Rebuttals and clarifications
There has been significant coverage in the media of comments made by Lord Hague in the Daily Telegraph calling for the decriminalisation of cannabis. The Home Office has been clear that there is strong scientific and medical evidence that cannabis …
In the media today there is coverage of a new app the Home Office is developing to support EU citizens who apply for settled status.
An article written by the Guardian titled “Windrush generation fear hotline will be used for data gathering” - is highly misleading. As the Home Secretary made absolutely clear in her statement to MPs in the House of Commons on Monday …
There have been repeated false claims in the media today that the £40m funding underpinning the new Serious Violence Strategy will be “top-sliced”from policing budgets.
The headline to an Independent article today – ‘Grenfell Tower survivors could be deported within days as immigration amnesty expires’ – is highly misleading.
The Mail on Sunday has today published a front-page story (‘The UK Border Farce’, 31 December 2017) claiming that unpaid volunteers are set to become the “first line of defence against terrorists, people smugglers and organised crime gangs at hundreds of vulnerable air …
An article in the Times today (Red faces at Home Office after ‘black’ passport turns blue) incorrectly implies that the Home Office has misled the public about the colour of the new passport.
Victoria Atkins, the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, has responded to claims that the Metropolitan Police would invest more into addressing knife crime if it were given more resources.
Today’s front page of the Mirror claims the government has “secretly slashed” police budgets by £413 million. This is inaccurate.