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The urgent question on the “Windrush generation” has been tabled by the Labour MP David Lammy. This is what he posted on Twitter about Caroline Nokes’ admission that some of these people have been deported because they did not have the right paperwork. (See 12.57pm.)

This is a national disgrace and a direct result of home office hostile environments policy. These people should be returned to their homes and should expect a personal apology from the PM. https://t.co/sIiGcg9Ln2

Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, has told the BBC’s Hardtalk that relations between Russia and the West are worse than they were during the cold war. Asked if the world was in a new cold war, he replied:

I think it is worse, because during the cold war there were channels of communication and there was no obsession with Russophobia, which looks like genocide by sanctions.

There is no proof that on April 7 chemical weapons were used in Douma. I cannot be impolite to the heads of other states, but frankly speaking, all the evidence they quoted was based on media reports and social networks. A canister lying on a bed and the bed is intact and the window glass is not broken – look, you need to be a bit more serious.

Why strike the day before the OPCW [Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] is going to move there and verify the fact which they assert was a fact?

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