HM Inspector of Prisons exposes deputy prime minister’s fabrication to have ended detention of children: During a 25 minute fanfare at last month’s Liberal Democrat party conference, deputy prime minister Nick Clegg claimed again that the government has fulfilled its promise to end the immigration detention of children. It has not. It has simply re-branded the detention of children, opening a new detention facility for children at Pease Pottage, run by G4S and Barnardo’s. Yesterday, HM Inspector of Prisons (HMIP) published its first report on this new detention facility for children and families (“Cedars”). Continue reading “Medical Justice Update on Children in Detention”
The ‘farcical handling’ of an Afghan asylum seeker’s case? How many times have we heard that before?
The difference this time is that the Afghan asylum seeker was an interpreter who had worked for British forces – and had been injured in a Taliban bomb blast in Afghanistan – and there was clear documentary evidence to prove this. And the condemnation of the ‘farcical handling’ comes from the Daily Mail. Continue reading “Afghani interpreter is disbelieved by UKBA”