Archive for May, 2018


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Belhaj settlement

Posted: May 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Readers of this blog will know of the appalling treatment the Belhaj family received in Libya and the role of the British government in their abduction and torture. The settlement as far as it goes is welcome therefor.


Last week’s events were dominated by the mounting scandal of the Windrush generation and how they were treated by the Home Office.  It ended with the resignation of the Home Secretary Amber Rudd following her various lapses concerning the policy of targets for removals.  The policy – set in place by her predecessor as Home Secretary, Theresa May – was an avowedly aggressive one and as we have seen in Salisbury, catches out all manner of people.

Last year, the acting group Ice and Fire performed for us at Sarum College using testimonies of people who had worked for the Border Agency.  A disgraceful element of their performance was the use of a toy monkey which was placed on an officer’s desk if he or she allowed someone to stay in the country.

A fuller description of their performance can be accessed here as it seems timely to reprise the post.  We hope you will take time to read it.


We attach the death penalty report for April thanks to group member Lesley for compiling it.

April report (Word)