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#540657
The Guardian has been reporting on this for six months, with no effect. If it wasn't for the Commonwealth Conference, I wonder if it would ever have been taken seriously.
The week that took Windrush from low-profile investigation to national scandal
It reveals something about Britain that these cases did not attract noisy universal condemnation sooner. Several victims speculated on whether this would have happened to them if their skin were a different colour. The fact that some of these cases go back two or three years and never made the headlines, and were not highlighted by MPs, also says something uncomfortable about racism in this country.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... al-scandal
Last edited by Big Arnold on Sun May 06, 2018 4:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
By Bones McCoy
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#540671
Very moving piece here - also from the Graun.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... loved-ones

Lots of potted biographies of people, who had misfortune visted upon them for no reason other than failing the PLU test.

A quick read shows people living blameless lives, performing ordinary, but important jobs.
However none of them is an Entrepreneur, a CEO or owns a big house.

I'm reminded of Theresa May's recent speech in which she appeared to have just discovered that not everybody has access to "Family money".

One wonders whether these people are simply invisible in the imaginary worlds of the Maybott and Nurse Ruddched.
 
By youngian
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#540727
Actually, British people are, in general, immensely kind and tolerant towards newcomers.

And most of us now regard the Windrush generation, from our former colonies in the Caribbean, as something pretty close to family. Hence the universal disgust at the discovery that such people and their children have been icily deprived of the most basic freedoms and of entitlements.


So disgusted the Tories have been rewarded with a two point rise in the polls since this scandal broke. My local Lexit loon has been blaming EU free movement. Nothing to do with her voting for this toxic political climate of course.
 
By cycloon
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I can't think of anything else that speaks to the power the Tories have that, as they are revealed to be overseeing such bullshit, their pets are still able to prance about looking innocent about the fact the entire Tory attitude of the past 8 years (plus) regarding foreigners has been 'no we don't like them either don't worry UKIP Alan and Jane, we'll sort them out'.
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By Big Arnold
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#540746
Government aware for years that 'hostile environment' hurt Windrush generation

Home Office letter dated May 2016 shows ministers knew of immigration policy’s impacts
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... generation
 
By Big Arnold
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youngian wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:44 pm
So disgusted the Tories have been rewarded with a two point rise in the polls since this scandal broke. My local Lexit loon has been blaming EU free movement. Nothing to do with her voting for this toxic political climate of course.
As it now seems that the Government knew they were persecuting legal immigrants, it's possible a section of the electorate approve of it.
 
By Big Arnold
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#540761
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Of course they did, that's why May pursued that course.
I can't think of any other explanation. Everyone, Government and news media ignored the Guardian stories until the Commonwealth talks made that policy impossible.
There must have been many Australian immigrants at that tìme. None have been persecuted.

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By Kreuzberger
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#540765
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:56 pm
Of course they did, that's why May pursued that course.
Exactly, a few wogs is the most acceptable of collateral damage in their world. What's not to love?

The real story though remains Gove. The fat philanderer in the FCO's stock has never been lower and this is all about easing the Secretary for Green Crap - as his former bezzie would put it - in to the Home Office. He and his press are banking on a win-win.

It is probably unlikely that May will also be wiped out by this unless another huge bombshell emerges. Even if that does happen, that is one stepping stone fewer for their man.
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