Windrush Scandal

If you read the article he was trying to use Right-to-buy which, AIUI, has nationality restrictions.
So he was given a council house?
 

Daz

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I was assuming it was an implied "UK Passport", rather than "any old passport" since the whole Windrush debacle & this particular story is about citizenship & proof thereof.



AIUI this is the whole problem - No registration was done, they were just waived through immigration because, under the law at the time, they were Citizens. Then subsequent changes to the law plus destroying all records of their arrival screwed them over.


You can pay taxes/NI without being a UK citizen or having a (UK) passport - especially back in the day when employers didn't ask for some ID at the start of the interview
NHS entitlement is based on residency rather than Citizenship



This is the problem, the records were binned.
On 30 November 1966, Barbados became an independent state, he and his family arrived in 67, 1 year after independence was granted and 5 years after the restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962, since the family was in Barbados at independence, there's a fair chance that they would have been granted nationality by Barbados, thus losing their British Overseas Citizen status.
 
On 30 November 1966, Barbados became an independent state, he and his family arrived in 67, 1 year after independence was granted and 5 years after the restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962, since the family was in Barbados at independence, there's a fair chance that they would have been granted nationality by Barbados, thus losing their British Overseas Citizen status.
You can't draw either of those conclusions from the DM reporting - no indication if he came over at the same time as his Dad or later.

That the Home office granted him Citizenship suggest they don't think that's relevant
 

Daz

LE
You can't draw either of those conclusions from the DM reporting - no indication if he came over at the same time as his Dad or later.

That the Home office granted him Citizenship suggest they don't think that's relevant
We can draw certain conclusions, the first being he's got bugger all to do with the SS Windrush, the second being that he arrived after the restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 given that he either came to the UK when he was 9 or 10, his age and year of arrival changes depending on his audience (might of been 1965 age 9, or 1967 aged 10)
He's made claims that he's never had a passport, but in the video, he's waving around a ......passport (British Passport - Barbados)

Given that there have been multiple well-publicized rules changes to the immigration criteria (68, 71, 83, etc) not to mention the right to work checks since 1997, it makes you wonder why he never bothered sorting his status out prior to the prospect of free money coming his way, quite frankly, I'd have the freeloader deported from the UK
 

Londo

LE
Those set to be onboard the aeroplane have all been convicted of a crime and served at least 12 months in prison.
Yet some want to keep them here . Don't we have enough criminals (of all hues) in the country as it is ?
two year sentence
 
Those set to be onboard the aeroplane have all been convicted of a crime and served at least 12 months in prison.
Yet some want to keep them here . Don't we have enough criminals (of all hues) in the country as it is ?
At the same time there are aircraft arriving in Jamaica from the USA and Justin's liberal Canada with deported Jamaicans.
 

Londo

LE
Not Windrush but related
Perhaps if he had not been a criminal he would not be in danger of deportation .
Or even if he had sorted his admin out , he's had a couple of decades to do so .

Anyway Jamaica is good enough for people to holiday there and a fair few people actually retire back to there so what's his problem ?
 
Perhaps if he had not been a criminal he would not be in danger of deportation .
Or even if he had sorted his admin out , he's had a couple of decades to do so .

Anyway Jamaica is good enough for people to holiday there and a fair few people actually retire back to there so what's his problem ?
He didn't get a British passport, not because he didn't think he would need one but because with a string of convictions he wouldn't be eligible to apply for British Citizenship due to evidence of bad character. That's why Mohammed Fayid could never get a British passport although he didn't have any criminal convictions.

Brits get deported from Australia, the USA and other countries for the same thing. Even though they emigrated as young children.

Four and a half years for intent to supply must mean his is quite a big player in the drug supplying world with all the associated gang crime that goes with it, not some small time supplier. If he was allowed to stay it would be pretty certain he would continue to be involved in high level crime and cost the country lots of money.

F*ck him, he made his bed, he can lie in it. I hear Jamaica is nice at this time of year. We have to pay a couple of thousand pounds to go there for two weeks and he is getting a free flight to the sun. Whinging cnut.
 
Perhaps if he had not been a criminal he would not be in danger of deportation .
Or even if he had sorted his admin out , he's had a couple of decades to do so .

Anyway Jamaica is good enough for people to holiday there and a fair few people actually retire back to there so what's his problem ?
He might have to work
 

Issi

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We can draw certain conclusions, the first being he's got bugger all to do with the SS Windrush, the second being that he arrived after the restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 given that he either came to the UK when he was 9 or 10, his age and year of arrival changes depending on his audience (might of been 1965 age 9, or 1967 aged 10)
He's made claims that he's never had a passport, but in the video, he's waving around a ......passport (British Passport - Barbados)

Given that there have been multiple well-publicized rules changes to the immigration criteria (68, 71, 83, etc) not to mention the right to work checks since 1997, it makes you wonder why he never bothered sorting his status out prior to the prospect of free money coming his way, quite frankly, I'd have the freeloader deported from the UK
Why hasn’t the Journalists boss/editor not picked up on this?

It wouldn’t be because the truth won’t sell papers, would it?
 
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Perhaps if he had not been a criminal he would not be in danger of deportation .
Or even if he had sorted his admin out , he's had a couple of decades to do so .

Anyway Jamaica is good enough for people to holiday there and a fair few people actually retire back to there so what's his problem ?
Survival time outside the tourist areas is measured in minutes.
 

Awol

LE
I happily enjoy residence in Jamaica, what with cheap everything, all year sunshine and its warm, turquoise seas.




But only if its gun laws are liberal.
 

ancienturion

LE
Book Reviewer
I gather that, so far, only his lawyers have claimed he is entitled to British citizenship. It would be nice to know why he has not bothered previously to gain British citizenship.
Too busy in prison?
 

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