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By Andy McDandy
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#541870
Back in 2012, during a brief bout of unemployment I was volunteering in a charity bookshop and one of the other volunteers asked me what I was doing there, seeing as most of the other staff were either retired or students. When I said that I'd lost my job, he straight away said "bloody immigrants eh?", and I had to correct him. But it was his default response.

I also remember 2 other times. One was on a night out in Coventry in 2009. Standing outside a pub, smoking, and up comes a young man bleeding from a cut on the head. The doorman and a few of us smokers asked if he was OK. Yes, he said, you should see the other guy. And he added that he'd get a few points because it was a Bosnian he'd had a fight with. General laughter from a few of the smokers.

Then 2006, meeting friends of the woman I was dating at the time. In a coffee shop, one of them just says out of the blue "You know who I hate? Bloody eastern Europeans!", and looking to me for a response. I wondered if this was one of those "see if you're good enough for my friend" tests, and it was, but she was being deadly serious.

It's there alright. Just under the surface.

Then again it's not limited to migrants. Last month in small Midlands village hall at some relative of my girlfriend's birthday party, someone asking me about a burglary we suffered in 2016. All tea and sympathy, then adds what do you expect living surrounded by thieving Scousers?
 
By Big Arnold
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#541940
Home Office official tells man facing deportation: 'My job is to piss you off'
The Home Office is investigating undercover footage filmed at one of its reporting centres showing an official telling a man facing deportation that his job is to “piss him off” as part of the government’s challenging environment.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ss-you-off
 
By Big Arnold
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At least 1,000 highly skilled migrants wrongly face deportation, experts reveal
Saleem Dadabhoy, a scion of one of the wealthiest families in Pakistan, is facing deportation under section 322(5) despite three different appeal courts having scrutinised his accounts and finding no evidence of any irregularities, and a court of appeal judge having ruled that he is trustworthy and credible. His deportation would directly lead to the loss of 20 jobs, all held by British citizens, and the closure of a British company worth £1.5m
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... rts-reveal
 
By Kreuzberger
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#542180
cycloon wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 3:18 pm
When I was an undergrad in a large provincial city, back home (rural) I was asked by an elderly neighbour about citylife. Her granddaughter was off to uni in Brum. Neighbour was worried about her safety, vis black men.
Decades and decades of baked in, indivisible racism, from Our Island Story to Chalkie White to football chairmen called Ron. (Or Brexit, as the old 'uns call it.)
#542885
Arnold wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Windrush row: 63 people could have been wrongly removed, says Javid
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... says-javid
Littlejohn: "Only hostile for the illegals, and not hostile enough". - Fuck that guy.
#543155
Nothing seems to have changed.
Windrush scandal: arrest of vulnerable 62-year-old is 'outrageous
The 62-year-old man, who has asked to remain anonymous, came to the UK from Jamaica in 1976. He was arrested earlier this week when he went to get his biometric card at Lunar House, the Home Office visas and immigration headquarters. The father-of-three has been remanded in custody at HM Pentonville in London on a charge of handling stolen goods two decades ago, which he denies.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... outrageous
#543511
Then they came for the EU immigrants.
Ex-mayor of Ipswich denied citizenship after almost 40 years in UK

Home Office tells Inga Lockington, who moved from Denmark in 1979, it ‘cannot be satisfied’ she is permanently resident
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... ears-in-uk
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