The ultimate the “bad guy” here isn’t really the local authority, the devolved administration or even the outsourcers — it’s the Home Office. But their demonstrable badness only adds to the vicious cycle of rival nationalisms.
This year, the 70th anniversary of the year of the UN Refugee Convention, refugees have been given the right to vote in the Scottish Parliamentary elections for the first time.
This Election Sees Refugees Given Right to Vote For the First Time
The breaking news is that US President Donald Trump has tested positive for covid-19. It comes just five weeks ahead of the US Presidential election. That news somewhat puts in the shade Margaret Ferrier MP’s misdemeanours. The SNP MP travelled on train to London while awaiting a test result despite already having experienced “mild symptoms”, […]
A Home Office inspired dystopia is closer than you think
Charities and MPs are calling for an inquiry into the living conditions of asylum seekers, and the procurement process that led to hotel detentions.
Renewed Calls to Address Living Conditions for Asylum Seekers Following Stabbing
The stabbings in Park Inn hotel in Glasgow on Friday are an awful outcome of a system which breaks many of the people caught in its vice. Of course not everyone put through the savagery of the Home Office’s asylum seeker system and locked away in a hotel room for months goes on to commit […]
A terrible outcome of an awful system that leaves no one safe
“Both the BBC and the Scottish Police Federation (SPF) not only missed the night’s events, but replaced them with a fabricated version of their own.”
Analysis: Scottish racism is a modern phenomenon, not a legacy of the past
It is difficult to think of many things more contemptible than a protest which intimidates and violently attacks asylum seekers and refugees. The last thing someone who is just trying to get a safe place to live, and may well be experiencing trauma having been forced to flee war or social strife in their homeland, […]