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Brexit is happening: let’s make it a socialist one

We’re leaving the EU one way or another – that much is certain. But it’s far better for students and the UK as a whole if we leave under a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn. Parliament is in deadlock. No deal has a majority against it and a second referendum would waste time and…

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Windrush fiasco causes Commonwealth tension

Controversy over the Home Office’s treatment of the “Windrush Generation” has continued, overshadowing the meeting of Commonwealth leaders in London this week. The controversy arose when members of the so-called “Windrush Generation” (named after one of the first boats that brought many migrants to the UK) were denied jobs, access to the NHS and were…

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Home office wrongly deported 48,000 students, rules tribunal

The Home Secretary wrongly deported 48,000 students and 70% of those affected are of Indian origin according to a tribunal. The scandal began with a BBC Panorama programme in 2014, which investigated the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) that was run by ETS from an East London school. Panorama’s revelation was the catalyst…

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Government blunders over 71,000 expired student visas

The government has admitted Home Office staff have lost track of over 71,000 people who had their student visa expire in 2015. Currently most international students apply for a Tier 4 visa before studying in the UK and there is no limit on the number of student visas that can be issued. The figures were…

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Non-EU students to be forced to leave UK after graduation

Non-EU international students will be forced to leave the UK following the completion of their degree under new plans announced by Theresa May, the home secretary, this week. The home secretary will also introduce new rules preventing foreign students from working, even part time, whilst completing their studies. The Home Office has described the introduction…

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