Her life is here in the UK, yet out of the blue mysterious dark officials grind someones life to dust. A most dreadful and totally needless deportation; we read that she worked her way throughout her three decades, never claimed benefits in her life of thirty years in the UK. Solid decent people. And notice how in the report we are told four people flew her back to a country she no longer has any connection with, having built a life here in the UK for thirty years. Try to imagine what she has had to endure in this insane, pointless and utterly destructive deportation and perpetrated on a Sunday when all legal help is out of reach. Criminality dressed up as 'Government'.
Theresa May should be made answerable for this.... though I'm not very happy with PM TM as to my mind a mere four percent swing to leave the EU (as much as I detest much of what the EU means for the UK) is no reason for the utter turmoil and ball-breaking expense of extricating ourselves from what appears to be a non-democratic organisation. And look at Farage now that theres work to be done he's nowhere in sight and more recently looking highly suspicious. One of my main criticisms of the EU being to my mind a non-democratic organisation is that it seems unable to 'bend' or accomodate other than views promulgated behind closed doors, its debating chamber often a charade (unworkable) and I find homogenisation and erosion of national identity to be highly undesirable.
I also think that in regard to Irene Clennel and people in her situation the £18,600 ruling as to income and deportation being triggered beneath that level is quite cruel and ignorant, in county Durham where Irene lived and being away from the higher costs of the south of England a more modest income is quite normal. I wonder what PM Theresa May has to say about that!
name of victim : Irene Clennel.
Theres crowd-funding to help her legal battle : https://www.gofundme.com/bringirene
What the hell is happening in this world??
Likewise the mayhem, idiocy and blind ignorance displayed by USA border controls as a highly regarded French academic attempts to attend a routine no hassle conference in the USA ... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/26/us/f
name of victim : Henry Rousso.
Its hard to believe things are so bad so quickly. Everything Orwell predicted has arrived, likewise Huxley. Why is it such madness takes hold so quickly? http://kllrchrd4.livejournal.com/17
I find that here in the UK bbc news is a poor substitute, slow, way behind the loop, patchy coverage. If that were my 'window onto the world' then I would be sorely ignorant.
postscript, history must never be forgotten or concealed, heres the very sorry sad tale of the infamous refusal to assist refugees; the ship 'St Louis' full of persecuted Europeans fleeing the holocaust, only to be turned back to inevitable death in Hitlers camps. Someone else that was an expert in propoganda and lies, hood-winking the masses. Note how the newspaper clip of the time tells us fine well that scores on board even carried Consular Visas with them to ensure their safe arrival on American soil. And of course mid-journey the law was reversed and their pass to safety became worthless.