Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Do you organise talks?

Register to tell us about them. The Lecture List is a great place to be listed, but it's also an easy place to upload your information to. It's very simple and costs nothing. Find out more

Help!

Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

Drawbridge Britain Where Did the Hostile Environment Against Immigrants Come From?

What were the roots of the Windrush crisis and how did the government get things so badly wrong?


In 1948, the HMS Windrush docked in Essex, carrying hundreds of British citizens from the Caribbean who had answered the call to come and live and work in the UK. Thousands more men, women and children soon followed.

Seventy years later, it emerged that our government had started denying healthcare and housing to some of these families, and even deporting people who had lived in the UK for decades, all under a policy called the hostile environment.

Russell Hargrave asks, What were the roots of this crisis, and how did the government get things so badly wrong?

Russell Hargrave is a freelance journalist, and the author of the book Drawbridge Britain (2018). He also works as a policy advisor on immigration and refugees with the Liberal Democrats.


Speaker(s):

Russell Hargrave | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

2 December 2018 at 3:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Conway Hall Ethical Society
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
020 7405 1818
http://https://conwayhall.org.uk/ethical-society/

More at Conway Hall Ethical Society...

 

Tickets:

£8 / £4 concessions

Available from:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thinking-on-sunday-drawbridge-britain-where-did-the-hostile-environment-against-immigrants-come-from-tickets-50964970599

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.

Comments

If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.



 

Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund