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Thread #161452   Message #3845752
Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-Mar-17 - 09:46 PM
Thread Name: BS: Uk Labour Party discussion II
Subject: RE: BS: Uk Labour Party discussion II
"That was in 2004. Is it still going on 13 years later?"
Whhhat#s changed to stop it Dave ?
No sign of enlightenment regarding Travellers
Major recinded the Caravan and camping laws in 1994, leaving Travellers no legal right to stop anywhere.
We were in Bristol in 2004 and it was still going strong and the Witherspoon case was two years ago.
Far from being welcome by the settled community, the lot of Travellers has worsened.
This, from the Runnymede Trust report of 2015

"We have also repeatedly highlighted our concerns over the inequalities faced by the Gypsy and Traveller community. We have published a number of research reports, produced guidance to raise awareness of their legal rights and undertaken strategic litigation ? including recent wins not just against pubs (for unlawful refusal of service) but also against Government (for unlawful discrimination in recovering planning applications)."
If you are arguing that things have changed (they certainly hadn't four years ago), then you have to show when and how
The only thing that has changes is the Travellers have become more organised and aware of their rights and have won support to challenge this racist behaviour.
The articles I have put up date as follows; 2014, 2014, 2009, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2015
If things have changed, what exactly and when
Both yours and Keith's case rest solely on your argument that you haven't seen them - had you seen them in the past and they suddenly disappeared, or is it that you have had no contact with Travellers ever?
Where did this enlightenment suddenly come from since 2004?
who cares about Travellers now?
Sorry Dave - doesn't make sense - not from you anyway.
I expected a little more from you
Jim Carroll