Low turnout in British police elections

LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Local elections of police and crime commissioners, a first for England and Wales, saw law voter turnout, an election official said.

Parliament: Student visa checks in 'chaos'

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of immigrants allowed into England as students are actually not in school but working illegally, a Parliament committee charges.

Britain takes steps to cut Heathrow lines

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- Immigration officers are being added at London's Heathrow International Airport to cut waiting time at passport control, officials said Tuesday.

Delays at Heathrow upset passengers

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- Passengers flying into England's Heathrow Airport say they faced up to 2-hour delays as they waited to pass through airport's immigration check points.

371,000 migrants get out-of-work benefits

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- More than 371,000 migrants admitted to Britain to work, study or visit are drawing unemployment benefits, two government officials said.

Judge: Immigrant spouses must know English

BIRMINGHAM, England, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Requiring immigrant spouses to learn English before they arrive in Britain is not discriminatory, a judge ruled Friday.

House of Commons enraged by police raid

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- British officials said during a House of Commons meeting that a Scotland Yard raid of a opposition member's parliamentary office was unwarranted.
Queen outlines slimmed-down British agenda

Queen outlines slimmed-down British agenda

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II outlined her government agenda for the coming year Wednesday, focused on helping Britain make it through the recession, officials said.
Straw: Smith acted properly in leak case

Straw: Smith acted properly in leak case

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- British Justice Secretary Jack Straw says Home Secretary Jacqui Smith doesn't need to apologize for not intervening in the arrest of a member of Parliament.

U.K. to see population surge over 50 years

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- British Conservatives are proposing a "tariff" on immigration based on a forecast showing England's population growing by a third over the next 50 years.

Britain to check immigrant security guards

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Thousands of immigrants licensed by the British government to work as security guards will soon face more stringent background checks.

British population may surpass 75M by 2051

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A study of British population figures indicates that by the middle of the century, the population in the United Kingdom could surpass 75 million.

Report: Immigrants stressing English towns

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Foreigners taking 54 percent of the new jobs in Britain in the last decade have severely strained local services, Britain's Telegraph reported Sunday.

Fewer East Europeans in Britain

LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The number of East Europeans who have moved to Britain since their countries joined the European Union is less than previously thought, new figures show.

Damian Howard Green (born 17 January 1956) is a British politician who has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Ashford since 1997. He came to national prominence after being arrested and having his parliamentary office raided in November 2008. Before standing for parliament, Damian Green was Channel 4's business editor. On 13 May 2010 he was appointed Immigration Minister in the newly formed Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government under David Cameron.

Damian Green was born in Barry, Wales. He grew up in Reading, Berkshire and was educated at Reading School and then at Balliol College, Oxford where he was awarded a BA degree in PPE in 1977 followed by a master's degree. He was President of the Oxford Union in 1977 and was the vice chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students (now known as Conservative Future) for two years from 1980.

In 1978 he was appointed by BBC Radio as a financial journalist, before joining Channel 4 News as a business producer in 1982. He joined The Times for a year in 1984 as the business news editor, before returning to television journalism and Channel 4 as the business editor in 1985. He became the City editor and also a television presenter on Channel 4's Business Daily television programme in 1987 until he left television to join Prime Minister John Major's Policy Unit in 1992. Green had acted as an occasional speech writer for Major since 1988. He left 10 Downing Street in 1994 to run his own public affairs consultancy.

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