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UK Foreign Secretary’s commitment to efficient foreign aid spending rumoured to be guise for slashing the budget

4 mn read Evidence-based recommendations to ministers, called for by the Foreign Secretary under new reforms to the independent body that scrutinises UK aid, are now expected to drive valuable development spending overseas. According to PM Boris Johnson, taxpayers in the UK are to see “maximum value” and more significant aid spending because of the reforms.

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Debt and deficit: UK coronavirus spending and how it impacted the economy

4 mn read Creating a hospitality surge has arguably been number one priority of the United Kingdom’s government to boost the economy since lockdown lifted. Figures released by Her Majesty’s Treasury reveal restaurants across the country have made more than 87,000 claims on discounted meals, via the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. By the third week since its inception, the British government had spent £336 million reimbursing businesses.

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Exclusive: Fighting for freedom in Hong Kong and exiled under China’s National Security Law

3 mn read A fledgling campaigner, still in secondary school, posed for a photo with a Hong Kong Independence sign at a demonstration in 2017. He was then arrested and imprisoned. Hongkonger, Honcques Laus, now 18, is the youngest of six pro-democracy activists to be branded ‘fugitives of justice’ by the Hong Kong police.

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Exclusive: The real story behind seeking political asylum from Hong Kon

4 mn read China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong has seen Hong Kongers begin to arrive in the UK ahead of the UK Government’s announced visa scheme for British Nationals Overseas (BN(O)s), which is expected to come into effect in January 2021. The UK Government has indicated that the British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) visa will begin in […]

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The UK announces new measures to protect the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong

4 mn read Following the announcement of the British National (Overseas) visa, many people have raised the question as to whether the United Kingdom should be doing more to protect the freedoms of Hong Kongers, as well as keeping them safe. The new immigration route came as a response to the Chinese Government’s most recent imposition of national security law on Hong Kong, which further threatens the democratic lifestyles of the people living in the city-state.