David Landau writes: Since the turn of the century, there has been a succession of attacks on migrants and refugees by Government. But over the last three years there has been an extraordinary acceleration of attacks on migrants’ rights, one thing after another; it’s difficult to keep up.
The Rwanda Plan, the Nationality and Borders Act, the Illegal Immigration Act, accommodation on barges, the threat to erode human rights legislation and withdraw from the European Convention on human rights. Now we have Cleverly’s 5 point plan:
This is focused on ‘legal immigration’ to find employment in the UK, but narrows down what is legal. It should be noted now that the 20% deal was a free gift to the employers and an attack on both migrant and non-migrant workers and was itself introduced by the Tories.
We have always said that an injury to one is an injury to all – an attack on migrants is an attack on everyone. But these latest developments threaten all of us in two specific ways:
New alliances will need to be built to link the struggles.
And what is the Labour Party doing? Are they championing migrant and refugee rights? No! They complain that the Tories have stolen their ideas in an incomprehensible joke about shopping trolleys.
RELENTLESS ATTACKS? WE FIGHT BACK!
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Just Stop Oil – Slow Marches
Slow marches are still legal (so LOW RISK of arrest), and are extremely effective. The plan is to keep up the pressure on this ecocidal government to stop all new fossil fuel licences.
Saturday 17th February: national march for Palestine
National demonstration: part of a Global Day of Action for Gaza
Full Ceasefire NOW! Stop the Genocide in Gaza: Assemble 12 noon in central London
Full details to follow
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