LETTERS: No fears for 'real' refugees

From Ms Ann Widdecombe

Catch 8a

PHILIP Leach of Liberty is no doubt correct in referring to Article 8a of the EC Treaty as providing "every EU citizen with the right to move and reside freely within member states" (Letters, 24 September).

Positive immigration policy:LETTER

From Mr Bruno Waterfield

Letter: Not all gloom and doom

THE FIRST part of Eric Hobsbawm's survey of 'The Short 20th Century' (Sunday Review, 9 October) communicated gloom and pessimism as the barbarities, irrationality and mass destructiveness unleashed by this century were surveyed.

Barristers call for accountability on appointment of QCs

Greater accountability should be introduced into the system in which barristers are promoted to Queen's Counsel, a report by a Bar Council working party concluded yesterday.

Foreigners flee besieged Aden

Northern Yemen forces kept the southern capital, Aden, under siege yesterday, AP reports from Sanaa. At least 36 people were reportedly killed by shelling, and 900 foreigners fled the city by ship to Djibouti. Battles resumed on the Abyan front, 25 miles east of Aden.

Refugees from ANC and Inkatha violence

Water distribution at a refugee camp in Verulam, north of Durban, where 40 families fled from violence in Ndwedwe between the ANC and Inkatha.

Temporary asylum

Ten asylum seekers were given temporary leave to stay in Britain while their appeals are heard after more than two weeks on hunger strike in detention.

Immigrants inquiry

Two men have been charged in connection with the discovery by Customs officials of 12 suspected illegal immigrants on a boat at Titchmarsh Marina, Walton on the Naze, Essex.

Letter: Deplorable lack of action against racism

Sir: With reference to today's letter from Trevor Cox: a society that only 'deplores the marginalisation of people 'because of the colour of their skin or their faith' ', without taking action to counter such marginalisation, is to be deplored as racist and smug.

Evicted for racism

An elderly couple were evicted from their council house for racially harassing neighbours who claimed they suffered racist abuse and posters. The action was the first by Leicester City Council.

Advice on working abroad

FINANCIAL advice for people thinking of working abroad is available in The Expatriate's Handbook, published by Kogan Page. Available from bookshops.

The Budget / Briefly: Foreign bodies

Foreigners who have accommodation available for visits to the UK will no longer be regarded as resident for tax purposes.

Letter: Racial harassment of white households

Sir: The figures published on racial harassment in ' 'One in ten' non-white families suffer racial harassment' (11 March) make sad reading for anyone who respects human dignity, regardless of race or colour.

Asylum protest

One hundred asylum seekers being held at Haslar jail in Gosport, Hampshire, are due to hold an emergency meeting today to decide whether to resume a hunger strike in protest at the Home Office practice of imprisoning political asylum seekers while their applications are being processed.
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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

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Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

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eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

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Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

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Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

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Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

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7 best quadcopters and drones

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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

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Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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