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Started by WibbleAgain on May 14, 2018 5:49:39 PM
Another appalling case of an exemplary (non-Windrush) migrant being treated like dirt

An honest mistake on her tax return, which she voluntarily informed the HMRC and rectified to the satisfaction of HMRC, and paid the additional tax with no fines. There's no offence of any kind. But the Home Office used it as an excuse to deport her.

She came to the UK because she won a a British Council Chevening scholarship, sponsored by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to study for an MSc in corporate governance and business ethics at Birkbeck College in London. And since then has worked in skilled and responsible positions, sat as governor for school, run marathons, etc. Her story is worth reading.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/may/08/i-feel-like-im-drowning-healthcare-inspector-faces-deportation-by-home-office

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Gotout - 14 May 2018 17:53:51 (#1 of 158)

You might think the idiots in charge would have learned something by now. Sadly they seem to be driven by a feeling of absolute correctness, they can do no wrong.

WibbleAgain - 14 May 2018 17:57:29 (#2 of 158)

It's pure racism. She's a model citizen but for the colour of her skin.

clammy - 14 May 2018 18:01:11 (#3 of 158)

#2, Quelle Supreeze.

GreenFuture - 14 May 2018 18:57:11 (#4 of 158)

You might think the idiots in charge would have learned something by now.

They have learned plenty. They have learned how to apply abject racism to both appeal to the base and their own bigotry. They have learned that plenty of liberals and even leftists will see it as merely some kind of " mistake". They have learned what they can get away with.

SheikYerbouti - 14 May 2018 19:05:16 (#5 of 158)

It's pure racism. She's a model citizen but for the colour of her skin

The same thing has happened to at least one Canadian. It's stupid enough without ascribing something that isn't really present.

CentristDad - 14 May 2018 19:14:21 (#6 of 158)

It's not so much racism as a Home Office that is target driven and HO officials who aren't prepared to show flexibility even if the rules allow for it for fear of missing those targets.

AlanII - 14 May 2018 19:29:10 (#7 of 158)

They have learned plenty. They have learned how to apply abject racism to both appeal to the base and their own bigotry. They have learned that plenty of liberals and even leftists will see it as merely some kind of " mistake". They have learned what they can get away with.

Yes, yes and yes.

invicta - 14 May 2018 19:50:32 (#8 of 158)

It's lucky that we have Green Future's mind reading skills to put us all straight about what's really going on, isn't it?

bossab2 - 14 May 2018 20:27:38 (#9 of 158)

They have learned what they can get away with.

As long as you have the UK Army on side, you can get away with absolutely anything.

Tadagee - 14 May 2018 20:30:11 (#10 of 158)

Huh?

AshburtonAbove - 14 May 2018 20:35:17 (#11 of 158)

Wot Tada said

AlanII - 14 May 2018 20:36:01 (#12 of 158)

Wot AxhburtonAbove said.

GreenFuture - 14 May 2018 21:16:44 (#13 of 158)

It's lucky that we have Green Future's mind reading skills to put us all straight about what's really going on, isn't it?

nothing to do with mind reading, just a casual glance at evidence will do.

Now, you may want to think that all the hideous outcomes of this governments policies are some weird accident. Good luck with that - an excercise fa more steeped in error strewn mind reading by the evidence of outcomes.

invicta - 14 May 2018 21:23:20 (#14 of 158)

Nonsense. These policies and their application are exactly the same as those visited on the unemployed, or the disabled, since 2015 and earlier by ATOS and the like. It just doesn't catch your eye until it has an -ism as an explanation.

AlanII - 14 May 2018 21:47:41 (#15 of 158)

Nonsense. These policies and their application are exactly the same as those visited on the unemployed, or the disabled, since 2015 and earlier by ATOS and the like. It just doesn't catch your eye until it has an -ism as an explanation.

Greenie has railed against all those too and, even if he hadn't, how would that invalidate his critique? If there's nonsense being posted in this exchange then it's certainly not by him.

GreenFuture - 14 May 2018 22:08:28 (#16 of 158)

"they've been doing it for a while" is not even a counter argument. If anything, it underlines the deliberate nature and knowledge of outcomes - just as they knew about Windrush for years as a direct result of policy. They kept it going and it's reasonable to assume it's because they think it's good /desirable.

It's likely that the vicars daughter is familiar with the saying "By their fruits shall ye know them", though I'm skeptical (with cause) of her commitment to the teachings of the bloke who said it.

guigal - 14 May 2018 22:59:22 (#17 of 158)

From the Guardian article, it seems that Vee Matu had a student visa and didn't leave the country when it expired. She has managed to remain under the radar for years as an overstayer and live in Britain illegally. So what should the rule be for illegals? 5 years? 10 years undetected and they win the residence permit lottery?

GreenFuture - 14 May 2018 23:06:07 (#18 of 158)

"illegals" - Textbook dehumanising.

Brunothecat - 14 May 2018 23:10:06 (#19 of 158)

I suppose anyone who is in breach of the law is an "illegal". Anything from drunk and disorderly to burning down Canary Wharf counts. Its being an immigrant as well which makes it a different ball game.

guigal - 14 May 2018 23:11:14 (#20 of 158)

"illegals" - Textbook dehumanising.

If you prefer 'overstayer' use that instead.

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