The positive impact of the influx of migrant workers from eastern Europe on the British economy has enabled Gordon Brown to hit his growth targets, according to a new study. In a court packed with an army of lawyers and journalists as well as family members, the defendants appeared before senior district judge Timothy Workman.. It suggests that the Chancellor may have missed his key economic goals without the boost from the estimated 600,000 migrants from the eight former Soviet bloc nations who have come to Britain since their home countries joined the European Union two years ago. For the first time yesterday, those accused of plotting what would have been one of the worst acts of terrorism in British history appeared in public. Mr Woolas, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, was speaking at a meeting of community leaders from various faiths held to monitor the progress of government measures to combat terrorism after the July 7 London bombings.. Tough security measures at airports are causing havoc for musicians who are being refused permission to take their instruments on planes as hand luggage. Members of the Musicians’ Union are reporting “significant loss of earnings” because of the rules, with some facing potential legal action for breaking contracts to perform abroad..
Britain is facing a “perpetual fight” against Islamic terrorism to protect our way of life, a government minister has warned. The Communities minister, Phil Woolas, said it would take “generations” to overcome extremists who wanted to destroy society. Detective Superintendent Bottomley, who is leading the murder hunt, said the family had lived in the house for around 18 months and the young children were all pupils at a local primary school. Mrs Rahan was from Pakistan and her husband was born in Britain..
Forensic experts believe Mrs Rahan, 32, and her children had been killed up to four weeks earlier. Not all the victims were found in the same room, but detectives would not be drawn on their locations within the property or a possible murder weapon. Officers broke down the door to the family’s home on Turves Road and found the four bodies. It is thought that the taxi driver may have fled to Pakistan, where he has relatives. The grim discovery was made shortly after 5.05pm on Sunday when officers were called to the house in Turves Road, Cheadle Hulme, near Stockport. After confirming the two arrests, Detective Superintendent Martin Bottomley, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “We are still actively looking for Rahan Arshad and I now believe that he left the country on around July 29. We will be liaising with our colleagues in international police forces to help us to trace him.” A car belonging to Mr Arshad, 36, was found abandoned in a car park at Heathrow Airport It is believed to have been parked there for several weeks.