Contradictory comments on immigration from Labour undermine Ed Miliband's pledge to engage supporters on issues such as NHS and penalising bosses.
In an address to party members at a Labour event earlier this week in Great Yarmouth, Ed Miliband took a stand on immigration and against rogue bosses but then, according to a leaked document entitled 'Campaigning Against UKIP', Lucy Powell MP suggested steering away from immigration on doorsteps and engaging voters on issues such as the NHS instead.
Take to the twittersphere tonight to take down the racists responding to Question Time. JCWI joins the debate.
In what the Independent have branded a 'debate between immigration vs revolution' tonight's Question Time looks set to set Twitter alive with a heated debate between two of Britain's most infamous comedians.
Gloves a ready, on the one side 'Red Russell', in the purple and yellow corner far-right Farage and his racist, anti-immigrant (and just about everything else) diatribes.
We're pinning our hopes on the Brand corner, a serious joker well known for putting the argument succinctly, Brand said this on immigrants just last month:
From 1st December 2014, landlords in the ‘pilot’ areas, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall will need to check the immigration status of tenants, sub-tenants and lodgers, entering into new tenancies, who are aged over 18 and pay for their accommodation, to assess whether they have the right to rent in the UK. This means that they must have current leave to be in the UK.
From the Movement Against Xenophobia website
Successive governments have burbled about forms of probationary citizenship for migrants. Arguably, any such measure should apply equally to ‘indigenous’ Britons – but for the fact that no such people exist.
By Alex Cooray, JCWI solictor.
If you are affected by any of the issues in this article contact our helpline on: 020 7553 7470
There are no truly indigenous peoples
Speaking in Chicago on 25 November 2014, President Obama said:
“There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.”
Further to David Cameron's unnanounced speech today on immigration our press office has been inundated with calls from the media requesting our response. Saira Grant, our Legal & Policy Director, appeared on a number of high profile lunchtime bulletins.
In the current climate of cuts to Legal Aid, general and legislative hostility to foreign national offenders; JCWI are very pleased to share with you a rare grant of exceptional case funding.
By Nicola Burgess, Supervising Solicitor.
JCWI are instructed to act in a complex deportation case concerning a South African national who has resided in the United Kingdom from the age of 5 months.
The Home Office caseowner initially conceded deportation based on her length of residence (now totalling over 49 years) but this was overturned at Director level.
The NHS and Immigration are two of the public’s greatest concerns and play a vital part in the General Election camapign. Politicians choose to separate them, but the truth is they are completely intwined. One won’t survive without the other.
Stephen Nickell from The Office for Budget Responsibility told MPs the NHS would be "in dire straits" without migrant workers.
US Embassy Emergency Protest
5.30pm Wed 26 Nov,
24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ
Sabby Dhalu for Stand up to racism said:
David Cameron, in a desperate attempt to keep his own troops happy has started making noises about demanding an exceptional ‘brake’ on EU immigration to protect British workers’ jobs.
There are six key problems such a measure would create:
Cameron wants to determine which country’s citizens may continue to enjoy freedom of movement to the UK and which cannot. By discriminating against certain EU countries and not others, racism and xenophobia become embraced by the Government of the UK.
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