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Migration hits second highest level EVER at 333,000 and nearly HALF are from the EU as Boris Johnson warns we can ‘kiss goodbye’ to border controls without Brexit

Britain’s ability to control its borders has taken centre stage in the EU referendum battle after new figures showed net annual migration running at 333,000.

The level is the second highest ever and more than triple David Cameron’s target. The numbers coming from the EU equalled their previous record at 184,000 and made up nearly half the total.


The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is free trade deal between Canada and Europe, which shares many traits with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal being brokered between the EU and US.

Campaigners warn CETA, which has been finalized but not ratified, would pave the way for a “corporate power grab,” while undercutting vital legislation put in place to protect workers’ rights, the environment and consumer safety.


Bank in the UK? Plans afoot to make YOU liable for bank fraud

Wonder whose idea that was…

Bank customers may be obliged to bear the bill for fraud against their accounts, under proposed changes under consideration between banks, the UK government and GCHQ.

Under the plans, individuals or companies with poor online security could be “frozen out of banking services or even excluded from the system whereby banks compensate customers whose accounts are hacked”, the Financial Times reports.

UK banks – unlike those in the US – routinely cover the costs of online fraud, at least in cases where customer negligence (such as sharing PIN codes or cards with third parties) is excluded. Pushing the burden of fraudulent losses towards customers is likely to be hugely controversial.


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