Not ‘theirs’. Ours.

Depriving a person of their liberty is a very serious thing to do.

This fact is generally acknowledged in UK law. The police can only hold suspects for 24 hours before they have to either charge them or let them go. If they’re dealing with a suspected murderer, they might get to keep them for up to 96 hours. Terrorist suspects can be detained without charge for up to fourteen days. Continue reading “Not ‘theirs’. Ours.”

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‘We weren’t upset or worried at first. We had all our papers in order.’

Here is the second in our series of interviews with people affected by the Home Office’s policy of detaining and deporting rough sleepers. Continue reading “‘We weren’t upset or worried at first. We had all our papers in order.’”

No More Broken Promises! Twitterstorm against Hackney Council’s Mayor Glanville

On December 20th 2016, a group of NELMA families met with Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney. 

We gave Mayor Glanville a dossier documenting Hackney’s poor treatment of destitute migrant families who seek support under Section 17 of the Children Act 1989. Continue reading “No More Broken Promises! Twitterstorm against Hackney Council’s Mayor Glanville”

Homelessness charities and local authorities complicit in detention and deportation of EU nationals rough sleeping

Three of London’s largest homelessness charities (St. Mungo’s, Thames Reach and Change, Grow, Live – formerly known as Crime Reduction Initiative) are collaborating with the Home Office to have EU rough sleepers detained without charge and removed to their country of origin purely on the basis that they are rough sleeping. Continue reading “Homelessness charities and local authorities complicit in detention and deportation of EU nationals rough sleeping”

‘The Round-Up: rough sleeper immigration raids and charity collaboration’

Today Corporate Watch published a report entitled ‘The Round-Up: rough sleeper immigration raids and charity collaboration’, which exposes the active collaboration of London’s Mayor, local councils and homelessness charities delivering street outreach services – St Mungo’s, Thames Reach and Change, Grow, Live (CGL). Continue reading “‘The Round-Up: rough sleeper immigration raids and charity collaboration’”