Wednesday, 12 May 2010
An end to locking wee kids up?
I am hearing that part of the deal in this new coalition is that children will no longer be detained at "places like Dungavel". If that means children will no longer be held at Dungavel, it's a futile gesture because they will simply be taken immediately to one of the detention centres in England. But if by "places LIKE Dungavel" they mean all immigration removal centres, then that is the best news I have heard in a long time. It won't make up for living in Tory Britain but I know many people will weep with relief at the news. But it HAS to apply to all detention centres.