Category Archives: Citizenship

The UK is experiencing a pandemic – so why does the government continue to prioritise immigration?

The effects of immigration policy on NHS patients and staff demonstrate how the government is focusing on restrictions to immigration over public health. The issue of immigration has been at the forefront of political discussions for a number of years, … Continue reading

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Hostile environment, Covid-19 and the myth of the immigrant taking advantage

Covid-19 made it clear: UK’s social contract with migrants is based on exploitation. Once again, women are the ones who have it the worst. We are all too familiar with the right-wing rhetoric about migrants “abusing” UK public services.  In … Continue reading

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Paulette Wilson – She cannot be forgotten

Paulette Wilson  became a prominent figure in the Windrush scandal after being detained by the Home Office. Paulette Wilson left Jamaica in the hope of a better life when she was only 10. Having spent most of her life in … Continue reading

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Leicester sweatshops and the negligence of BAME lives

Exposing the atrocious working conditions in garment factories in Leicester shocked the nation, but this is no isolated incident: BAME labour is systemically exploited in the UK.   Leicester garment factories in the spotlight A report by Labour Behind the … Continue reading

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End of compassion in immigration policy

The new immigration bill, ending free movement within the EU, may be intended create a ‘high-skill’ economy, but comes at a high cost for the British society. On Monday 18th of May, the House of Commons accepted the proposed new … Continue reading

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Refugee Week: Imagine Being a Refugee in 2020

This week, for Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, we imagine being a refugee during a pandemic. This week marks UK Refugee Week and World Refugee Day (on the 20th). The 2020 theme for Refugee Week is “Imagine”. Imagine a … Continue reading

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Britain’s Black Lives Matter

Is the UK racist like the US? Some might say Yes. This does not mean every individual white Brit hates black people – however, it does mean that our institutions, from the education system to criminal justice, uphold some level … Continue reading

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The Windrush scandal is proof that institutional racism still prevails

On the 25th anniversary of the Stephen Lawrence murder, the Windrush scandal shows that institutional racism across UK organisation is still prevalent, in text book form. The murder of Stephen Lawrence has changed the legal landscape of the UK forever. … Continue reading

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JAN Trust wins Education and Training Charity of the Year

10 June 2019 JAN Trust is delighted to announce we have won one of the most prestigious awards in the charity sector – the Education and Training Charity of the Year 2019! The Charity Awards is Civil Society Media’s annual … Continue reading

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Racist and Religious Hate Crimes on the Rise in London – will this worrying trend end?

Islamophobic hate crimes in March were the highest they’ve been in a year, following shootings in two Christchurch mosques.   The news of the horrific shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15th March in which fifty people … Continue reading

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