Category - asylum

  • 3 Sep 2010

    The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has made an impassioned plea to keep a Malawian mother and daughter in Scotland.

  • 27 Jul 2010

    The Greek authorities should immediately review their policy of locking up asylum-seekers and irregular migrants, including many unaccompanied children, Amnesty International said in a new report today.

  • 11 Jul 2010

    As the old joke goes, the way to confuse Daily Mail readers is to tell them that asylum-seekers are the natural enemies of homosexuals. This wouldn't have worked last week, when the Supreme Court ruled in favour of two gay asylum-seekers, giving the right-wing media the opportunity to go into full scaremongering mode, firing off prejudiced comments about two groups handily combined into one.

  • 8 Jul 2010

    The UK's Supreme Court has ruled that asylum-seekers fleeing homophobic should not simply be sent back and told to keep their sexuality a secret in their own countries.

  • 19 May 2010

    Following the news of an end to child detention in Dungavel, a Scottish group have said this may just mean a transfer of the practice to England.

  • 27 Apr 2010

    As the election campaign rumbles on, one voice is invariably missing whenever asylum and immigration comes up: the voice of asylum seekers. Anselme Noumbiwa is destined to be deported to Cameroon tomorrow morning. He will be forcibly removed, handcuffed and taken, restrained by the sheer force of at least two immigration officials, on a charter flight to return to mortal danger and torture. You can do something about this.

  • 26 Apr 2010

    A quick analysis of the various positions of the parties contained in their manifestos on asylum finds Labour making a very bland reference and the Conservatives making no reference at all (the 'Great Ignored'?). This is despite the Tory manifesto running to over 100 pages. The other parties do better with the exception of Plaid, who also make no mention, and UKIP whose policy is based largely on detention. The Lib Dems promise to let asylum seekers work and end the detention of children, and the Greens promise to end destitution - all policies strongly supported by the churches.

  • 25 Mar 2010

    UKIP is generally treated as respectable and fairly mainstream, while the BNP is demonised. But is there really much difference between them? I decided to compare their policies and found that they were even more similar than I expected.

  • 13 Jan 2009
  • 28 Nov 2008

    The Archbishop of York has joined other church leaders and criticised recent comments by Government minister Phil Woolas. Dr John Sentamu said recent comments by Mr Woolas were wrong.