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Started by GreenFuture on Apr 14, 2018 8:30:48 PM
Potential Deportation Of Commonwealth Citizens Who Have Been Here Since The 60s

This is some Jamaican commentary on the issue effecting the Windrush generation, but AFAIK it might just as well apply to Indians, Pakistanis and others (maybe not Aus/NZ in practice for SOME reason)

Oxford Uni estimates some 500,000 could be affected. A top job of ethnic cleansing if anything approaching that amount is deported.

What is the motive?

Maybe we can't be arsed to pay pensions to folks who have paid into the system all their working lives.

But let's not kid ourselves that abject racism isn't part of this. Theresa May is certainly a disgusting racist.

"Go Home" has gone from BNP slogan to Government van rhetoric to policy in practice.

I'm sure some of the Brexit crowd will be delighted, in advance of inward numbers probably increasing again if/when a new India trade deal is struck. Stupid cunts.



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machiavelli - 14 Apr 2018 22:03:54 (#1 of 984)

The "Hostile environment" legislation is why I think Treeza and co are shit on legs and I can't vote Tory. It's a disgrace on the country.

TigerPaws - 15 Apr 2018 03:43:57 (#2 of 984)

It's about class as well as race.

Dont be surprised if they go for the Irish and Irish travellers next, and anyone who's been on benefits for more than a year.

They'll find more ways of attacking the working class.

Watch out for more war talk distracting us from these issues.

Goneril - 15 Apr 2018 07:16:44 (#3 of 984)

There's a petition to parliament about this. Pixiedust linked to it on another thread. It's fast approaching the 100,000 signature mark:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/216539

browserbutton - 15 Apr 2018 07:19:04 (#4 of 984)

"Go back to your homelands but do not despair. Soon, we will be coming to trade with you."

indlovubill - 15 Apr 2018 07:29:07 (#5 of 984)

These are people who came here as children have worked and paid taxes here and are now approaching retirement age, so now we're saying thanks and fuck off.

RosyLovelady - 15 Apr 2018 07:33:05 (#6 of 984)

Perhaps it's a government response to complaints from some of the younger element that there are far too many oldies around who've had their lives and should move along.

invicta - 15 Apr 2018 07:38:05 (#7 of 984)

I have no issue whatsoever with the "hostile environment" policy in general but the people being affected by this specific set of circumstances - I believe they entered the UK legally as children but were not issued such documentation as may be required now - are clearly naturalised citizens of the UK and should be treated as such. There are many other such people in this situation who are concerned about their rights and there's the distinct sense that the Home Office is simply being obtuse... there should be an immediate amnesty for anyone resident in the UK for 20 years or more and who has lived properly, above the radar and who can prove that they have done so, and they should be given full UK citizenship, if they wish for it, without delay.

indlovubill - 15 Apr 2018 07:56:40 (#8 of 984)

there are far too many oldies around who've had their lives and should move along.



Very true, Rosy first we have Brexit then we'll have Exit, it's the Will of the people

Will - geddit?

Ginmonkey - 15 Apr 2018 08:19:27 (#9 of 984)

It's shameful and as invicta says the Home Office are being obtuse. These people came to the UK as children at a time when commonwealth citizens did not need much documentation. Many of them have never had a need to apply for a passport so have only found out now due to the increased obligations on employers and landlords to establish the right to live here before they offer someone a job or place to live.

RosyLovelady - 15 Apr 2018 08:21:22 (#10 of 984)

< I have no issue whatsoever with the "hostile environment" policy in general >

Nice.

machiavelli - 15 Apr 2018 08:34:26 (#11 of 984)

and who can prove that they have done so

And those that didn't anticipate that forty years down the line, they'd need four documents for every year they've been here?

As for the law itself, it's moved us further down the road to being a petty snooper state, which is an evil in it's own right.

indlovubill - 15 Apr 2018 08:40:35 (#12 of 984)

As for the law itself, it's moved us further down the road to being a petty snooper state, which is an evil in it's own right.



Yes, it's now proposed the NHS provide the Home Office with details of anyone suspected of being here without the necessary papers. Only a matter of time before we have men in trilby hats and leather overcoats checking papers at railway stations.

TommyDGNR8 - 15 Apr 2018 08:44:48 (#13 of 984)

Don't be fucking ridiculous.







NO-ONE wears leather overcoats these days.

Gotout - 15 Apr 2018 08:48:49 (#14 of 984)

Why isn't labour screaming from the rooftops about this? It's an open goal and the Labour party should be taking every opportunity to show that they are the party for the people.

FleurDuMal - 15 Apr 2018 08:51:19 (#15 of 984)

Labour are shit. With one or two notable exceptions (Anna Soubry being one), they're a spent force.

SunkenTreasures - 15 Apr 2018 08:52:38 (#16 of 984)

Soubry is a Tory.

FleurDuMal - 15 Apr 2018 08:53:27 (#17 of 984)

Oh fuck. So she is.

As you were.

Rendered - 15 Apr 2018 08:56:28 (#18 of 984)

Laura Kuenssberg, there.

FleurDuMal - 15 Apr 2018 09:00:03 (#19 of 984)

Heh!

kvelertak - 15 Apr 2018 09:00:16 (#20 of 984)

That's no way to pass your citizenship test.

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