The Beating Crime Plan will punish more severely the already dispossessed, the poorest and the least able members of our society and it will further victimise black people while having no impact on victims of crime or crime statistics.
Author: Dr Stella Perrott
Rape sentencing proposals will have no impact on rape and are courting a punitive vote at the expense of women’s safety.
Proposals within the nationality and borders bill to ‘off shore’ the asylum process are inhumane and will only make the system worse
The sole focus of the bill now is how to reduce the number of refugees in the UK (26,903 last year), deport as many as the UK can, and prevent those crossing the channel by small boat (8,500 last year) from remaining in the UK.
The EU Settlement Scheme registration has now closed, with many EU citizens now in limbo or facing deportation
This is the last week for EU citizens to apply for settled status, but many are still in limbo after Brexit.
The Daniel Morgan report contains serious allegations, and lessons need to be learned about how the police is run in the UK.
Refugee Week is promoting a number of simple acts whereby individuals or groups can undertake small acts in support of refugees or to raise their own awareness.
It is almost medieval in its assumption that once a girl has reached sexual maturity, she is a dangerous and serious risk to the established social order while male youths are just ‘lads’ awaiting maturity. Both Robinson and Begum should be permitted to put their youthful foolishness behind them and get on with their lives.
Bradford Immigration and Asylum Support and Advice Network (BIASAN) has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021
Immigration plans will increase the cost of European holidays and may stop some Brits travelling to Europe
Immigration plans including visas and ETAs will increase the cost of holidays to European countries for British families.
Stella Perrott writes about the incompetence of the Home Office. “Unless the Home Office radically improves its organisation and performance, on 1 July many EU citizens will, overnight, become illegal immigrants”.
Dr Stella Perrott highlights the immigration proposals that were laid out in the queen’s speech: the government want to make it more difficult for asylum seekers to gain asylum in the UK.
Dr Stella Perrott reviews the latest plans by the government to reform immigration: once again they ignore the actual failings of our immigration system and focus instead on a false narrative perpetrated by the Home Office.
Dr Stella Perrott looks at the pandemic and poverty. Although there are some exceptions, the poorest countries of the world are most affected by coronavirus
Dr Stella Perrott draws to light the impact the Troubles had on young people in Northern Ireland, and likens it to the impact Brexit is now having on the youth. Westminster underestimates this impact and is not doing enough to maintain peace in the region.
In these early days, the impact of Brexit has been felt primarily by British citizens whose rights to move freely across the EU have ceased. The real test of the UKs policies may not come until next year. Immigration to the UK has reduced to a trickle because of coronavirus but as the economy picks up, the labour gaps will become increasingly evident.
Sunak’s answer indicated there has been a fair and open allocation of funding according to some objective criteria relating to need. This is evidently not true. Not only is this not true, but the criteria on which the funding is based is heavily skewed towards advancing the interests of already advantaged, Conservative, provincial towns with low levels of deprivation.
Many EU citizens have not yet applied for settled status. With fewer than 100 days to go until the deadline on 30 June, I decided I would ask all those I met who I thought might be from the EU if they had applied and encourage them to do so if they had not. I […]
Stella Perrott lays out the benefits of immigration to the UK, and explains what this will look like post-Brexit. Broadening the immigration pool across the globe will lead to exploitation of the less-well-developed nations, as they provide the UK with their skills and talents, but receive little in return.
Dr Stella Perrott digs into a report by the Home Office about the dreadful state of accommodation for asylum seekers. “The Home Office has put vulnerable and traumatised refugees into decrepit, squalid and dangerous accommodation and has, effectively, imprisoned them there.”
We need a new philosophy of poverty and wealth that incorporates an understanding of what constitutes a ‘good life’ and an explicit discussion about who is valued in our society and why.
With tough on crime Trump gone, and Biden’s justice reform on the agenda, might Priti Patel temper her focus on the death penalty? Dr Stella Perrott looks at the similarities between Patel’s and Trump’s views on justice, and how the home secretary may change under Biden.
Immigration and asylum in 2020 was dominated by three themes – Brexit, the new immigration criteria and rules, and the rise in the number of refugees crossing the channel.
Stella Perrott was a civil servant from 1996 to 2007 and has undertaken a number of inquiries and reviews following public sector failures. Here she assesses what we already know from previous inquiries into serious incidents, and what these lessons should be telling us about the lack of Brexit planning.
Dr Stella Perrott outlines new changes to the asylum system which make it harder for those fleeing war to come to the country. The new system would look first if there was a “third country” which might accept asylum seekers, essentially gearing the system to send them elsewhere, in a cruel move likely to make lives harder for thousands.
Dr Stella Perrott reveals the lack of planning undertaken by both her own county council and by national government to secure food and medicine supplies in January. Having submitted a number of Freedom of Information requests and letters, she found a complete lack of preparation and little concern for the potential disruption.
Dr Stella Perrott talks to some of the “do-gooders” stigmatised by the home secretary, Priti Patel. “No wonder Patel feels she must denigrate and undermine do-gooders but, in doing so, she is attacking the very heart of British society and values.”
The decriminalisation of rape: why the justice system is failing rape survivors and what needs to change
Dr Stella Perrott discusses a new report that shows that the overwhelming majority of sexual assault perpetrators have escaped consequences. “The criminal justice system, from police and prosecution service to the courts, is riddled with ‘rape myths’, is disempowering of and even harmful to victims”
Following recent criticisms of Home Office refugee policies, particularly in respect of the small boat crossings of the Channel and the death of a Kurdish-Iranian family, a number of people have written to their MPs expressing concern. Some replies have already been received. The answers are broadly similar and conform to Home Office ‘lines to […]