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1/ This is truly shocking. @carolinenokes at Home Affairs committee saying that it will be UK Govt policy to plunge 3.6m EU citizens straight into the #HostileEnvironment in case of no deal Brexit. Creating 2 indistinguishable classes of EU citizens with different sets of rights
2/ @YvetteCooperMP's face says it all. Utter disbelief that the UK Govt's plan is to create two indistinguishable classes of EU citizens with two different sets of rights in case of no deal Brexit which will automatically lead to discrimination from employers.
3/ @YvetteCooperMP quite clearly not believing what she just heard asks again. And again @carolinenokes confirms her intention to create an environment that will lead to discrimination against the 3.6m EU citizens who will have no documentation to prove their status at that point
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@phoenix_de @guyverhofstadt Die Bürgerrechte der @The3Million sowie @BritishInEurope finden trotz allem zu wenig Gewichtung! Die EU hat nur dann eine Zukunft, wenn sie sich weniger von Lobbygruppen&mächtigen Wirtschaftsunternehmen leiten lässt&ein Bürgerparlament installiert,das mit entscheidet&konrolliert!
@phoenix_de @guyverhofstadt @The3Million @BritishInEurope @Eu27K @julienfouchet1 @inthebrickhouse @fairvoteuk @Lawyers4EU @UKEUchallenge @voiceseurope @AndrewAtter @julie4nw Another problem,UK democracy is hijacked by populists.@guyverhofstadt“Europe has a 5th column in its ranks:Putin's cheerleaders who want to destroy Europe&liberal democracy:LePen,Wilders..use Kremlin money&intelligence. Farage's friend Banks colluded with Russia 2deliver #Brexit
@phoenix_de @guyverhofstadt @The3Million @BritishInEurope @Eu27K @julienfouchet1 @inthebrickhouse @fairvoteuk @Lawyers4EU @UKEUchallenge @voiceseurope @AndrewAtter @julie4nw @julienfouchet1 “Our pan-European movement @Eu27K wants to mobilise people in all of the 27 states so that people understand why the UK is leaving the EU–they don’t know in the memberstates that this Brexit is illegal.We aim 2 create a support committee in each of the 27 states.“
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I am SICK to my stomach. This is white supremacy. This is fascism on the rise globally. independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…
And for those who do not know about the #WindrushGeneration - these were Black people from Caribbean nations (mostly from JA) who were INVITED by the British Gov't from 1948 - 1971 to help meet a labor shortage GB was having at the time.
GB 1971 Immigration Act gave all Commonwealth citizens who were already living in the UK the right to stay permanently. So what's going on now?? Well -as fascism is rising in the UK & "cracking down on immigrants" is not the order of the day...
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1/ After the #WindrushScandal media, politicians & organisations are worried that the 3.6m EU citizens in the UK might fall into the #HostileEnvironment after Brexit. The truth is that we are already deep in it.
2/ part of the #HostileEnvironment is the right-to-rent scheme. Threatening Landlords with £3k fine should they rent to someone undocumented. @RLA_PEARL research shows that as a result 1 in 6 landlords already reluctant to let to EU citizens.
3/ Employers are also already discriminating against EU citizens in fear of the £20k fine they face as part of #HostileEnvironment. Triggering @PaulBlomfieldMP to write to @DavidDavisMP last August
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Short Thread about the @AmberRuddHR memo. #Windrush
This is a quote from the memo, "This will move us along the path towards the 10% increased performance on enforced returns, which we promised the home secretary earlier this year."

So regardless of whether she... 1/x
...actually read the memo, she was aware the Immigration Enforcement Agency was attempting to increase enforced returns by 10%. How did she think that was going to happen? Put in some policies & hope for the best? Anyone who has worked in any sort of modern large... 2/x
...organisation would know that that would be broken down into regional targets, team targets, all the way down to individual officials' KPIs, which was, of course, the evidence given to the Select Committee this week.

So, giving #AmberRudd the benefit of the doubt... 3/x
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1/ There seems to be a coordinated attack by @LBC on the more understanding press coverage EU citizens have received after the Home Office shambles regarding the plight of the #WindrushGeneration. Using targeted xenophobic harassment directed at Romanians & Bulgarians
2/ @NickFerrariLBC directly on @LBC and @toryboypierce who is also a presenter at that station.
3/ pitching the plight of the #WindrushGeneration directly against EU citizens and especially against Romanians & Bulgarians who they class as rapists, paedophiles & criminals
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1/ Yesterday, we met @carolinenokes the immigration minister, and senior civil servants of the Home Office in the House of Commons.
2/ During a frank exchange, the minister confirmed that the Home Office would not test EU citizens retrospectively for having exercised treaty rights when they apply for settled status.
3/ She committed to making details available about the scheme by replying in writing to all 128 questions the3million published by us last week the3million.org.uk/128questions
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A #Windrush thread

Theresa May has met Caribbean leaders to talk about the treatment of the #windrushgeneration. Yesterday Downing Street refused such a meeting. But she’s changed her mind.
The Daily Mail thinks that was because it told her to. It may well be right.
The Mail has clout. It can change things for the better when it puts its mind to it. This could be described as good #journalism.
But good journalism (imho) also requires giving the reader the full story, not just the convenient bits.
Today’s paper includes a ragout from its Saturday essay, headlined “What an outrage!” (You may have missed it or not realised what it was about – that could be the heading on almost any Saturday essay).
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1/ #Windrush scandal shows that #citizensrights granted 47 years ago to thousands of immigrants can't be taken for granted. The main victims are those who came here as children before 1971 & who've lived here undisturbed until the introduction of the hostile environment in 2012
2/ there are strong parallels here with ca 727k EU children living in the UK. In a recent report @MigObs has identified children as one of the groups most likely to fall through the net when it comes to applying for and securing Settled Status
migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/resources/repo…
3/ We might not have to wait 47 years to see the effect of the hostile environment coming to bite those young EU citizens. What will happen to a 2 year old missed by the Settled Status system now when they want to enter the job market in 16 years when they turn 18?
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