Category Archives: Immigration

Will we be able to celebrate 70 years of the Refugee Convention?


In around 50 weeks on the 28th July 2021, the 1951 Refugee Convention or Geneva Convention will have reached its 70 year Anniversary. In one sense we should be able to celebrate that despite the many challenges that have arisen … Continue reading

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Turning back boats is an awful response to an International crisis


According to the mail online in an article first published at 10pm on Thursday “The crisis is a personal blow for the Home Secretary, who made a pledge last October that crossings would be virtually eliminated by now.” So her … Continue reading

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Beirut was not a Nuclear explosion, but….


As the work begins in Beirut to deal with the catastrophe caused by the explosion that occurred on Tuesday evening, it is very clear that all nations need to do whatever we can to prevent such things ever happening again. … Continue reading

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Priti Patel with some mostly positive responses to Windrush


Last Tuesday in the House of Commons there was a statement made by Priti Patel and a relatively short debate on the Windrush issues that have impacted out nation for over 70 years. The title was Windrush Lessons Learned Review. … Continue reading

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We need a pragmatic approach as well as a long term one


This very important question by Henry Smith on Tuesday during the Windrush debate needed a answer that would have given the Chagossian’s some sense that they would be helped today or at least this Summer. It is very disturbing that … Continue reading

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Fifteen Hours of fame in Bristol for Jen Reid


The decision by Bristol City Council to remove the statue of Jen Reid created by Marc Quinn was not a surprise and in one sense was very important to take place. There is a however a case for it to … Continue reading

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A lot has changed in the last 35 years


Last night when we got home from the garden of one of our good friends, where we were able to enjoy a fantastic BBQ we switched on the TV and watched a programme that reflected what happened 35 years ago … Continue reading

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Is this Absolute Crap?


Yesterday in the House of Commons the man on the right Chris Philp who is one of the Ministers in the Home Office made a statement which the man on the left called absolute crap. Inevitably the Deputy Speaker asked … Continue reading

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Three MPs who have made ridiculous public claims this week


It is of course possible that other MPs will have made claims in the last few days that are just as ridiculous or maybe even worse than these three men. Clearly anyone who has spotted other examples is most welcome … Continue reading

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Some very inspiring words – We clearly need a Law that is comparable


Over many years I have often found myself in total disagreement with David Davis on many issues, but on this occasion when he spoke yesterday I found most of his words very inspiring. My disagreement with David Davis includes the … Continue reading

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