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With the start of the campaign to shut down BMI just around the corner we thought we’d fill you in on what BMI’s CEO Nigel Turner had to say in relation to their carrying out of deportations. The extracts are taken from an email correspondence between Nigel and a member of the public, who on reading about BB’s deportation decided to contact Nigel to inform him of the negative impact that BMI’s role in deporting people could have on the company.

Not surprisingly Nigel didn’t see anything wrong in BMI carrying out deportations. His final email stated:

“I fear we are not going to agree on this one, to take your stance would involve us making a decision that the UK borders and the Courts of the land do not properly safeguards of individuals.

That is not a position I can take…

Nigel really needs to get his head out of the clouds cos from whatever angle you look at it the safeguards are not proper and never will be and things are getting worse. The governments current agenda with respect to refugees is clear. Deport more people than claim asylum. Hardly a recipe for Read the rest of this entry »

Ama Sumani, the Ghanaian mother of two, deported in January whilst receiving cancer treatment at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, died on the 19th March. By denying her the drugs she needed and the support people were willing to give, the Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) are guilty of no less than culpable homicide.

This case not only shows a total lack of compassion, it suggests a vindictive cruelty in the methodology of the BIA. It is horrific that someone receiving treatment vital to their survival can be removed from hospital against their will. What is chilling is that this is the operational practice of a government funded executive agency.

Ama Sumani’s situation was described Read the rest of this entry »

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