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'Act quickly or we will see another asylum seeker tragedy'

25 November 2021
'Act quickly or we will see another asylum seeker tragedy'

Refugee campaigners say the government must act swiftly to halt the number of would-be asylum seekers trying to reach the UK.

Councils ordered to take share of child asylum seekers

23 November 2021
Councils ordered to take share of child asylum seekers

Kent County Council has welcomed the Home Offices order for other authorities to take in unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Farage could be back over Channel crossings

23 November 2021
Farage could be back over Channel crossings

Nigel Farage has not ruled out a return to the political frontline over the issue of spiralling channel crossings.

Covid blamed for failure to publish accounts

23 November 2021
Covid blamed for failure to publish accounts

A local authority has blamed the impact of Covid on its 'resources' for a delay in publishing its annual accounts.

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'It's not clear social care solution is fair'

23 November 2021
'It's not clear social care solution is fair'

A Kent MP was among nearly 70 Tories who did not back the government in a key vote on changes to the adult social care system.

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Send troops to France to solve asylum crisis, says MP

22 November 2021
Send troops to France to solve asylum crisis, says MP

As record numbers of asylum seekers cross the Channel in small boats one Kent MP has called for troops to be sent to France.

MP urges rethink on care costs cap plan

22 November 2021
MP urges rethink on care costs cap plan

The government could face a revolt on its social care reforms in a vote due to be held later today.

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'Other councils must help with child asylum seekers'

22 November 2021
'Other councils must help with child asylum seekers'

A dispersal scheme that sees asylum seeker children transferred into the care of councils across the country is slowing, a councillor has warned.

Second job backlash and select committee clash

19 November 2021
Second job backlash and select committee clash

A Kent MP clashed with a minister over asylum seeker numbers and the sleaze row rumbles on, read what our political editor made of it all.

Former minster 'sleaze' allegations explained

16 November 2021
Former minster 'sleaze' allegations explained

The controversy over MPs' second jobs has focused on what else they have to declare, political editor Paul Francis explains.

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PM cops second jobs backlash at crucial climate summit

12 November 2021
PM cops second jobs backlash at crucial climate summit

The row over MPs' second jobs put the Prime Minister in a tricky position. Our political editor Paul Francis analyses the week in politics.

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The Kent MPs who have second jobs

09 November 2021
The Kent MPs who have second jobs

Thinktanks, rail companies and working as a senior fellow for an American NGO - here are the Kent MPs and their second jobs.

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Bulked up sewage bill backed by MP

09 November 2021
Bulked up sewage bill backed by MP

An MP has backed an amended sewage bill, saying he is now satisfied it goes far enough to tackle dumping.

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Questions over PM's judgement after Paterson scandal

05 November 2021
Questions over PM's judgement after Paterson scandal

Political editor Paul Francis analyses the week in politics that was dominated by a 'sleaze row' and yet another u-turn.

MP defends controversial vote on 'sleaze'

04 November 2021
MP defends controversial vote on 'sleaze'

A Kent MP has defended the vote which rejected a recommendation to suspend a backbench colleague - who has subsequently resigned.

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'Social media will fuel the genocide of my generation'

02 November 2021
'Social media will fuel the genocide of my generation'

The 14-year-old daughter of a Kent MP has spoken out about the danger of self-harm content online.

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Lone children going missing from hotels

02 November 2021
Lone children going missing from hotels

Lone child asylum seekers have been going missing from social services-run hotels in Kent.

'Smart' motorway roll-out could stall over safety doubts

02 November 2021
'Smart' motorway roll-out could stall over safety doubts

A five-year moratorium on smart motorway schemes to allow for a proper assessment of their safety has been suggested and could lead to changes on M20.

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Are 'Prosecco People' the new target voter?

29 October 2021
Are 'Prosecco People' the new target voter?

Political editor Paul Francis analyses the week in politics that was dominated by the Chancellor's budget and promises of a spending splurge.

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Budget preview: The key issues for Kent

27 October 2021
Budget preview: The key issues for Kent

The Chancellor will be opening up that famous budget briefcase today but what could it mean for Kent?

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