they get from the UK. The […]

Tories accused over Boxing Day ‘rail standstill’

Labour has accused the Tories of overseeing a “rail standstill” on Boxing Day – and pointed out they complained about a lack of trains on the bank holiday while in opposition. Five out of 28 operators are running vastly reduced services on 26 December. Shadow transport minister Andy McDonald said: “The Tory hypocrisy on this […]