UK Government announce plans for new points-based immigration system

Boris Johnson has unveiled plans for a new Australian style, points-based immigration system, which he hopes to enforce from January next year.

Johnson hopes that the new system will be implemented after the transition period ends, on January the 1st 2021.
The Conservative Party had pledged to end freedom of movement, and to tighten up immigration as part of their 2019 General Election manifesto.
Freedom of movement with the European Union is set to end on December the 31st 2020, by which stage, the Government aim to have passed the new immigration bill.
Under the new plans, EU citizens will no longer be allowed to move to the UK to live and work, unless they have enough points.  This would mean that low skilled workers would no longer be allowed to resettle in the UK.
EU and non EU citizens planning to move to the UK will have to meet the following requirements as a minimum and will have to have at least 70 points...
Have a job offer from an approved sponsor, such as an employer clea…

Did Jeremy Corbyn really call the Prime Minister a 'stupid woman?'

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been forced to deny that he used the term 'stupid woman' during a heated debate in the House of Commons yesterday.

It had appeared to many watching footage of the opposition leader, that he had used the term when they looked at footage which had been posted online.  However, Corbyn has denied using the term, and insists that he used the term 'stupid people.'

In the video below, you can judge for yourself...

Many news outlets claim that their lip readers have confirmed that he did use the term 'stupid woman' while some lip readers have taken to twitter claiming that the opposite is true.

Prime Minister Theresa May said "I think that everybody in this house, particularly in this 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, should be aiming to encourage women to come into this Chamber ... and should therefore use appropriate language."

Corbyn was asked to return to the house to apologise, but instead took the opport…

3,500 troops on standby in Britain for no deal Brexit

Cabinet Ministers have agreed to put 3,500 troops on standby to deal with any disruption caused by a no deal Brexit.

The Government has instructed departments to make the planning for a no deal a priority.  It has been confirmed that letters of advice on how to deal with this outcome will be sent to businesses throughout the UK.

A spokesperson for UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the Cabinet have "agreed that delivering the deal that the prime minister agreed with Brussels remains the government’s top priority and our best no-deal mitigation."

The spokesperson confirmed that it was the Government's "continued duty to prepare for every eventuality, including a no-deal situation."

He added, "Cabinet agreed that with just over three months from our exit from the EU, we have now reached the point where we need to ramp up these preparations. This means we will now set in motion the remaining elements of our no-deal plans. Cabinet also agreed to recommend bus…

UK Government prepares for no deal Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has met with her cabinet this morning to discuss the possibility that the UK could be heading for a no deal Brexit, and to discuss the way forward should her deal be voted down in Parliament.

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the vote on the Prime Minister's deal would not go ahead until at least the 14th of January - just 8 weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union.

Mrs May confirmed in Parliament yesterday that it is not her intention to delay or cancel Brexit and indicated that if her deal was voted down that the government would be prepared to leave without a deal.

It was also confirmed yesterday that £2.2 billion has now been made available to government departments in order to prepare for the event of a no deal scenario.

Today's cabinet meeting will be the last one before the New Year.

Justice Secretary David Gauke is said to have been furious at the possibility of a no deal Brexit, and told his fellow MPs today "The responsib…