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Opinion: Indefinite Immigration Detention and the Coalition at Party Conference

Like so many Lib Dems, I’m really pleased our participation in the Coalition is leading to the end of child detention. But the crisis in the detention system goes much deeper and wider than locking up children. There is an urgent need to consider how we can use our influence to reform the detention system. To make this happen I’ve helped to organise a fringe meeting with London Detainee Support Group (LDSG), a charity that supports and advises detainees.

Every week I see this crisis when I visit Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre as an LDSG volunteer. My …

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    "the Empress has no clothes" Not even trademark shoes? Wait for the cartoonists to catch up, bearing in mind that Arlene Foster, DUP has agreed.
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