Daily Archives: April 20, 2018

Jamaica:s PM Andrew Holness Talks About the Windrush Scandal and Commonwealth – Video

Jamaica:s PM Andrew Holness Talks About the Windrush Scandal and Commonwealth

Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness believes in being a member of the Commonwealth as a family association and an important asset to the country of Jamaica.

Broadcast on 19/04/2018 on Good Morning Britain

How the mainstream woke up to black excellence – The Guardian UK

How the mainstream woke up to black excellence

This week the unparalleled contributions of black performers were finally recognised by the establishment. Why has it taken so long?

Beyoncé, who has just headlined at Coachella, and Kendrick Lamar, who has won a Pulitzer prize, the first for a hip-hop artist.
 ‘We seem to be having a moment’ … Beyoncé, who has just headlined at Coachella, and Kendrick Lamar, who has won a Pulitzer prize, the first for a hip-hop artist. Composite: Getty Images

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UK Politics: Theresa May has created hostility to all immigrants

It’s not just Windrush. Theresa May has created hostility to all immigrants

There has been no bureaucratic snafu. The error was that the dragnet picked up some people who fall into a popular sympathy sweet spot

Theresa May, then home secretary, at the Conservative party conference in Manchester in 2011. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

To the politicians who presided over a long-term policy to use every means possible to reject and eject as many people from the UK, regardless of extenuating circumstances or status (up to and including whether they came to the country as British subjects or citizens), the Windrush scandal appears to be an aberration.

Amber Rudd called the treatment “appalling”, as if she had no responsibility for it as the current home secretary. Caroline Nokes, the immigration minister, revealed that there had been deportations but that she did not know how many, and that the situation “as a minister” had “appalled” her.          READ MORE

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/19/windrush-theresa-may-immigrants

 

Dear Prince Charles, do you think my brown skin makes me unBritish?

Dear Prince Charles, do you think my brown skin makes me unBritish?

The Prince of Wales told me I don’t look like I’m from Manchester. If this is how he thinks, he shouldn’t be the next head of the Commonwealth
Anita Sethi meeting Prince Charles at the Commonwealth People’s Forum in London
 Anita Sethi meeting Prince Charles at the Commonwealth People’s Forum in London. ‘I feel angry that there could be such casual ignorance in the corridors of power.’ Photograph: Vinya Ariyaratne

met Prince Charles this week at the Commonwealth People’s Forum at which I was a speaker (on a day whose itinerary was entitled Politics of Hope: Taking on Injustice in the Commonwealth). It was part of the buildup to the Commonwealth heads of government meeting, the summit of leaders of 53 countries representing more than 2 billion people.

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