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£563,000 to consultants for six weeks work on ‘narrative’

25 August 2020
Consultants McKinsey was paid more than half a million pounds by the British government for “six weeks of work” to decide the “vision, purpose and narrative” of a new public health authority in England.

Refugee drowns in the Channel as Tories call for more repression

19 August 2020
The 16 year old was trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy using shovels for oars

Racist ‘illegal’ pushbacks put migrants’ lives at risk

18 August 2020
 At least 1,072 refugees have been left to die at sea by the Greek coastguard since March this year. The Greece government follows the same racist logic as Boris Johnson

Tories’ racist migrant plan is a death sentence for refugees

10 August 2020
The government is using racist scapegoating against desperate refugees trying to cross the English Channel and reach safety.

Priti Patel announces new racist regulation

14 July 2020
The Tories’ new points-based system comes alongside brutal attacks on refugees, writes Sophie Squire

Tory racist rules leave a million migrants living in squalor

02 June 2020
A million people in Britain are banned from claiming any benefits—and the coronavirus crisis will throw hundreds of thousands more into the same situation. Tomáš Tengely-Evans lifts the lid on a horrific, hidden world

Tories retreat on NHS charge

25 May 2020
Anti-racists vowed to step up the fight against NHS charges for migrants after Tory prime minister Boris Johnson was forced into a humiliating U-turn.

Patel’s pretend praise for NHS migrant workers is so pitiful

18 May 2020
Just a few short weeks ago home secretary Priti Patel was showering praise on migrants working in health and social care. Their “extraordinary ­contribution” would be recognised she said while ­hinting that the huge fees they must pay to use the NHS would be “reviewed”.

Tories still wage their war on low paid migrant workers

13 April 2020
The Home Office confirmed last week that migrants deemed “low skilled” would have no opportunity to make a life in Britain after Brexit

Windrush report slams government, but pulls back from fundamental change

19 March 2020
The Tories’ treatment of the Windrush generation of migrants was “consistent with some elements” of institutional racism, according to an official report.

Demand to open detention centres over coronavirus sickness fears

17 March 2020
Detainee rights organisations have said the Tories should “immediately release all immigration detainees”.

Detainee died ‘in plain sight’

03 March 2020
A man died from dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia “in plain sight” in a detention centre, an inquest has found.

‘Locked in a detention centre, I work for £1 an hour’

25 February 2020
The Tories have handed Serco a multimillion pound contract to run a further two immigration detention centres

Deported man speaks out - ‘I have no work, no money and am in constant pain’

16 February 2020
A disabled man who was one of the 17 people deported to Jamaica on Tuesday says he’s living in “constant pain” because he doesn’t have access to medication. 

Dosh for deportations—how private firms cash in

16 February 2020
Deportations to Jamaica have exposed the horror of Britain’s immigration system. But they’ve got bosses rubbing their hands

Campaign for return of disabled man deported to Jamaica

13 February 2020
The Tories' vicious deportation regime is causing massive suffering

Shamima Begum loses legal appeal

11 February 2020
Shamima Begum

Tory plan for mass deportation to Jamaica suffers setback

10 February 2020
A Jamaican man says he faces “death and nothing else” if the Tories manage to deport him on Tuesday.

Do not value migrants just for their ‘productivity’

04 February 2020
We mustn’t let business interests dominate arguments against the Tories’ vicious immigration bill, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Boris Johnson announces racist visa plan

08 December 2019
Tory prime minister Boris Johnson has ramped up racist scapegoating in the final week of the general election campaign. He unveiled a draconian plan on Sunday that would deny tens of thousands of migrants the right to live in Britain after Brexit. 

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