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.
Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has strongly criticised the inhuman UK policy on asylum seekers and has also spoken against the anti-homosexuality bill currently going through the Ugandan parliament.
The patron saint of children and the imprisoned - and the inspiration for the modern day Father Christmas - St Nicholas was turned away at the gate of the Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre when he tried to deliver gifts to the children inside.