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Started by GreenFuture on Aug 23, 2018 3:51:28 PM
Then They Came For The Windrush Generation...

...But they just weren't politically useful for slagging off Labour.

Thousands of UK citizens have been intimidated by the state in the Windrush affair, the basis being their ethnicity.

The episode shows the government to be institutionally racist.

They are now to issue an apology to just 18 of those who had their lives turned upside down.

Why only 18? Because the government feels there is nothing to apologise for in most instances of race-based intimidation and a "hostile environment" effecting British citizens.

They and their voter base like racism. They think it's good.

There will not be months of crisis in May's leadership whipped up. There won't be endless articles and "debates" on "news" programs about the institutional racism, or calls for inquiries and bigots to be rooted out, because bigotry doesn't matter and never did.

popperhead - 23 Aug 2018 16:00:25 (#1 of 220)

those who had their lives turned upside down

The Fresh Prince?

Apols, can't see that phrase without thinking of the FPOBA

rgtstoppedcounting - 23 Aug 2018 16:04:01 (#2 of 220)

You did get the news about roughly half of the Windrush deportations being initiated under the previous Labour administrations, yes?

TheVoiceOfReason - 23 Aug 2018 16:10:04 (#3 of 220)

And also the news that quite a few (white) Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and Canadians had also been caught up in this?

GreenFuture - 23 Aug 2018 16:10:46 (#4 of 220)

Oh, Labour need to be investigated for institutional racism on this too, but few ever bothered to call for it for SOME reason. Thanks for the whatabout tho.

Faraway - 23 Aug 2018 16:22:38 (#5 of 220)

And it’s affecting not effecting.

TheVoiceOfReason - 23 Aug 2018 16:31:55 (#6 of 220)

This policy is no more institutionally racist than any immigration law is.

TrouserFreak - 23 Aug 2018 16:35:59 (#7 of 220)

the basis being their ethnicity.

Just a blatant lie in order to stoke grievances.

Brunothecat - 23 Aug 2018 16:36:59 (#8 of 220)

Oh, Labour need to be investigated for institutional racism on this too

Investigate the Secret Moneybags Party when it forms, I rather think the perps will be there if anyone is.

Brunothecat - 23 Aug 2018 16:38:06 (#9 of 220)

It might be the membership is ahead of you there a bit, Greenie, in a sense.

clammy - 27 Aug 2018 02:40:15 (#10 of 220)

I think people will be wise to Mays racist agenda, she will have to be a little careful.

SheikYerbouti - 27 Aug 2018 08:21:39 (#11 of 220)

The monumental fuck up of current immigration policy in the pursuit of spurious targets is one of the less documented scandals of this stumbling government. Visa costs for (working, taxpaying, skilled) individuals have been raised into the thousands, and the process has been deliberately obfuscated (think claiming income support benefits for the model).

A colleague of mine was actually chucked out a few weeks ago. She was here on a dependent visa, her relationship broke up, and it was effectively impossible for her or our employer to convert her status, despite her success in the company and the investment made in her training. Baffling. Although not racist; she's white and Australian.

machiavelli - 27 Aug 2018 09:39:26 (#12 of 220)

May's immigration policy (and it is hers) is based on a monomania with numbers to the exclusion of all else. Vince Cable couldn't move her with facts and figures.

FleurDuMal - 27 Aug 2018 10:38:27 (#13 of 220)

She’s really not very intelligent.

mememe - 27 Aug 2018 10:38:58 (#14 of 220)

She's getting nicely skewered by Jed Mercurio though

FleurDuMal - 27 Aug 2018 10:40:01 (#15 of 220)


invicta - 27 Aug 2018 10:40:14 (#16 of 220)

She's getting nicely skewered by Jed Mercurio though

There are some amusing caricatures in that show, for sure.

SheikYerbouti - 27 Aug 2018 10:41:23 (#17 of 220)

When government policy is idiotic in so many respects, it isn't down to one individual, even the PM. We get the halfwitted, reactionary policy direction we ask for and deserve, it seems.

mememe - 27 Aug 2018 10:41:35 (#18 of 220)

"Let me be very clear".

mememe - 27 Aug 2018 10:42:19 (#19 of 220)

We get the halfwitted, reactionary policy direction we ask for and deserve, it seems.

I hope one day we'll have the grown-ups in charge again. But there's not much sign of it any time soon. What a bunch of dismal chancers.

FleurDuMal - 27 Aug 2018 10:46:34 (#20 of 220)

Aye. Clowns to the left of us, jokers to the right ...

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