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Emma Gray

I’m the Secretary of PERN, having joined the network in 2019 as an English language host at Penrith Library. I now co-run our online English language groups. My background is in journalism, press freedom and human rights. I’ve witnessed the plight of people forced to leave their homes because of wars and persecution, and want… Continue reading Emma Gray

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Nationality and Borders Bill to move to House of Lords

This is a crucial piece of legislation and, from the very outset, hundreds of organisations, including PERN, have opposed its cruel approach to the asylum system. It would see refugees treated differently depending on how they arrive in the UK, be criminalised for entering irregularly, and potentially be flown overseas to have their asylum application… Continue reading Nationality and Borders Bill to move to House of Lords