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The Jamaica deportations show what happens when simple humanity is eliminated from decision-making

The good news is that reform is not rocket science. We need only turn the clock back a few years. The law wasn’t always like this

By Colin Yeo  

Campaigners outside Downing Street, London, protest against government plans to deport 50 people to Jamaica. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday February 10, 2020. The deportation flight is understood to be leaving the UK at 6.30am on Tuesday February 11. See PA story POLITICS Deportations. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Last night a deportation flight took off for Jamaica, despite the protests of MPs and a last-minute injunction that saw some removed from the plane. Many of the Jamaican citizens involved grew up in the UK—such as Reshawn Davis, who has been here since the age of 11 and has a baby daughter in this country.

Campaigners are outraged that this mass exile to the Caribbean has taken place before publication of an official report into the Windrush scandal. A…

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