When I saw the picture of Patsy Stevenson being arrested, when she was attending a candlelit vigil for Sarah Everard at Clapham Common, it reminded me of the quotation from George Orwell’s 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.” …

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People struggling to survive are met with ice cold hearts and racism that has been stoked by fiery propaganda. Leaving home because you have to, is bad enough, leaving your home because you have become a refugee is a lot worse. Risking your life and your children’s lives to reach a safe haven to start …

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I fear not death, and when the time is right, I will welcome it and embrace it like a long-lost friend, and we will walk into the valley where the shadows softly whisper my name for the final time.