Cardiff asylum seekers gets free fashion, food and beds like Jews in Nazi Germany
Asylum seekers staying at Lynx House in Cardiff have been handed free wristbands. The residence, operated by Clearsprings Ready Homes, wanted asylum seekers to wear these wristbands at all times “or they would not be fed”. Well, that’s how the Guardian puts it. The other view is that by showing the wristbands the asylum seeker can get free meals three times a day in the company’s restaurant.
The Welsh Refugee Council (WRC) is aghast. It says the wristbands are like the yellow stars the Nazis forced Jews to wear. The Nazis, of course, gave Jews – citizens of Germany – free food, lodgings and a burial at halls of residence operated by Concentration Camps Inc. Millions loved it so much they never returned.
The similarities between people seeking a better life and genocide is clear to the people at WRC, like WRC policy officer Hannah Wharf , who says: “We have raised the matter many times with the Welsh Government. It harks back to the Nazi regime with people being forced to wear a Star of David and stand out. It’s absolutely appalling, it is treating people like lesser beings. It is treating them like animals lining up to feed.”
We hear from a 36-year-old refugee in Cardiff called Eric Ngalle. He says people spotted his wristband and told him “go back to your country”.
The Mail says he was granted refugee status and now works as a writer on a theatre production backed by the Arts Council of Wales. (Eat yer heart our, Primo Levi.) He says the wristband made him feel like an “outcast”, which, sadly, is what he is. He was in limbo, waiting for official acceptance and the chance for a life free of persecution in the UK.
A spokesman for Clearsprings Ready Homes tells the Guardian its policy came in the face of an increase in asylum seekers: “Volumes of people in initial accommodation sites, including Cardiff (have) increased quickly. Clearsprings has taken steps, agreed with the Home Office to increase capacity in line with this demand in the form of additional self-catering accommodation. Those clients in the self-catering units receive a weekly allowance in the form of supermarket vouchers and those in full-board accommodation are issued with a coloured wristband that bears no other logo or text identifying its use or origin. Full-board clients are required to show their wristbands in order to receive meals in the restaurant.”
So nothing like those yellow stars Jews was forced to stitch onto their outer clothing on pain of sale labour, torture and death.
But the elite have seen a chance to make themselves look good. Jo Stevens MP thinks this a matter of national debate. Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says the Home Office should also face “serious questions” about the situation in Cardiff. “I have been told that this alarming practice of forcing asylum seekers to wear coloured wristbands will be stopped,” she says. “It is understandable the Home Office requires asylum seekers to carry some form of identification for practical reasons such as when they collect meals.”
Clearsprings has heard the complaint and
murdered the asylum seekers done away with the bands. Asylum seekers will now carry photos ID, you know, like people did under Nazi Germany.