Yashika, UKIP and us….

Reblogged because Paul sums up exactly how I feel – ” We’re complicit in this, and deeply. We’ve let it happen – I don’t mean at the detail level, and I know lots of individuals who have spoken up boldly and bravely about it, but as a nation, this seems to be the way we’re going, and what we seem to be accepting – and even applauding, if the enthusiasm for Nigel Farage last night is anything to go by. That is profoundly depressing, and we should be deeply ashamed.” Oh Yes

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It was sadly poignant that the same day that Yashika Bageerathi was deported, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was trouncing Nick Clegg in a televised debate. The two things may seem unconnected – but they’re not, they’re intrinsically linked. Xenophobia rules the roost in the UK right now. The deportation of Yashika – and the death, just two days earlier, of Christine Case, in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Detention Centre – may look like tragic, individual events but they’re not. They’re what a ‘tough’ immigration policy looks like. Yashika’s case has been highlighted as particularly cruel, but to imagine that it is unique is naïve to say the least. All the hand-wringing over Yashika, important though her case is, misses the point to a great extent. We’ve build this system. These are the consequences.

Pressure has rightly been put on Theresa May and James Brokenshire over Yashika – because they could potentially have…

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2 thoughts on “Yashika, UKIP and us….

  1. Anyone interested in the future with Labour should read this – it is not bright – in fact it builds on all the neoliberalism (fascism) of the last 30 years:

    http://www.yourbritain.org.uk/policy-areas

    yes, they say they are going to repel the Bedroom Tax – but look at what else they say and what they say nothing about – Labour is the new Tory party

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