Home Office changes to eviction rules for people newly granted refugee status are causing huge hardship for refugees in the UK and chaos for local authorities, writes the Migrant Champions Network.
“It shouldn’t take a Supreme Court ruling for the government to accept that this plan is grossly inhumane, and must be scrapped."
"The protest is against the use of scapegoating language by the government that is stirring up hatred and fear, creating division and opening the door to racists and the far right."
"We need to defend the asylum-seekers and their rights, and call out all the reactionary politicians who are willing to play roulette with people’s lives."
"The government has blood on its hands. These refugees were from Afghanistan & have a right to seek asylum here."
“With some in the labour movement arguing for a strategy of giving ground to the myths and vitriol around this issue, it's crucial that a strong lead is given in the fight against the politics of division.”
We must oppose the government’s illegal proposals, up the pressure by joining the demonstrations against the Bill, and put an end to the hostile environment, writes Olivia Blake MP
"The demonisation of asylum seekers belittles the serious problems that need to be addressed and seeks to utilise the issue as a political tool... a smokescreen for the real problems that exist in the country."
The Government line is that it wants to stop the people smugglers. The UK could give safe passage to refugees in Calais who have viable asylum claims, writes Care4Calais.
"We have to call a spade a spade and a racist act a racist act and there is no doubt that this government is conducting racist acts and illegal acts."