Saturday 15 January 2022, 5pm on Zoom. Third in our series of “linking-up-the-campaigns” meetings.
• Julie Ward, No to Hassockfield https://notohassockfield.org.uk/
• Emma Jones, Labour Campaign for Free Movement https://www.labourfreemovement.org/
• Alena Ivanova, Another Europe is Possible https://www.anothereurope.org/
In the North-East campaigners are opposing the development of an Immigration Removal Centre for women, similar to a Category 3 Prison. The UK’s asylum and immigration system is already mean-spirited – the UK, despite its relative wealth, ranks no.17 for refugee intake per head of population of the EU+ 28 – and the Tories are pushing through the Borders Bill to make it even meaner. Labour Party conference 2019 voted to defend and extend free movement, but the leadership is back-pedalling fast.