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Twilight in Brexitland

  • September 18, 2017
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Yesterday evening I shared a horrific post on Facebook about a tetraplegic woman whose disability benefits have just been cancelled, and has just been summoned to a job interview by her local job centre.  As shocking as it was, this dreadful decision was a fairly typical example of the cruelty and incompetence that has...

Cruel Britannia: come on and feel the hate

  • March 30, 2013
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Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, has accused Britain of ‘shameful rhetoric’ on immigration.   Muiznieks told the Guardian ‘The UK debate has taken a worrying turn as it depicts lower-skilled migrants as dangerous foreigners coming to steal jobs, lower salaries and spoil the health system. ‘

Muizniek was particularly concerned about...

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