Child refugees forced to share rooms with adults after being wrongly deemed over 18 | The Independent


Exclusive: Alarm over quality of Home Office age assessments as hundreds placed in adult hotels and only moved to children’s services when charities intervene

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As many refugees or asylum seekers have little or no Identity documents, as they may have lost them on route, had them stolen, were unable to bring them for some reason or they deliberately discarded then so that their identity, age and country of origin are unknown. It is, therefore very difficult for the authorities in the preferred country in which the persons wish to reside to correctly identify the correct information of the persons.

Some could be assumed younger that they say, older than say or actually believed, so the 2 former could cause many problems, children being classified as adults causing a problem for the children or adults classified as children causing problems for any children with whom they are placed. Let alone any problems they may come across on their treks over many lands. These are the risks that refugees and asylum seekers put themselves in, but there would more likely be risks if they stayed were they were.

So great care has to be taken by all concerned.

Many are undertaking these journey due to circumstances outside their control, so being incorrectly age assessed increases their problems, as does the length of the process and in many instances the quality of the accommodation they are placed in, especially having to share rooms and even more so beds.

The process needs to be conducted quicker, and there certainly needs to be more monitoring while the process is being conducted.

In reality it would be more beneficial if the need to seek asylum or be refugees were not necessary in the first place, but the reasons they do are also numerous, including famine, climate change, influence of wars and other conflicts, etc.

So great care needs to be undertaking by all concerned, so that successful outcomes are realised.

Source: Child refugees forced to share rooms with adults after being wrongly deemed over 18 | The Independent

Labour leader insists drinking with party staff last year did not breach rules – Wales Online


Sir Keir Starmer was photographed drinking with a number of people in a constituency office

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Who to trust, well here is a thought ‘Trust no one, especially a politician.’, as the only person you can really trust is yourself and even that is debatable sometimes.

 

Source: Labour leader insists drinking with party staff last year did not breach rules – Wales Online

Hiding behind the loophole of a dead sex trafficker? Stay classy, Andrew | Marina Hyde | The Guardian


‘Potential defendants’ are sweating (if they can) over whether Virginia Giuffre’s settlement with Epstein will protect them, says Guardian columnist Marina Hyde

 

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Prince Andrew stooping to a new low, just how low can he get, perhaps he is the supreme ‘Limbo’ dancer or is he a skater on ‘thin’ ice.

He knows no bounds for he appears to be an expert at squirming and he appears lucky that ‘Mummy. is so well financed, but for how much longer with Andrews record.

He was also close to both Maxwell and Epstein so he may know more than he lets on, so could be at risk from others involved who also could have much finance, influence and much more, so he could be sweating more, assuming he really can and his claim he does not could be another untruth. For, if this does get to court, which it should, he will have many instances to sweat. But money, influence and power is at work, it did not save Maxwell and certainly not Epstein, whose fate was sealed by some means, but could Andrew’s.

But would it be a miscarriage of justice for the real victims if he was, justice should prevail.

 

Source: Hiding behind the loophole of a dead sex trafficker? Stay classy, Andrew | Marina Hyde | The Guardian

Valentina Orellana-Peralta’s family demands ‘transparency’ from LAPD after officer killed her in a dressing room – The Washington Post


Valentina Orellana-Peralta, 14, was trying on quinceañera dresses at a store when an officer shot an assault suspect on the other side of the wall. She and the suspect died.

 

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Yet another US Police shooting with 2 dead, the suspect in the store who was unarmed and an innocent 14 year old girl in the stores dressing/changing rooms trying on dresses with her mother.

When will these senseless stop, only when America comes to its senses and realises that people with guns kill while people without guns do not.

Neither of these deaths should have occurred, especially the 14 year old girl.

But that is life in America or should it be death.

Source: Valentina Orellana-Peralta’s family demands ‘transparency’ from LAPD after officer killed her in a dressing room – The Washington Post

Long foodbank queues on Christmas Eve. – The poor side of life


A friend of mine that volunteers at a foodbank has just sent me the below images. They asked if their anonymity is kept and of course I’m respecting this. The photos were taken as they were a…

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Christmas Eve, the birth celebration of Christ, so we should all be equal, but here people are having to queue for food. This is not right and our Government has a ‘Duty of Care’ to ensure we all have the ability to obtain food without having to beg for it.

It is all our Duty to ensure that this Government ensures that we all can obtain food without having to beg, so make this Government be responsible and accountable to ensure that food is there for all by providing the means to make it possible.

This Government is not respecting the Human Rights of a proportion of the UK population and it needs to be made to do so, not only for Christmas, but throughout the lives of everyone.

 

Source: Long foodbank queues on Christmas Eve. – The poor side of life

Boris Johnson and staff pictured with wine in Downing Street garden in May 2020 | Boris Johnson | The Guardian


Exclusive: photograph raises fresh questions for No 10 after denial of a social event at time of Covid restrictions

 

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So many errors of judgement, but why are they surfacing now after a year or more has gone by. For if it was wrong now, it was wrong then, there has to be other motives other than the likelihood it could be wrong. Politics is a very dirty game and even friends are enemies, for there is no love lost in the political arena.

All of this is losing the degree of working together to overcome COVID, which is in all our interests, whether you believe in COVID or not and the vaccines.

Many are saying, if the political leaders are not adhering to the restrictions why should I, but this should not be the argument. For it is in all our benefits to adhere to the restrictions as ‘two wrongs does not make a right’.

As the negativity of others has to be overcome, by the positivity of those who are abiding by restrictions in the hope that those who are negative will see the light. If it does not be so, then there is no hope for the World and we will all perish, due to the misdeeds of those will not comply.

We need to get back to ‘normality’ or as close as we can be, for ones normal may not be another’s, whatever normal is.

 

 

Source: Boris Johnson and staff pictured with wine in Downing Street garden in May 2020 | Boris Johnson | The Guardian

Boris Johnson Criticises Media For Focus On Party Rule-Breaking In Tense Interview | HuffPost UK Politics


PM accuses Sam Coates of Sky News of a question “that breaks the golden rule”.

 

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Boris is still blaming others for what is occurring rather than himself, for he has used this ploy forms part of his image and is a favour of what a large number of people feel is endearing. Whether it was or not is now not relevant for he his losing his popularity and he is now well, so out of touch and so his days are very numbered.

So it is not the media, but Boris himself, but his self belief is so strong, so he is not open to see it.

For him to survive now will need a major miracle.

Source: Boris Johnson Criticises Media For Focus On Party Rule-Breaking In Tense Interview | HuffPost UK Politics

Councils wasted £253 million fighting parents at the SEND Tribunal since 2014 reforms – Special Needs Jungle


The 2021 SEND Tribunal figures reveal the wasted £253 million cost of councils defending their poor EHCP decision-making against parents

 

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When Councils are saying that funding is short, then some will be thinking that defending at Tribunals is right to do so, but in all these instances the child in question should be the main priority, but when it is clear that a poor EHCP decision is the question then no challenge should be made. As this challenge is going against the interests of the child concerned, which is what all should be considering. So the challenge is more than likely futile, for not only is it a loss of vital money, but also against the interests of the child.

All it shows is that the respected councils have more interest in finance than the interests of the child and this should be made clear in the Tribunals decision process and those Council officers who took the decision to challenge should be made accountable. and suffer the consequences.

 

Source: Councils wasted £253 million fighting parents at the SEND Tribunal since 2014 reforms – Special Needs Jungle

Labour suspends Bootle branch that demanded Starmer resign over S*n column – SKWAWKBOX


Bootle Labour party unanimously called for Starmer to resign for cosying up with hated rag. Now branch that proposed motion has been suspended by Labour in what members regard as revenge attack Lab…


Politics can be and is very ‘dirty’ on all sides of the ‘House’ and at times the House appeasers to be a children’s playground and in doing so annoys the electorate and bring  politics disrepute, when it should be respected. The booing, shouting and many other actions causing the Speaker to request silence so persons talking can be heard, to me shows that none of the persons doing so are suitable to be MPs and certainly not deserved of respect.

I agree politics at elections need to but followed, but when MPs are elected the sole purpose should be to do what is required for their constituents no matter how they voted and also the best for the country, party politics should have no bearing, but many just voted down Party lines whether they be good for the country or not, the Party comes first when it should be constituents and country.

But this is the same the World over, but needs to be changed for all of our continued existence.

As to the current situation, I want honesty, which is in very short supply within the whole of Parliament, but expressly so with Boris and even Keir. Boris because he appears incapable to be honest, but that was clear well before he became Prime Minister, so why should we be surprised now, we got what we voted for, so in much respect the electorate is to blame.

But as to Keir I would never trust him, as he believes he is still in court supporting who is paying him, whether they be guilty or not, as that is his preferred profession.

Labour started as being the voice of working people, but over the years the defined ‘working people’ is not the people for whom the party was created for. It was for people who had no one speaking for them and did not have the resources themselves to pay out for someone. Now, many in Parliament have funds which the original Members could only dream about and have lost the ideals of why the Party was formed. It needs to go back to its roots, not just at the top but at every levels.

 

Source: Labour suspends Bootle branch that demanded Starmer resign over S*n column – SKWAWKBOX