Tag Archives: Home Office

“Let them slash their wrists”: Abuse and Detention in the UK Asylum System

By Alex Johnson “They are all slashing their wrists apparently. Let them slash their wrists.” These are the words of a guard at Yarl’s Wood asylum detention centre captured by an undercover film broadcast in March. Staff at the facility were recorded referring to detainees as “animals” and “bitches” while encouraging violence and racism. Following […]

Hey Home Office, it’s time to stop and soul search

It can take a long time to get local. I live in East London but I’m not sure who my mayor or councillors are, I haven’t a favourite corner pub/curry place/kebab shop and I still hear the East Enders theme song when I’m on the bus. Somehow it’s too easy to overlook the local in […]