Super star singer Dua Lipa is famous, like super famous, and she has spoken out against Suella Braverman and the government’s savage immigration tactics, flying people to Rwanda being one of many controversial schemes.
Lipa is a of English-Albanian origin and the government have spoken, in megative terms, about Albanians.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, the 27-year-old, whose parents are Kosovo Albanians, said “of course it hurt” when Suella Braverman spoke of an “invasion” of immigrants and “Albanian criminals” in the Commons back in November.
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Dua Lipa told the newspaper: “All those words thrown around about immigrants? I always felt London was an amalgamation of cultures. It is integral to the city.
“So when you hear the government talk about Albanians, for example, it hurts. It’s short-sighted and small-minded, but it’s the way a lot of people think.
“No matter how we try and change the rhetoric, there will always be those who think, ‘immigrants are coming into the country and taking jobs!’
“However, immigrants who have come here have earned their keep by working incredibly hard. There needs to be empathy, because people don’t leave their country unless they have to out of necessity, out of fear for their family.”
In the last week Suella Braverman has been asked to urgently clarify why a large group of asylum seekers were left on the street in Westminster for two nights running, reported The Guardian.
The leader of Westminster city council wrote to the home secretary to express his “deep concern” that about 40 refugees had been placed in the borough on Wednesday night “without appropriate accommodation or support available … and no prior communication with the local authority”.
The letter read: “Neither the Home Office nor the hotel itself responded to this incident, ultimately leaving it to council officers to manage and support this large group overnight. I would ask that you urgently clarify how this was allowed to happen, why this was acceptable, and why no communication was made with the local authority to alert us.
“I note that the issue is still unresolved and, as of Thursday evening, all 40 asylum seekers remain on the street. This is not acceptable.
“It is not right, nor is it in the interest of these individuals – or our residents – to have them forced to endure a night on the streets because their transition into new accommodation has not been properly managed.
“When dealing with a group of people many of whom are likely to have been through significant and traumatic events that have led them to seek asylum, asking them to share an inappropriately sized room with multiple strangers defies common sense and basic decency.
“At every opportunity we have gone out of our way to engage constructively with the Home Office, welcoming asylum seekers into our city and doing all we can to support them appropriately.
“This has been met with minimal, or in this case no communication whatsoever, and in order for events like this to be avoided in the future, this has to change. We stand ready to support, and simply ask that you join us in that collaborative spirit.”
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