G4S is the UK's biggest private security company, with its government contracts alone worth over £600 million. Responsible for security services, managing detention centres, prisons, and 675 court and police station holding cells, G4S have also just been granted the £100 million contract for providing 10,000 security guards for the upcoming olympics.

Whilst G4S still seem to be government favourites, their record is far from spotless. The firm lost their previous 'forcible deportation' contract last September after receiving 773 complaints of abuse – both verbal and physical. The final straw came with the death of Jimmy Mubenga in October 2010, an Angolan asylum seeker who died as a result of his forced deportation by G4S guards. Two of the guards are on bail facing criminal charges, whilst G4S is still waiting to hear whether they are to face corporate manslaughter charges.

Now, asylum seekers in Yorkshire and Humberside are expected to accept this multi-national, money-hungry, security company as their landlords.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Further coverage of the first wave of evictions...

As the first wave of evictions hit Yorkshire, our campaign is experiencing increased news coverage - which can only be a good thing!

See Lorna's article at Liberal Conspiracy for starters...

There should be more coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. There is already more. See http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2012-06-01-Mother-and-baby-dumped-in-unsuitable-flat-by-Border-Agency-subcontractor

    Note that Dash 24 is a leading website in the worls of social housing. If you planned to try to make some profit from social housing, you'd be very concerned at how your company was portrayed there. Perhaps that's why G4S threatened the author of the dash 24 piece with legal action unless he amended his article...