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.