see url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43726976
Interesting article on the history of the migration of the
Afro-Caribbean migration to the UK in the last century. The Home
Office, in all its wisdom has been instructed to take a hard line on
immigration because it is perceived that the UK citizenry want it. They
came over here, because they were invited by the UK government, which
was suffering from a dearth of human resources to fill menial tasks and
jobs in the lower echelons of the working class, because our lot weren't
prepared to do the jobs. They were granted the right to remain.
The Home Office minions decided to look at the registries to see who was
or was not registered. Apart from those who had registered citizen ship
and British passports, a small minority, the vast majority were charged
with producing evidence of their right to stay in the UK. Many of them
had been brought up here from childhood. Many of them were quite
settled and never gave it a second thought that they weren't British
Citizens, or didn't have the right to remain or be entitled to old age
pensions. They were in for a big shock. They were asked to prove that
they had the right of residency. If they hadn't registered then it was
deemed that they were not British citizens. However, they had been
granted the right to stay in the UK permanently, under some Act of
Parliament or the other, unbeknownst to the Home Office...:-) and how
does one prove something when the onus is on the government to prove it
is not? A number of them were locked up in detention centres, for a
while and some, even more than once had to spend weeks before their
appeals were upheld; some were deported, many of them had their rights
to a job or benefits removed. Many don't have the money to afford a
lawyer to take up their case for an appeal to the Immigration Tribunal.
There is a huge waiting list at the Appeals Tribunal due to a backlog.
Recent figures show that over 50% of Appeals against removal are
granted...such a high percentage shows a huge miscarriage of justice.
All because of mismanagement, poor training, and an attitude amongst our
ruling elite to "get rid of them damned blacks, by any means". The Home
Secretary, Angela Rudd apologised, saying it was about individuals and
muttering something about policy, saying that she will put it right.
She looked so angry, just as angry as the black M.P.
The policy, has of course back fired. And like all of those things,
which have been put off by Prime Ministers, in charge of a minority
government of their own making, who are in too much of a hurry to bomb
Syria due to alleged misuse of chemicals and nerve gases and get us out
of the European Union as soon as possible, the problem was put on the
back burner, even though Her Majesties Independent BBC was plugging
articles about it for weeks beforehand. However, this week sees the
Commonwealth Conference being held here in London, where all the leaders
and representatives of the Queens Commonwealth turn up for a week of
jollies and exchanges of ideas and news, and to possibly talk about who
the next head of the Commonwealth will be, rumoured Prince Charles,
owing to the Queen's reluctance to continue with the job due to her
adage, and him being next in line to the throne.
Yesterday, it all came to a head and the shit hit the fan in parliament,
with a rousing, fiery and loud speech by one of our Black M.P.s. David
Lammy, a Windrusher himself, who raised the problem in no uncertain
terms. The P.M. wasn't the one to bear the main brunt of his invective,
it was the Home Secretary, Angela Rudd; the P.M. nevertheless had been
in charge of the Home Office for so many years in the past, that she was
the one being held responsible.
I haven't seen parliament quite so wired up in a long while, it put the
Syrian missile attack well in the background. So, there was an apology
for the policy error and it is all to be put right. Most embarrassing
for the P.M. as she is due to meet up with some black Commonwealth
leaders to discuss a rosy future with a pink Brexit looming and more
free trade options needed with the Commonwealth if the UK is to continue
with its leading role in the world, and to show what an excellent
democracy we are with equal rights for all of our "citizens". Oh! And
the P.M. is to speak with our colleagues from the Commonwealth, many of
them black Christians, who do not want to contemplate making LGBT legal
in their own backyards, about the merits of promoting LGBT as a way of
safeguarding human rights in world society. Apparently some of those
very same Commonwealth countries have laws going back to the time of the
rule of the British Empire which make sodomy and such expressions of
sexuality a serious criminal offence, and their present leadership are
unable to reconcile their Christian values with said practices...
What a contrary world...don't you think....such difficult decisions.
Oh! What complicated paths we tread to achieve our aims of Nirvana...or
is it Heaven:-)