✔️ Former member of Toastmasters of The Hague (public speaking, leadership, networking) ✔️ former member of Portsmouth City Council’s Portsmouth Environmental Forum (no longer exists) ✔️ former board member of Environmental Chemistry (and Toxicology) Section of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society ✔️ one of the 11 graduates of the Portsmouth City Council-sponsored NCFE-accredited community leadership course “Taking the Lead” ✔️ former member of the Amsterdam-American Business Club (business networking) ✔️ former member of the Southampton-based SHEA business club (business networking; no longer exists) ✔️ participant in Andy Sheppard’s 2009 Sax Massive in Bristol ✔️ geologist, feminist and marine biogeochemist (earth & life science background, in other words) ✔️ former member of Portsmouth-based samba drumming band Sambatida ✔️ former board and committee member of the Netherlands biggest network (a foundation) for women in science and technology ✔️ former member of publishing teams at Arcadis, the US-based Geochemical Society and science publishers ✔️ long-term target of “sadistic stalking” including community bullying, extensive hacking interference and other forms of xenophobic, gerontophobic and misogynistic abuse ✔️ author of books on the new eugenics and otherisation (inspired by my experiences in England as well as the teachings of Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and many others)
“After the letter, and the way the Home Office treated me, I became disillusioned. I was upset for a long time,” he says. He decided not to go to university, abandoned his hopes of legal training, took over a milk delivery business and became Manchester’s first black milkman.”
He had intended to go to law school. He was 21. His application resulted in a letter from the Home Office.
He did still get the law degree, from the Open University, in his late 50s. He also co-founded Windrush Defenders, an organisation that helps victims of Home Office mistakes.
But, is this for real or is it just one more government tactic, something to be reneged on later? Because the UK government does not even recognise refugee children as sentient beings, does it? And it made promises towards them too, which it did not keep. Why this ginormous U-turn?
And, are these proposed changes genuine? The ban on ivory for example already exists, doesn’t it? And why would the ban on foie gras only be potential?