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British Government Willing To Do ‘Whatever It Takes’ To Prevent Migrants From Reaching Shores

The British government is willing to do “whatever it takes” to prevent migrants and asylum seekers from being able to cross the Channel and successfully reach the country’s shores, Dan O’Mahoney, who leads the Home Office’s efforts to deter irregular crossings to the U.K., has suggested.

In a tweet on Sunday, O’Mahoney, who was appointed “clandestine channel threat commander” by Home Secretary Priti Patel in August, said: “I’ll do whatever it takes to stop these crossings. I am targeting every step of the journey to end the viability of the small boats route.”

O’Mahoney’s vow came as The Telegraph reported on a “four-stage plan” that the threat commander is set to roll out over the coming months.

Included in that plan is the possibility of using nets to disable small boats carrying migrants and asylum seekers to the U.K. by clogging up the boats’ propellers.

Overall, the four-stage plan would aim to:

  • Leverage social media to deter migrants and asylum seekers from embarking on the journey to Europe from Africa and the Middle East
  • Reduce the numbers of asylum seekers making their way to the U.K. from northern France
  • Physically bar entry into Britain
  • Introduce reforms to Britain’s immigration system

In a tweet sharing O’Mahoney’s own Twitter statement, the Home Office expanded on how it would make Channel crossings “unviable” by “disrupting criminal gangs across Europe…stopping boats from leaving France…preventing entry to the U.K. with innovative tactics” and “deterring migrants by reforming the asylum system & returning small boats arrivals.”

Speaking with The Telegraph, O’Mahoney said he was collaborating with people “everywhere across government to come up with new tactics” to deter irregular migration to the U.K.

Previously, The Telegraph had reported that among the ideas brainstormed by the British government was the possibility of using wave machines to make it more difficult for asylum seekers and migrants to cross the Channel.

Another proposal reportedly suggested turning old ferries into asylum processing centers.

The bid to deter irregular migration to the U.K. comes amid a rise in the number of migrants and asylum seekers successfully crossing the Channel.

According to the BBC, in the first three weeks of September, at least 1,892 migrants and asylum seekers were able to make the crossing, with the number being higher than the total of those who crossed throughout the entirety of 2019.

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18,000 elderly people have died of COVID-19 in British care homes and now Boris Johnson’s government is being accused of human rights abuse

a man and a woman standing in front of a mirror: Care worker Sarah Cox helps fix care home resident, Patricia Taylor's hair on May 6, 2020 in Borehamwood, England Getty

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Care worker Sarah Cox helps fix care home resident, Patricia Taylor’s hair on May 6, 2020 in Borehamwood, England Getty

  • The death of thousands of COVID-19 in British care homes was a violation of their human rights, according to Amnesty International.
  • The human rights organization has now called for the public inquiry, promised by the government in July, to begin immediately. 
  • The report also raised particular concerns about the inappropriate use of “do not attempt resuscitation” (DNAR) orders issued on a blanket basis in care homes.
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More than 18,000 untested elderly people died of COVID-19 in British care homes in what a damning new report from Amnesty International has described as a violation of their human rights.

Between March and June, over 28,116 “excess deaths” were recorded in care homes in England, with 18,500 of them confirmed to have been from COVID-19, according to the human rights group’s Crisis Response team.

The report. entitled As If Expendable: The UK Government’s Failure to Protect Older People in Care Homes during the COVID-19 Pandemic, found that many of the deaths were “entirely avoidable.”

Amnesty International, the world’s leading human rights group,  has called for the public inquiry promised by the government in July to begin immediately in a move that would compel the government to release confidential records and documents. 

Ministers, including Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, would also be required to testify under oath and attempt to justify their actions, which Amnesty International has called “shockingly irresponsible.” 

Until March 13, two days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic, Public Health England had said that “there is no need to do anything differently in any care setting at present.”

Four days later, the government ordered the discharge of 25,000 hospital patients into care homes and reiterated the instruction at the beginning of March despite the WHO confirming the existence of pre-symptomatic cases on the very same day. 

The Amnesty report also raised particular concerns about the inappropriate use of “do not attempt resuscitation” (DNAR) orders issued to care managers who were told to add the instruction to residents’ files as a blanket approach.

Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Adviser and author of the report, told Business Insider: “The DNAR orders have not been revised since they were imposed and we are calling for the government’s Department of Health and Social Care to immediately investigate the issue and every single case individually. 

“It is imperative that lessons are learned so that the same mistakes are not repeated, and that those responsible for such disastrous decisions are held accountable.”

Care home residents were often denied access to NHS services they were entitled to, the report found. Staff and relatives told Amnesty that sending residents to hospital was heavily discouraged or outright refused, “violating their right to health and potentially their right to life, as well as their right to non-discrimination,” according to the report.


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Congressman asks British government to strip Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of titles if they don’t stop commenting on U.S. election

A Missouri congressman has formally asked the British government to stop the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from interfering in the presidential election.

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Rep. Jason Smith, a Missouri Republican, sent a letter Friday to the British government arguing that the couple’s comments urging Americans to vote and to “reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity” constitute a “serious breach of the British Royal Family’s policy of political neutrality and an inappropriate act of domestic interference by one of our closest allies.”


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“It is my view, the titles and privileges they retain by permission of Her Majesty the Queen, given with the advice and consent of her government, prevent the Duke and Duchess from separating comments made in a personal capacity from their official position within the British Royal Family,” Smith wrote in a letter addressed to Karen Pierce, the British Ambassador to the United States. “By allowing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to retain their titles, and these political comments to continue, the British Government is effectively condoning interference in the 2020 United States Presidential Election from officials at the highest level of the British establishment.”

Smith closed his letter by requesting that the British government ensure Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “no longer attempt to interfere” in the 2020 election or be “stripped of all titles, styles, and privileges which they currently retain.”

The couple released a video marking the release of the Time 100 list, in which Prince Harry urged Americans to “reject hate speech, misinformation, and online negativity” as the election approaches. Markle called the 2020 election the “most important election of our lifetime.”

The president was asked about the comments at a press briefing in September. He said he was “no fan” of Markle and added, “I wish a lot of luck to Harry because he’s going to need it.”

Piers Morgan, an English broadcaster, called the video “completely unacceptable” and said the comments were “ effectively telling Americans to vote against President Trump.”

Morgan wrote that the royals had “crossed a massive line which should now have serious consequences for the couple who specialize in wanting their royal cake and the freedom to eat it.”

Corey Lewandowski, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, said that the couple had “made Britain great again by leaving” and hopes “they do the same for” the U.S.

The former actress has been heavily involved in “get-out-the vote” campaigns since returning to the U.S. She cold-called voters with activist Gloria Steinem and revealed in a discussion with Steinem that Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate made her “so excited.”

In August, she participated in an event with When All Women Vote, an

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Ashley Banjo Says Diversity Ofcom Complaints Are Evidence Of A Deeper Issue In British Society

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Diversity troupe leader Ashley Banjo has said the controversy surrounding the group’s recent performance on Britain’s Got Talent, which reflected on the events of 2020, is indicative of a deeper issue in British society.

In the first semi-final show of this year’s BGT, Diversity returned to the stage to put on a powerful performance looking back at key moments in the year, including scenes alluding to the coronavirus pandemic, the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing global protests against police brutality.

While the routine won widespread praise at the time, it also led to more than 24,000 complaints being made to Ofcom, which the media regulator eventually dismissed.

Reflecting on the performance in a new interview with GQ Hype, Ashley admitted he was surprised at how much the Black Lives Matter-inspired section of the routine ended up being focussed on.

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Asked about “that Diversity BLM performance”, Ashley explained: “I’m proud for it to be [called that], but it’s really interesting how you coined it our ‘BLM performance’, because it wasn’t.

“What I find the most incredible thing about all of this is that the Black Lives Matter element of the routine is the part that stuck with people, which, like I said, I can’t reiterate enough how much I’m proud of.

“But the performance itself was supposed to be a roundup of everything that we felt in the year; a summary of the things that have affected us… it was an idea of unity, the idea of hope. And obviously, as part of that routine, it would be impossible to ignore how much the Black Lives Matter movement, the idea of racism coming to the forefront of global attention, is present. It’s here and it’s right now.

“So in our summary of the year, it was impossible for me not to reflect upon it.”

a group of people standing on a stage: Ashley and his fellow Diversity performers taking a knee during their routine

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Ashley and his fellow Diversity performers taking a knee during their routine

Insisting he always had the full support of ITV, Ashley continued: “I said to them on the phone that week before, ‘This is what I think I’m going to do’. And they were great with it. That’s really important. They didn’t say anything until we turned up on the day. We turned up and we rehearsed.

“I think it was a bit of a shock for everybody [there]. Everyone was like, ‘Wow, this is where you’re going’. But as much as it was a shock, I don’t think as many people have ever taken me aside individually. The first run-through in rehearsal, people said they either were in tears or that it connected with them. That for me was so important.”

The Diversity performer was also asked whether he thought the complaints were a symptom of a “significant problem with British culture”.

“I think a significant problem is an idea of perspective, right?” Ashley said. “I feel like, to some people, there is a massively

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British Parliament Vs. United States Congress

Political science has a relationship in the study of law. Many of the weapons used by criminals are already illegal. A prohibition in opposition to retroactive (ex submit facto) legal legal guidelines guarantees people know the legal guidelines earlier than the government prosecutes them for a given action. As Hitler and his Nazi party grew in energy, the “Regulation on Firearms and Ammunition” was enacted.

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