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Inquiry launched into Channel crossings

MPs have launched in inquiry into incidents of people attempting to illegally enter the UK by crossing the English Channel in small boats, after it emerged that over 1,000 migrants came into the country in this manner over July.

Sunak talks down extending furlough scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has dismissed the idea of extending the furlough scheme beyond October, warning that it cannot “carry on indefinitely”.

Ross named new Scottish Conservatives leader

Moray MP Douglas Ross has been confirmed as the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives, having been the only candidate to put his name forward by the deadline of noon on Wednesday.

Johnson under fire for inaccurate use of statistics

The Office for Statistics Regulation [OSR] has said that prime minister Boris Johnson has inaccurately used statistics to support his claim that child poverty has been reduced during his stint in Number Ten.

Labour figureheads hit out at former leader Jeremy Corbyn as legal cases mount

Members of Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's shadow cabinet have been engaging in fierce criticism of his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of being responsible for a raft of legal cases against the party, the Telegraph reports.

Gove defends £705 million investment in Britain's post-Brexit borders, Leaders Council reports

The announcement of a £705 million funding package to help manage Britain’s post-Brexit borders has been defended by cabinet minister Michael Gove, the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland has reported.

Patel: UK “ready to welcome the best and brightest”

Home secretary Priti Patel has said that the UK is “ready to welcome the best and brightest global talent”, with further details of the government’s post-Brexit immigration plans due to come this week.

Barnier: “Significant divergences” remain in UK-EU trade negotiations

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier has said that there are still “significant divergences” between the UK and EU in talks over a free-trade agreement.

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