'I Rise' a poem by Charlotte-Lyn Brinkley 14 February 2018 Eleven year old Romany Gypsy, Charlotte-Lyn Brinkley from Hertfordshire, shares a powerful poem she wrote for The Travellers' Times. You may scar me with your racism with a terribly, dreadful disguise, You may beat me with your vicious, nast...
Criminalising Gypsies for travelling and for being Gypsies.
Billericay Cllr Schrader has set up a petition after a couple of recent Gypsy camps in a town near him, is anyone else made to feel uncomfortable by that?
Schrader has started a petition in a bid to make Gypsy Traveller encampments illegal, and he is reported as saying "I’m hoping that if we can get enough support, we can convince the government to change the laws in this way.”
On the petition, Cllr Schrader calls for the Government to follow his lead quoting legal action by the Republic of Ireland as good practice.
Cllr Schrader said "I am hoping that the petition will help to strengthen my argument and convince Basildon Council that they should back the so-called Irish option.
Cllr Schrader said "That option is where a uniformed officer can say ‘you shouldn’t be here’ and ‘you need to move’ and if they don’t, they can be arrested – simple as.”
Criminalising Gypsies for travelling and for being Gypsies - Sound familiar?