One in three jihadi terrorists convicted on plotting attacks on British soil were able to slip into the UK after training abroad, The Telegraph can disclose. In figures which highlight worrying lapses in Britain’s border security, analysis shows that 27 of the 77 Islamist extremists convicted of plotting against the UK in the past 16 years travelled in and out of the country with ease.
An overwhelming majority of the British public think Britain is getting ‘bad value for money’ from being inside the EU, a Daily Mail poll reveals. Voters would prefer the net £8.5billion which the UK is forced to hand over to Brussels ever year to be spent on the NHS instead.
ANGER over American interference in the EU referendum campaign intensified when eight former US Treasury chiefs urged Britons not to vote to cut ties with Brussels. In a joint letter, the senior figures in both the Democrat and Republican parties warned that quitting the EU was “risky”.
Barack Obama is due to arrive in London on Thursday to enter the debate about Britain’s future in Europe, amid fresh warnings that leaving the European Union would jeopardise the special relationship with the United States.
EUROPE’S autocratic elite attempted to sweep the result of the Dutch referendum under the carpet today by “airbrushing” out public feeling and railroading through visa-free travel for 45 million Ukrainians. In a breathtaking act, the unelected European Commission announced it will push through the controversial deal, despite being rejected by two-thirds of Dutch voters earlier this month.
AN AUSTRALIAN politician has made a passionate case for Britain to quit the EU – as he claimed asking the UK to remain tied to Brussels is “too great a request to ask of our friends”. Senator James Paterson yesterday told the country’s upper house Britain leaving the EU on June 23 would make it “more prosperous, free and secure”.
David Cameron has been forced onto the defensive over his controversial plan to force every school in the country to become an academy, following a sustained attack from Jeremy Corbyn and growing opposition from his own backbenchers. Mr Corbyn used his weekly Parliamentary joust with the Prime Minister to condemn Tory plans for the mass reorganisation of schools in England.
A primary school head has penned a heartfelt resignation letter blasting the government’s ‘factory farming’ approach to education and forced academy plans. Kit Messenger announced she was stepping down after four years as head of Manor Field Primary School in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, in an emotional resignation letter to school governors.
Patients will be told to see pharmacists and therapists rather than GPs under major reforms for crisis-hit surgeries. NHS bosses also plan to recruit thousands of paramedics, science graduates and nurses to free up doctors to treat the most seriously ill. The proposals are part of a rescue package for surgeries struggling to cope with soaring levels of migration, the ageing population and an exodus of retiring GPs.
Millions of patients will be seen by pharmacists, therapists and medical assistants instead of GPs in an effort to save the NHS from collapse. Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, warns that the health service will fail without a £2.4 billion rescue package for the “fraying” GP system. Patients will be encouraged to diagnose illnesses online, GPs will be offered bonuses of £20,000 to work in unpopular parts of the country and 500 foreign doctors will be hired in the biggest overhaul of general practice for half a century.
Patients will be urged to “self-manage” conditions on the internet and see nurses and pharmacists instead of doctors as part of a major shake-up of GP practices announced today. NHS England laid out a five-year plan to put general practice “back on its feet”, with an extra £2.4 billion a year in funding by the end of the decade.