"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

'Henry is being removed to Nigeria today.He hasn't been there for 31 yrs. He leaves behind his British wife & children.'

Via https://twitter.com/Heather_Jones5/status/517250357039476736

'Too many laws, not enough justice – voice from Haslar' - http://unlocked.org.uk/blog/too-many-laws-not-enough-justice-voice-from-haslar/

There's still time to submit a statement to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration's Detention Inquiry - http://detentionforum.org.uk/detention-inquiry-2/

Deadline today!


  1. Do you think you could maybe use your Freedom of Information account to find out how much these immigration centres cost to run? I suspect that the number would be a good rallying point for showing people that the Home Office are the real scroungers.

    1. Hi Jacqueline,

      I think that Detention Action may have tackled this already. See their FAQ :

      'How much does it cost the taxpayer?
      One year of detention in Colnbrook, where many people are held for long periods of time, costs over £70,000.'

      This in response to a parliamentary question - note that not all detention centres may cost the same - http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2013-10-31c.168092.h&s=immigration+detention#g168092.q0 :
      'The estimated average direct annual cost of holding a person in our immigration detention facilities for 2013-14 is £37,230.' (Mark Harper, then Immigration Minister)

      That last link was via Detention Forum's FAQ - http://detentionforum.wordpress.com/at-the-parliament-2/parliamentary-questions-on-immigration-detention/