Child refugees forced to share rooms with adults after being wrongly deemed over 18 | The Independent


Exclusive: Alarm over quality of Home Office age assessments as hundreds placed in adult hotels and only moved to children’s services when charities intervene

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As many refugees or asylum seekers have little or no Identity documents, as they may have lost them on route, had them stolen, were unable to bring them for some reason or they deliberately discarded then so that their identity, age and country of origin are unknown. It is, therefore very difficult for the authorities in the preferred country in which the persons wish to reside to correctly identify the correct information of the persons.

Some could be assumed younger that they say, older than say or actually believed, so the 2 former could cause many problems, children being classified as adults causing a problem for the children or adults classified as children causing problems for any children with whom they are placed. Let alone any problems they may come across on their treks over many lands. These are the risks that refugees and asylum seekers put themselves in, but there would more likely be risks if they stayed were they were.

So great care has to be taken by all concerned.

Many are undertaking these journey due to circumstances outside their control, so being incorrectly age assessed increases their problems, as does the length of the process and in many instances the quality of the accommodation they are placed in, especially having to share rooms and even more so beds.

The process needs to be conducted quicker, and there certainly needs to be more monitoring while the process is being conducted.

In reality it would be more beneficial if the need to seek asylum or be refugees were not necessary in the first place, but the reasons they do are also numerous, including famine, climate change, influence of wars and other conflicts, etc.

So great care needs to be undertaking by all concerned, so that successful outcomes are realised.

Source: Child refugees forced to share rooms with adults after being wrongly deemed over 18 | The Independent

BBC licence fee set to be axed, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries indicates as she imposes freeze


Supporters have rallied around the BBC, as the Culture Secretary made clear that the mandatory charge will be no more from 2027

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While the BBC as its supporters there are many who do not in many ways.

I myself, now, never watch BBC or listen to any BBC radio programmes. This licence fee is an out dated way of funding making it for many having to pay for viewing TV programmes in numerous ways.

Immediately it should be made that people have a choice of how they pay to watch TV programmes and not have to pay for a TV licence on top of other charges. The TV Licencing Authority should be removed and people, if they wanted to watch the BBC pay them direct.

2027 is far to late to wait for the charge to be withdrawn.

Source: BBC licence fee set to be axed, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries indicates as she imposes freeze

Queen strips Prince Andrew of military roles and royal patronages | Prince Andrew | The Guardian


Move comes after more than 150 veterans request removal amid US sexual assault civil lawsuit

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Not before time as this should have been done some time ago as he is not fit to hold anything.

Now hope he will get fully prosecuted in the Virginia Giuffre court case, he deserves all he gets.

He is and always has seriously let down his mother, The Queen and in her year of celebration of her Platinum Jubilee.

Source: Queen strips Prince Andrew of military roles and royal patronages | Prince Andrew | The Guardian

Guilty or Not Guilty


Well that is the real question, but to whom is it referring?

Take your pick

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York, third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


Prince Andrew hearing: Virginia Giuffre sexual abuse case can move ahead to trial, judge rules


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Prime Minister Boris Johnson MP, UK Prime Minister


Boris Johnson’s responses to questions about whether he attended Downing Street lockdown parties


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Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player ranked as world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals

Novak Djokovic admits breaking isolation while Covid positive


Djokovic news LIVE: World No 1 waits on Australian immigration minister’s decision over visa


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Novak Djokovic admits attending children’s tennis event while infected with Covid | Daily Mail Online


Novak Djokovic has admitted attending an event with children while he was Covid positive – but says he didn’t know he was infected until shortly after the event.

 

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Well Boris Djokovic, sorry Novak Djokovic, so confused between Novak Djokovic and Boris Jognson as both appear guilty of lying re events during COVID and both deserve all of what should be coming to them.

With Boris he should now resign and Novak should, at least, be deported immediately as not only did he mislead on his Visa application to be allow entry to Australia, but also lied in Court proceedings.

Both need to go so that we can all see that being untruthful has consequences. So resign Boris and Australia needs to deport Novak without any more delay.

Both are disgraceful and disgusting persons who care more for themselves than others and need to be made an example of.

 

Source: Novak Djokovic admits attending children’s tennis event while infected with Covid | Daily Mail Online

Boris Johnson losing Tory support as storm grows over Downing Street garden party


Prime Minister will not resign, says minister asked to face Commons, despite polls showing up to 66pc of the public think he should go

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Well Nonak Johnson, sorry Boris Johnson, as I got Boris Johnson and

Novak Djokovic mixed up, well they are both trying to ‘pull the wool’ over us.

As to Boris, I feel it is too late to apologise and he needs to go, for he is doing a dis-service to politics and Novak is similarly doing a dis-service to tennis.

Both need to go and be summarily dealt with by the respective authorities in the UK and Australia, for if not it brings all COVID requirements into disrepute and no one will abide by them.

 

 

Source: Boris Johnson losing Tory support as storm grows over Downing Street garden party

A tiger has been shot in a Florida zoo after biting a man’s arm – The Khaama Press News Agency


The largest online news service for Afghanistan

 

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The rare tiger was the innocent party, but was killed due to the stupidity of a person, surely if anyone had to be killed it should have been the stupid person of which there are plenty already.

But then it is America and the rights of those being killed are generally ignored, so nothing new there.

 

Source: A tiger has been shot in a Florida zoo after biting a man’s arm – The Khaama Press News Agency

Will Ghislaine ‘start naming names’ to get a shorter sentence? | Daily Mail Online


Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of sex trafficking charges, and speculation is now mounting that she may ‘flip’ and testify against others in a bid to reduce her sentence.

 

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I so hope she does starting naming names and hope she includes Trump and more incriminating evidence about Prince Andrew.

However, as to a shorter sentence I would only give her a sentence short by one day.

 

 

Source: Will Ghislaine ‘start naming names’ to get a shorter sentence? | Daily Mail Online

Valentina Orellana-Peralta’s family demands ‘transparency’ from LAPD after officer killed her in a dressing room – The Washington Post


Valentina Orellana-Peralta, 14, was trying on quinceañera dresses at a store when an officer shot an assault suspect on the other side of the wall. She and the suspect died.

 

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Yet another US Police shooting with 2 dead, the suspect in the store who was unarmed and an innocent 14 year old girl in the stores dressing/changing rooms trying on dresses with her mother.

When will these senseless stop, only when America comes to its senses and realises that people with guns kill while people without guns do not.

Neither of these deaths should have occurred, especially the 14 year old girl.

But that is life in America or should it be death.

Source: Valentina Orellana-Peralta’s family demands ‘transparency’ from LAPD after officer killed her in a dressing room – The Washington Post

Councils wasted £253 million fighting parents at the SEND Tribunal since 2014 reforms – Special Needs Jungle


The 2021 SEND Tribunal figures reveal the wasted £253 million cost of councils defending their poor EHCP decision-making against parents

 

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When Councils are saying that funding is short, then some will be thinking that defending at Tribunals is right to do so, but in all these instances the child in question should be the main priority, but when it is clear that a poor EHCP decision is the question then no challenge should be made. As this challenge is going against the interests of the child concerned, which is what all should be considering. So the challenge is more than likely futile, for not only is it a loss of vital money, but also against the interests of the child.

All it shows is that the respected councils have more interest in finance than the interests of the child and this should be made clear in the Tribunals decision process and those Council officers who took the decision to challenge should be made accountable. and suffer the consequences.

 

Source: Councils wasted £253 million fighting parents at the SEND Tribunal since 2014 reforms – Special Needs Jungle