Windrush Scandal

The irony is, if the BNP or any other far right party had got into power, with the amount of foreign undesirables we have here, they would deport rapists, murderers, gangsters etc, before more petty criminals. By the time they got round to deporting this fella, he would have died of old age.
 

syrup

LE
New statue in tribute to the Windrush Generation to be unveiled today at Waterloo station which is a strange place for a ship to dock.

In fairness the sculpture seems to capture the sort of moaning minnie's that seem to have arrived as part of that generation

She's got a right face on

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New statue in tribute to the Windrush Generation to be unveiled today at Waterloo station which is a strange place for a ship to dock.

In fairness the sculpture seems to capture the sort of moaning minnie's that seem to have arrived as part of that generation

She's got a right face on

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If they wanted a statue at Waterloo Station, wouldn't one of Sergeant Charles Ewart be appropriate?

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New statue in tribute to the Windrush Generation to be unveiled today at Waterloo station which is a strange place for a ship to dock.

In fairness the sculpture seems to capture the sort of moaning minnie's that seem to have arrived as part of that generation

She's got a right face on

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A statue to chancers then. But Waterloo would have had the Boat trains to Southampton. Of course we could confuse issues by reminding people that EW was originally Monte Rosa.
 

Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
Oh bugger no trains.
Well it was a reduced service, but the 1410 Royal Waggon Train service to Hougoumont Farm (goods only) made it on time.
 
A statue to chancers then. But Waterloo would have had the Boat trains to Southampton. Of course we could confuse issues by reminding people that EW was originally Monte Rosa.
And, Docked at Tibury ? Oops, almost forgot it sank in March 1954.

The "Windrush Scandal" is a scandal...for all the people who have jumped on the bandwagon/feeding trough. Up to the mid 50's, after that it's a piss-take !
 
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Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
And, Docked at Tibury ? Oops, almost forgot it sank in March 1954.

The "Windrush Scandal" is a scandal...fro all the people who have jumped on the bandwagon/feeding trough. Up to the mid 50's, after that it's a piss-take !
I marvel at the press describing some who came here in the 1980s as 'Windrush generation' when what they really mean is West Indian.
 
No , no . Brought over as slaves to work on the buses .
What the 'younger' commentators fail to mention was, there was massive uneployment throughout the West Indies and, most of those that came, were looking for employment, it wasn't forced on any of them.
 
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DaManBugs

On ROPS
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What the 'younger' commentators fail to mention was, their was massive uneployment throughout the West Indies and, most of those that came, were looking for employment, it wasn't forced on any of them.
And what's also "conveniently neglected" is the fact that many West Indians simply weren't allowed to take up jobs in quite a few occupations - including on the buses. I believe it took a courageous stand by a certain fella in Bristol to break the "job apartheid".

MsG
 
I have a friend whom doesn't have a passport and never has.

Of origin from a family St. Vincent of the Carribean.

He's never been able to find an easy process for applying for citizenship even though he was born and raised here and holds a full UK license.
 
And what's also "conveniently neglected" is the fact that many West Indians simply weren't allowed to take up jobs in quite a few occupations - including on the buses. I believe it took a courageous stand by a certain fella in Bristol to break the "job apartheid".

MsG
Yes, because Unions threatened strike action if any were employed -

Andrew Hake, curator of the Bristol Industrial Mission, recalled that "The TGWU in the city had said that if one black man steps on the platform as a conductor, every wheel will stop".[2]
 
Yes, because Unions threatened strike action if any were employed -

Andrew Hake, curator of the Bristol Industrial Mission, recalled that "The TGWU in the city had said that if one black man steps on the platform as a conductor, every wheel will stop".[2]
Typical socialists, always prejudiced against someone.
The racists are on the left though so that's ok.
 

TractorStats

Old-Salt
Yes, because Unions threatened strike action if any were employed -

Andrew Hake, curator of the Bristol Industrial Mission, recalled that "The TGWU in the city had said that if one black man steps on the platform as a conductor, every wheel will stop".[2]
Now that's a part of the proud history of the union movement and Labour party we don't hear much about. Similar things happened when women were deliberately paid less than men in factories with the connivance and full knowledge of union bosses.
 

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