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    Rudd was a nitwit and I'm pleased she's gone.

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    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    I still remember a certain person here claiming that the Brexit vote would be followed by liberalization in trade and immigration policy. And a certain other person arguing it would empower the xenophobes and the nationalists.
    So far the evidence is that the first certain person was right and the certain other person was wrong. It is worth remembering that the Windrush scandal actions pre-date the referendum and far both parties of government (many of the scandals to come to light date between 97-2010) but now everyone is trying to improve things.

    The momentum now is with people arguing in favour of migration. Everyone wants to prove how not a racist they are and the xenophobes far from surging forward are in retreat. Their parties are deceased, they have no political cleft or threat left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    So far the evidence is that the first certain person was right and the certain other person was wrong. It is worth remembering that the Windrush scandal actions pre-date the referendum and far both parties of government (many of the scandals to come to light date between 97-2010) but now everyone is trying to improve things.
    So, the articles about the people not getting treated, losing their homes and such are from ten years ago and they just printed them again, because...?
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    It must be fun to live in an alternate universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khendraja'aro View Post
    So, the articles about the people not getting treated, losing their homes and such are from ten years ago and they just printed them again, because...?
    No the law change to require proof of right to work in the UK was 12 years ago in 2006. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_Work_Law_UK

    Those who've lost their job because they don't have proof of right to work are victims of the 2006 law which didn't provide exemptions for Windrush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    No the law change to require proof of right to work in the UK was 12 years ago in 2006. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_Work_Law_UK

    Those who've lost their job because they don't have proof of right to work are victims of the 2006 law which didn't provide exemptions for Windrush.
    Right. So it didn't occur to the Maybot that they might change that law? Instead of ruthlessly enforcing it? This stuff didn't happen 12 years ago. It happened right NOW.

    I mean, aren't you the one always going on about: "But we don't have to feel bound to decisions by a previous government!"? You said that: If we don't like it we'll change it.

    And, now all of a sudden, this law from 12 years ago forced your hand? What? Suddenly you're bound to the law, no sir, cannot do anything about that?

    When in fact the Maybot just announced that they actually will do something about that? After it blew up in her face, of course, not before.

    This does not make an iota of sense.
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    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ved-says-javid

    https://amp.theguardian.com/commenti...uk-immigration

    At least 63 people suspected to have been wrongly deported. Considering the first article, most of them are likely to have been deported just a few years ago.
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