Beyond the Noise: Serco evictions – the ‘Hostile Environment’ in Scotland

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week Jamieson is joined by Robina Qureshi, director of Postivie Action in housing, to discuss the Serco’s plans to evict some 300 refugees from their homes in Scotland and the mounting campaign to stop them.

They discuss:

00:38 – What are the latest developments in Serco’s drive to evict refugees from their homes?

4:51 – How did Serco, a private outsourcing corporation, come to be making these decisions about refugee accommodation?

8:45 – What happened to the rhetoric in the days of the refugee crisis about Scottish local authorities and their readiness to act?

16:58 – What are the next steps for the campaign?

Picture: Lorna Miller