(Bloomberg) — U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak could free the poorest nations to fight the coronavirus pandemic by protecting them from “unscrupulous” private creditors, the opposition Labour Party said.
With English law governing a significant share of the sovereign debt issued by developing nations, Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds called for legislation to protect those countries from being sued for debt recovery by private lenders. It’s time, she said, for the government to show leadership on debt forgiveness in the way successive U.K. governments did a decade ago following the financial crisis.
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“A global debt crisis would not just undermine the fight against the virus, but drive up poverty, increase political instability and hamper efforts to address climate change,” Dodds wrote in a letter to Sunak ahead of a meeting
Foreigners seeking a permanent partner visa in Australia will have to pass an English test, the country’s government plans.
The controversial prerequisite, if approved by parliament, would apply to applicants from mid-2021.
It would require them and their partners – who must be permanent residents – to reach a certain level.
Critics have called the change “discriminatory”, but the government says it will build “social cohesion”.
“We will require an applicant and a sponsor to have met functional level English or to have at least made reasonable efforts to learn English,” Immigration Minister Alan Tudge said.
In recent years, Australia’s conservative government has called for prospective migrants to face mandatory, rigorous testing on their English language skills.
More than one-fifth of Australia’s population speaks a language other than English at home, with the figure above 35%
- The UK government considered creating a wave machine in order to stop migrants crossing the English Channel to the UK from France.
- The Financial Times on Wednesday reported that the Home Office discussed a plan to install boats with pumps generating waves in the Channel.
- The idea was dismissed due to the risk that they would cause small boats to capsize.
- The UK is currently experiencing record numbers of people claiming asylum who are crossing the Channel from France, with 7,000 people estimated to have arrived in the UK in small boats this year.
- Labour’s shadow home secretary said: ‘This is a vile example of how degraded an environment the Tories have created.’
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The UK government has considered plans to build wave machines designed to stop migrants crossing the English Channel
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