The Home Secretary’s statement in Parliament yesterday is good as far as it goes. She promises:
- A new taskforce dedicated to helping those affected
- Plans to work with departments across government to gather evidence on behalf of immigrants – documentation for every year is usually expected, such as bank statements or payslips
- A pledge that all cases will be resolved in two weeks
- All fees for new documentation waived so people are not “out of pocket” – normally £229
- A new website will be set up with information and a direct contact point
This is the very least they could do. If the Home Secretary is genuine when saying that it was “wrong” and “appalling”, she should make amends.
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Trading arms with Israel makes the UK complicit in Israel’s continuing violations of human rights and international law.
On the 30th March 2018, Israel murdered 15 and injured 1,500 Palestinians, who protested the occupation and siege on Gaza.
The Israeli assault on Gaza in July-August 2014, in which 2,205 Palestinians (including 521 children) were killed, was only one example of Israel’s acts of violence against the Palestinian people. Yet UK-made weapons and military technologies continue to be sold to and used by the occupying Israeli forces.
Israeli military and industry sources openly attribute the success of Israeli exports to the weapons and technologies being ‘combat proven.’
50,000 people from the Caribbean are being threatened with deportation from England. Many of them came to Britain before 1971 in answer to a call from the motherland to come and assist with the Labour shortage here in Britain.
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