Category Archives: Campaigns

Congratulations to the Save Wornington College Campaigners Who Took on the Council and Won!

Our very own Sam Batra, Branch Secretary, CLP Social Media Manager and member of the Save Wornington College Campaign Group wrote an excellent piece about the campaign to save Wornington College after it’s clandestine purchase by RBKC for redevelopment into luxury accommodation.

The campaign group has worked tirelessly since 2016 and they are an inspiration to us all!

We highly recommend you read the article in full here!

Petition to Support Lord Dub’s Amendment

Peers have voted for Lord Alf Dub’s cross-party amendment to the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 to protect child refugee family reunion. Please sign Jacob Rety’s petition and ask Felicity Buchan M.P. to vote to uphold these protections for separated child refugees tomorrow.     http://chng.it/2fkwgGFr95

  
The bill will be coming up in the House of Commons tomorrow. The Government insists their position has not changed. But by taking the step of removing legal protections to ensure that family reunion to the same standard as under current EU law continues, the Government risks sending a dangerous signal that could panic child refugees and their families. We know that when safe and legal routes are not accessible, then children are more likely to make dangerous journeys and be pushed into the hands of people smugglers. There are currently thousands of refugee children – some as young as 8 – surviving in camps, shelters and on the streets of Europe. Many of these children are unaccompanied and with the absence of any legal route to safety, face the very real risk of trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced labour.


The Government has also suggested it is making this move to increase flexibility in the Brexit negotiations – but the principle of safe routes for child refugees with family in the UK should be non-negotiable. Without this legal protection, there is no guarantee that child refugees will be able to reunite siblings, uncles, aunts, grandparents rather than just parents.
     
We hope Felicity Buchan MP will   take a robust moral stand in support of Family Reunion Scheme like her predecessor Emma Dent Coad for defenceless child refugees in the Brexit legislation. The government must act in utmost good faith when it comes to the welfare of these acutely vulnerable children and not ignore the gravity of the subject by revoking family reunification during Brexit negotiations.

It dishearteningly appears that a degree of “refugee fatigue” has set in against the backdrop of the Brexit debacle. We strongly believe that assisting these young, vulnerable lives, by uniting them with their families and protecting them from unspeakable dangers, where 90% of the children who are here have come to the UK through dangerous routes, rather than safely and legally as in family reunion. Helping these young lives is an effective way to make our humanity count and help build a better society.

Fundraising Screening ‘Sorry We Missed You’ plus Q&A with Rebecca O’Brien

We are hosting a special fundraising screening of Ken Loach’s compelling film ‘Sorry We Missed You’ about life in the gig economy and the impact this economic development has on family life. Another brilliant film about contemporary Britain from the director that brought us ‘I, Daniel Blake’

This special screening will be followed by Q&A with Rebecca O’Brien – Producer of ‘Sorry We Missed You’. Rebecca will discuss Ken Loach’s films and his unique approach to film-making.

The screening will be this Friday 17 January 2020 at 18:30 at The Playground Theatre, Cafe and Bar, Latimer Road.

Tickets can be purchased here with all funds raised going to Kensington Labour Party. We really hope you will be able to join us!