A very simple, very powerful online campaign to raise awareness of Britain's role in resettling Syrian refugees https://www.howwelcomingistheuk.org/How (un)welcoming is the UK?www.howwelcomingistheuk.orgWhy risk the boats? Have a look at how many Syrian civilians fleeing violence has the UK resettled. Prepare to be shocked.
Earlier this week, one of our volunteers called to ask about Azure cards - the payment cards issued to some asylum seekers. Someone she knows had been unable to use her card to buy new underclothes in both Tesco's and Sainsbury's on the same day. Our volunteer wanted to check the rules. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/423333/azure_card_carrier_04_2015.pdf Today her […]
Has the debate on immigration narrowed? Very interesting analysis here from Liverpool Uni bodHard Evidence: how has press coverage of immigration changed?theconversation.comThe British press has been accused of many things in recent years, most of them bad, but how can we measure performance in coverage of a particular subject such as immigration, and how is […]
This afternoon we helped migrant activists with #brightideas to make 5 minute films describing how they could improve the lives of other migrants in Leeds with a little bit of money. Amongst other things, we filmed pitches for - a Family Fun day where the children are entertained, whilst the adults get help on employment, […]
An interactive global map of freedom in 2015 (and 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995 etc) https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2015#.VSe2IPCsF0EFreedom in the World 2015 | Freedom Housefreedomhouse.orgNew Release: Freedom in the World 2015, the latest edition of its annual report on political rights and civil liberties in 195 countries around the globe.