1089. Queens University Belfast and the Tory’s “hostile environment” for Asylum Seekers

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Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, Lee Anderson, recently said that Asylum Seekers disgruntled with the inhumane conditions of so-called Floatels should “fuck off back to France” and his Party backed him
Now, thanks to our guest, Professor of Green Economy and member of the UCU at Queens University Belfast, John Barry, we know that the company, Corporate Travel Management (CTM), who were recently granted a ¬£1.6 billion contract to run the Tory Party “hostile environment” asylum system is also providing travel services to Queens!
John outlines the ethical concerns he and his colleagues have and why they do not want to be seen to be legitimising a company like CTM. We talk about the need for QUB to end the contract, find out how the deal was procured in the first place and implement a more ethical process going forward as a starting point.
Worth also noting that some recent reports have the Irish Govt looking at similar “floatel” solutions. From ending Direct Provision, to DP on a barge.
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