The Brexit Thread

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  1. WillPS

    WillPS TowersStreet Member

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    It's a bit too easy to suggest you're looking backwards rather than forwards when the example you choose is domestic fossil fuel to power steam trains on a heritage railway.

    I'm well up for bottle return schemes and the like, way overdue.
     
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    Is the government creating another Windrush scandal?

    Spanish woman in UK for 44 years sacked over post-Brexit rules

    A Spanish woman who has lived in England for 44 years has been sacked from her job in a care home because she is unable to prove she has the right to work in the UK, in a case illustrating the difficulties experienced by EU nationals as employers grapple with post-Brexit right-to-work regulations.

    The 45-year-old woman, who arrived in Britain as an 11-month-old baby and who has never left the country, said she has tried more than 100 times to get through to the Home Office-run helpline in the past three weeks, but has never been able to speak to an adviser.

    She has applied for EU settled status, but her application is stuck somewhere in the backlog of over 500,000 cases the Home Office has yet to process. She is the main breadwinner, with two children to support, and said her dismissal has left her struggling to buy food.

    Charities helping EU nationals say the case is not unique. “We’ve seen this time and again when people with pending EUSS applications were asked to take unpaid leave, or were turned down from employment,” Dora-Olivia Vicol, CEO of the Work Rights Centre, said.

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    They can’t choose to be unemployed, they have to apply for jobs and have to accept any jobs given. What generally happens is these people for various reasons don’t have an employment history so employers won’t employ them, as time goes on they look less and less appealing to recruiters and continue to be unemployed.

    Now I’m certain some people make themselves an undesirable candidate at interview but the point is they can’t refuse to seek work and if you make yourself unemployed you can’t claim any benefits for the first 3 months of unemployment.
     
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    They'll just blame Labour or "traitorous Remainers" and get a 5 point bounce from it.
     
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