Fair Immigration: Dignity. Justice. Welcome. Action

4 August 2020  — FIRM

Fair Immigration Reform Movement – FIRM

Unlocking the Hostile Environment – What Next?

Covid-19, it turns out, is not the great equaliser. The pandemic and lockdown, together, have exposed the different social realities experienced by those on either side of the race and class divide. One differential is that between citizens and those who crossed borders. Within weeks of the pandemic BAME essential workers started dying in disproportionately higher numbers than white counterparts. The government dragged its feet in acknowledging the problem, and commissioning a review,  then refused to publish its findings about structural inequalities that contributed to these deaths. [read more]

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A life costs £10,000: how G4S’ Brook House detention contract works

4 August 2019 — Corporate Watch

In 2017, security company G4S was in the headlines again after the Panorama TV programme exposed new revelations of brutality in Brook House, one of two immigration detention centres the company runs for the Home Office. Two years later, the National Audit Office has published a report on G4S’ contract to run the centre.

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Statewatch News Online, 29 May 2015 (13/15): News: Med crisis and EU response

29 May 2015 — Statewatch.org/ • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

Statewatch coverage of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean

New Key Documents

1. European External Action Service (EEAS): Military Advice: RESTRICTED doc no: 8802-15
2. Political and Security Committee: PMG Recommendations on the draft Crisis Management
 3.Draft Crisis Management Concept for a possible CSDP operation to disrupt human smuggling networks in the Southern Central Mediterranean – Approval
4. Proposal for Council Decision
5. WRITTEN PROCEDURE for adoption of: Council Decision 
6. Formal Decision in the Official Journal 

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A Farage Farrago: Contradictions at the Heart of the UK Independence Party By Tony Mckenna

9 May 2014 — MRZine

In Westminster, the drip-drip of financial corruption — expense account abuse, the flipping of houses — is supplemented by a spectacle of “on-message” politicians whose speeches are slick with the shiny artificiality of well-oiled PR productions.  A never-ending parade of besuited, perfectly manicured politicians, staring out at the camera, eyes glazed with faux sincerity, features consciously arranged in well-ordered concern.  Naturally, such people, such projections, attain all the proportion and reality of a computer-generated avatar or, to say the same, Nick Clegg.

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Statewatch News Online, 17 April 2012 (05/13)

17 April 2013 — Home page: http://www.statewatch.org/ • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.   EU: Dublin III: Council of the European Union 
2.   EU: Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Fundamental rights at the EU’s southern sea borders
3.   EU: European Commission: Proposal for a Regulation for the surveillance of the external sea borders in the context of operational cooperation
4.   UK: Secret mission? UK “homeland security” firms were in India three weeks before David Cameron’s February trade mission
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Statewatch News Online, 8 March 2013 (03/13)

013 — Home page: http://www.statewatch.org/  • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

1.    EU: Millions of euros for new police databases in West Africa
2.    EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council: 7-8 March 2013
3.    EU: EUROPEAN INVESTIGATION ORDER (EIO): Nine MSs who proposed the EIO lobby the Council of the European Union for it to be quickly adopted
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Statewatch News Online, 15 January 2013 (01/13)

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1.   EU Council of the European Union: Informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council in Dublin on 17-18 January 2013
2.   EU: European Investigation Order
3.   EU: Commission makes €50 million available for the development of “big brother” PNR databases – before legislation has even been agreed
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