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Nov 22 5 tweets 1 min read
Every politician ever scoring points claiming both that we need to train Brits to do high paid jobs, & also only bring in migrants trained to do high paid jobs...

The part they whisper is their contempt for low paid workers no matter where they’re born 🙄 theguardian.com/politics/2022/…
You only want “highly skilled” migrants? So… you’re reserving low-paid work for Brits?
Oh no we’re meant to also be training more Brits to take the “high skilled” jobs, right?

In this scenario who serves food? Who makes deliveries? Who provides care?

Just raise wages. For all.
Whether someone from UK or not does it, we need clean workplaces & food on supermarket shelves.
These jobs aren’t considered “high skilled” but they are highly necessary & politicians with the old lines on “importing cheap Labour” ignore them because the answer is to RAISE WAGES.
So much easier to present a world where the people who clean hospital wards can be completely ignored.

Politicians get to blow their dog whistle and we can all take out our frustrations about poor work conditions by slashing the rights attached to a visa.

Pathetic beyond words.
Oooooooooh they make me so mad with their pathetic nonsense.

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Nov 18
On Thursday 24th we will gather to remember the people who died trying to reach the lives we take for granted in the UK.

At 6pm we will stand on either side of the Channel, at Sunny Sands beach in Folkestone, and across the water Dunkirk, to say: Not one more death at our border Image
@_KRAN_ @BridgeeCee @sdetsup @FrancescaHumi Please share this beautiful poster widely, and join us there!

If you are interested in attending from London, I'll share info about travel that we are arranging ASAP on this thread.

We must stand up for love in these dark times. Borders kill. We need safe routes now!
@_KRAN_ @BridgeeCee @sdetsup @FrancescaHumi In the meantime, for those of you on facebook, the event link is here - please spread the word: fb.me/e/1J2e0mEbV Image
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Nov 14
Oh I see it’s time to bring back out this thread of Tory Home Secretaries signing THE deal with France that is going to end unauthorised journeys to the UK… #r4today
I may have been unfair of course, I have to admit that there was one Tory Home Secretary from the last decade who didn’t sign an expensive, dangerous, hostile and most of all useless deal with France.

Lol that was Grant Shapps 💀💀💀💀 #r4today
Read 7 tweets
Oct 7
New report 🚨

Kids born to refugees, seeking protection on the move in Europe are at risk of statelessness.

Parents without documents cannot always register their child’s birth, & women from some countries cannot pass on their nationality to kids born abroad. #StatelessJourneys
Migrants in Albania, Bulgaria, Czechia, Spain & Ukraine with stateless kids were given specialist support by @ENStatelessness members.

In this 5 min video, some of these families talk about their fight & what it means to be born without a nationality:

No child should be born without a nationality because of their parents’ migration status, or any reason

We urgently need to reform citizenship laws across Europe so any child born here who would be stateless can obtain nationality of the only country they know #StatelessJourneys
Read 4 tweets
Sep 28
As literally always, Minnie is right.

Announcing a 'Points Based System' (again) is completely meaningless. It's what both parties have said they'll do at least since Brexit, if not before.

I understand Labour is forever seeking the fudge, but here is what they SHOULD do...🪡
1. End the Hostile Environment
Contrary to what raging headlines would tell you, what matters isn't the number of immigrants one party or another would bring in, it's the rights they have.

Labour should pledge unambiguously to scrap all policies that criminalise migrant's lives.
That means getting rid of all surveillance & data-sharing on migrants & minorities.

NHS workers must be able to see patients, not passports, & provide healthcare without involving the Home Office.

Landlords must not bring racist immigration enforcement into our rental markets.
Read 14 tweets
Aug 4
Can I be bothered to explain why this is obviously a pile of absolute rubbish?

I guess I can?

OK, so. Obviously, unbelievably obviously, Liz Truss is simply spouting the same baseless lies that have failed us all for decades. We badly need an honest approach to migration. 🧵
I should start with carrier sanctions - If an airline flies someone without the right visa to the UK, they're liable for fines to cover the cost of detention & deportation (& that kind of cruelty dont come cheap)

SOME people enter without the right documents, but relatively few.
IF a refugee manages this they can apply for asylum-

They'll be trapped without right to work in poor quality accommodation for years with the threat of deportation to Rwanda over them. Statistically likely to eventually be recognised as needing protection & allowed to rebuild.
Read 17 tweets
Jun 17
Here’s the thing on “Rwanda plane was never meant to take off, it’s all a dead cat” : No.

1. The people who were supposed to be on that flight have been traumatised. This govt deports people whenever it can & would have deported them. Each one of them is what matters most.
2. That is not to say that the focus on performing insensate cruelty towards refugees isn’t a deliberate attempt to shore up the govt’s political position & move the conversation away from Johnson resigning - it is.
Just that they truly would sacrifice refugees to that end.
3. On the idea they wanted to lose in court to build their narrative against human rights, again, no.
They wanted to win in court and still present the same narrative about how courts/lawyers TRIED to get in the way.
This govt was already & always out for our Human Rights Act.
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