Coalition argues future Labor government could 'soften' rules on medevac Read moreBut in Indonesia, where more than 13,000 asylum seekers and refugees live in financial hardship and uncertainty, most say they couldn’t get on a boat – even if they wanted to. Thousands of refugees are living that way, in protracted limbo, waiting out a brutally long resettlement process. Not one of the six refugees interviewed for this story said they knew anyone willing to get on a boat. Mozhgan Moarefizadeh, an Iranian refugee and co-founder of the Refugees & Asylum Seekers Information Centre, says hardly anyone sees taking a boat as a viable option anymore. And even if people smugglers are waiting eagerly in the wings, there are significant doubts traffickers could find thousands willing to get on board.
February 16, 2019 22:03 UTC
If the British people reject May’s deal in that second public vote, the UK would in all probability stay in the EU on its current terms. There should also be enough Tories who will see the sense in allowing the public either to sign off on, or reject, May’s deal. But supporters of another referendum say the final piece of the jigsaw will be to get MPs to support another public vote during the extension period. In October an estimated 700,000 people from all over the UK marched peacefully on parliament to demand a second referendum on Brexit. The event was the biggest outpouring of public opposition to government policy since the anti-Iraq-war protest in 2003.
February 16, 2019 22:02 UTC
The embedded official can also pass the details of undocumented migrants to immigration enforcement officers. Migrants’ rights experts warned that the service was the latest example of the government “trying to embed immigration checks in every aspect of life in the UK”. Facebook Twitter Pinterest As home secretary, Theresa May promised to create a ‘hostile environment’ for illegal immigrants. Such checks are a key part of what Theresa May described in 2012 as a “hostile environment” for undocumented migrants. It will push people away from engaging with public services, create fear in our workplaces and heighten vulnerability to exploitation.
February 16, 2019 21:00 UTC
In the period when the acquisition of the former Meghan Markle was depicted as little short of a national triumph, much was written in the British press about her various accomplishments. Meghan, the actress and blogger and charity worker, is also, it emerged, a skilled calligrapher. Body language experts will claim, for instance, to gauge her mental state from Meghan’s deployment of her bump. For the Daily Mirror, Ruth Myers, a handwriting expert, found, in a protractedly unflattering analysis, that the letter exposed Meghan as “emotionally insecure and self-pitying”. Would any of this, it is increasingly asked, have happened if Meghan were not (to use her term) biracial?
February 16, 2019 20:26 UTC
The league talks a very public game about fairness, community, and patriotism, but its moral convictions are bottom-lined based. While the settlement is a win for Kaepernick and Reid, it’s a severe loss for the meaning of sports in America. Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout Read moreWe constantly question the appropriateness of athletes as role models in America. That’s why we need to apply the same intense scrutiny to sports teams and their owners as we do to the individual players like Kaepernick and Reid. In many parts of the midwest and the south, high school football is America.
February 16, 2019 20:03 UTC
The British airline Flybmi has gone bust, cancelling all flights with immediate effect and blaming Brexit as the main cause of its collapse. Flybmi, part of the wider holding company, Airline Investments Limited Group, operated scheduled passenger services to 24 destinations, including Brussels, Milan, Munich and Hamburg using its fleet of 17 Embraer jets. I have heard nothing from Flybmi and I’m going to have to book some flights with another airline. British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) general secretary Brian Strutton said: “The collapse of Flybmi is devastating news for all employees. said: “This is terrible news for Flybmi passengers, who will be seeking urgent advice on what steps to take.
February 16, 2019 19:24 UTC
The former MI6 spy who was poisoned in a botched assassination attempt by Russian agents in Salisbury has suffered a deterioration in his health and is being treated by doctors, The Sunday Times can reveal. Sergei Skripal, 67, who along with his daughter, Yulia, 33, was poisoned with the nerve agent novichok last March, is under medical supervision amid concerns that he is unlikely ever to recover fully from the chemical attack which assaults the nervous system. The former colonel in the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, and his daughter were in a critical condition when they were admitted to Salisbury District Hospital after the attack. The pair staged a miraculous recovery — Yulia was discharged in April last year and her father was released in…
February 16, 2019 18:00 UTC
Paul Farbrace will take the role of sport director at Warwickshire upon returning from the Caribbean next month Getty ImagesPaul Farbrace is leaving his position as England’s assistant coach to take Ashley Giles’ old job in charge of Warwickshire. Farbrace has been an influential backroom figure with the national side over the past five years and was set to play a major role in the forthcoming World Cup and Ashes double header on home soil. But with head coach Trevor Bayliss planning to step down when his contract expires in December, Farbrace faced an uncertain future. He will now take the role of sport director at Edgbaston, which was vacated by Giles when he became managing director of the England men’s team in December. Farbrace, the former Kent and Middlesex wicketkeeper, joined the England set-up under Peter Moores in 2014 and took over as…
February 16, 2019 18:00 UTC
Until now, his most publicised blunder concerned his schoolboy remarks following last year’s chemical weapons attack in Salisbury. Chinese anger apparently focused on Williamson’s announcement last week that Britain would send a Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, to the Pacific region in or around 2021. The expectation, not denied in Whitehall, was that the ship would enter the South China Sea on what the Americans call a “freedom-of-navigation” patrol. Williamson’s clumsiness reflects what seems to be an established predilection on his part for hawkish, even confrontational remarks. Or perhaps he harbours Conservative leadership pretensions and thinks this is the way to get noticed here and in Washington.
February 16, 2019 17:37 UTC
The statistics laid bare by the red-and-black banners were stark: “400,000 dead”; “200 dead each day”;“Shame on Sackler,” read one. Goldin became addicted to OxyContin, she has said, after being prescribed the painkiller for tendonitis in her wrist. Will Smith, playing more mind games than The MatrixFacebook Twitter Pinterest Will Smith: alternative casting. “So I made Wild Wild West.”Leaving aside the suggestion that The Matrix wouldn’t have been allowed to have two black leads, it is a new favourite alternative casting story and I love alternative casting stories. In the immortal words of Keanu Reeves: “Whoa.”• Rebecca Nicholson is an Observer columnist
February 16, 2019 17:30 UTC
Chelsea team news: Eden Hazard should return to the starting XI against Manchester UnitedChelsea will welcome Eden Hazard back to the starting XI for their meeting with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian ace was restricted to a substitute appearance during the Europa League win over Malmo in midweek but should come back into the side for the FA Cup tie. Manager Maurizio Sarri rotated his squad for the trip to Sweden, allowing a number of his key players a rest ahead of the Blues’ busy upcoming schedule. However, the Italian is likely to recall the majority of his first-team stars to face United with his own job hanging in balance.
February 16, 2019 17:26 UTC
David Beckham: The Man Utd legend was at Salford City todayAnd the Manchester United legend appeared to inspire an incredible goal as Dennis Politic scored the opener at Moor Lane from all of 45 yards after only nine minutes. The 18-year-old midfielder capitalised on a poor clearance from Dover Town goalkeeper Mitch Walker before a finish that Beckham would have been proud of. It's a poor clearance from the keeper and Politic shoots from 45 yards and it goes in!!!! Beckham, now 43, bought a 10 per cent stake in the club as United’s Class of 92 became the majority shareholders. Beckham was accompanied by son Romeo at Moor LaneBeckham was recently spotted with United manager Ole Gunnar SolskjaerDavid Beckham was spotted at Salford City's game with Dover Athletic
February 16, 2019 16:41 UTC
FA Cup draw excitement is building as the competition begins to narrow down to the cream of the crop ahead of the quarter-finals. Manchester United and Chelsea must wait for their showpiece fifth-round clash on Monday night, but they have been assigned ball numbers ahead of the draw. Manchester City toppled spirited Newport County in a 4-1 win while Premier League duo Watford and Brighton triumphed over Championship opponents QPR and Derby respectively. Express Sport has rounded up all of the FA Cup fifth round ball numbers ahead of the draw on Monday.
February 16, 2019 16:02 UTC
But, for Thompson, plants are just one of a range of elements that make up her personal style, which mixes contemporary art and surfaces with pieces from the 1970s and beyond. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Conservatory conversion: the light-flooded family room, kitchen and dining area. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Green scene: plants add colour and texture to a space. It functions like an extra room,” Thompson says. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Clean dream: the bath came with the house, but the couple added the shower and Mosaic Del Sur tiles.
February 16, 2019 15:56 UTC