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Video: Corbyn receives hon. life membership of Strathclyde Student Union for support of detained student

Labour leader’s work for student detained by Home Office and threatened with deportation honoured

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was last night presented with an honorary life membership of Strathclyde Student Union for his efforts to help a student threatened with deportation by the Home Office after living in England for nine years. The National Union of Students mounted a vigorous campaign against the deportation of Lord Elias Mensah Apetsi, who had been arbitrarily detained by the Home Office.

Labour MP Paul Sweeney tweeted video of the presentation:

Sweeney tweeted:

Wonderful to see @jeremycorbyn presented with an honorary life membership of @StrathUnion tonight for his work supporting postgrad student Lord Elias Mensah Apetsi, who was arbitrarily detained and threatened with deportation by the Home Office in 2016. We must end this practice.

Typically of the Labour leader, he made no noise about his award before the event, but Mr Apetsi made a moving speech during the presentation thanking Corbyn on behalf of his family, his little boys and the student movement for his efforts:

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6 comments

  1. Cup your ear to get the reporting of this all over the me-ja?

    What a problem : not reporting positives about Corbyn coupled with editing out Johnson’s crassness whilst stumbling around the country could create a big hole in the ‘news’!

  2. Might be worth reminding the civil service that Labour in office will take a principled attitude to misconduct in public office, unlike the laissez-faire Tories – especially where it May be racially motivated.
    Not referring in any way to this incident, of which I’m completely ̶t̶o̶f̶f̶e̶e̶ ignorant.

  3. And who do these migrants think they are, invading us?
    It’s not like we ever went to Africa uninvited, is it?

  4. “Who’s to blame for the mess we’re in? Don’t look at me!”
    “Cameron accuses Johnson and Gove of behaving appallingly over Brexit” – headlines from the Groan.

    Cameron’s book is out. I haven’t read it. I assume it’s not about his shed and ‘Grand designs’.

    “It wasn’t my fault.
    I ran out of gas.
    I had a flat tyre.
    I didn’t have money for cab fare.
    My tux didn’t come back from the cleaners.
    An old friend came in from out of town.
    Someone stole my car.
    There was an earthquake.
    A terrible flood.
    LOOK, IT WASN’T MY FAULT – I SWEAR TO GOD…”

    Reasons why Brexit wasn’t Cameron’s fault and why Joliet Jake missed his own wedding.

  5. Hope Jeremy checked if it was okay to visit with the orange lodge inbetween the marches and rioting in Scotland…they’re non to keen on socialism!

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