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Month: October 2022

The mythical ‘refugee crisis’

The Government claims that the UK has resettled more refugees that any other EU country. However, this figure only refers to a limited, specific UN resettlement scheme and only represents six
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Government complicit with inhumane conditions at Manston, MP suggests

A Conservative MP has attacked the government for ‘a breach of humane conditions’ at Manston, a processing centre for asylum seekers.   In an interview on the BBC’s Today programme,
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‘Stop Rwanda’ protest in Dorset

Campaigners from several Poole churches gathered at Sandbanks beach on 29th October, urging the government to drop its scheme deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda.   Protestors launched heart-shaped paper aeroplanes
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Disquiet at Braverman’s return as home secretary

Six days after her resignation because of major security breaches and contravention of the ministerial code, Suella Braverman has been reappointed as home office minister by the new PM, Rishi
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Stop Rwanda Group- demonstration at Sandbanks, 29.10.2022.

Members of Dorset churches are meeting near the Sandbanks car park to release paper heart-aeroplanes to fill the sky with hope and express their opposition to the Rwanda scheme. The
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Home Office accused of “catastrophic failure” to protect child asylum seekers

Ministers have admitted that they have no idea where 222 vulnerable, unaccompanied refugee children have gone, after they disappeared from Home Office-approved hotel accommodation. Seventeen vanished within a day of
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Labour would scrap Rwanda scheme and Braverman resigns

Keir Starmer has confirmed that a Labour government would scrap the Rwanda scheme. This follows the resignation of the home secretary, Suella Braverman, who attracted controversy by saying that it
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Desert Island discs with former Afghan refugee, Dr Waheed Arian

Radiologist Dr Waheed Arian spoke movingly about his experiences as a former Afghan refugee on Desert Island Discs. He arrived as a 15 year-old asylum seeker and was initially confined
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