The Independent: How David Cameron was the prime mover behind Britain’s hostile environment – and escaped the blame for it

How David Cameron was the prime mover behind Britain’s hostile environment – and escaped the blame for it
It was Theresa May who, as home secretary, declared in 2012 that her aim was to “create, here in Britain, a really hostile environment for illegal immigrants”. It was May’s department that sent out vans with messages telling undocumented migrants to “go home” emblazoned across them.

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The Independent: London bus attack: Arrests made over homophobic attack on lesbian couple

The night bus used to be a place when you end a nice evening out now you get beaten up ..sad

London bus attack: Arrests made over homophobic attack on lesbian couple
Arrests have been made over a homophobic attack on a couple after they refused to kiss while travelling on a London night bus on 30 May, Scotland Yard said.

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The Telegraph: Asian social media craze fuels cruel trade in otters for pets and cafes

Asian social media craze fuels cruel trade in otters for pets and cafes
A social media craze in Japan and Indonesia that promotes keeping otters in cafes or as exotic domestic pets has created a cruel trafficking trade, driving the semi-aquatic creatures to the brink of extinction, say animal rights activists.

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The Independent: Cleaning up after Boris Johnson’s gaffes as foreign secretary was a ‘full-time activity’, Foreign Office minister says

Cleaning up after Boris Johnson’s gaffes as foreign secretary was a ‘full-time activity’, Foreign Office minister says
Clearing up after Boris Johnson’s gaffes as foreign secretary was a “full-time activity”, one of his former ministers has said.

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the guardian: Government policy makes people ill – and the NHS pays the price

Government policy makes people ill – and the NHS pays the price
Poverty and pollution are political choices. Ministers should be accountable for the burden they put on our health system NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has been remarkably successful in prising more money for the health service out of the government, but short-term ministerial thinking about the service and its resources has resulted in an unedifying, dysfunctional scramble for cash in austerity Britain. Finally, though, ideas are emerging that could change all that. Trying to meet

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