24 May 2019

May’s legacy: PM criticised for ‘hostile environment policy’ and Windrush

Theresa May made much today of her record on inequality and race relations, evoking the Grenfell inquiry and equal pay as she described her political legacy.

Theresa May made much today of her record on inequality and race relations, evoking the Grenfell inquiry and equal pay as she described her political legacy.

But to many of her critics, she was the architect of the so-called hostile environment policy, the notorious ‘go home’ vans, and the Windrush scandal. She was said recently by a former colleague to be preoccupied by immigration.

But Mrs May started out as the liberal reformer, warning the Tories against being the “nasty party”.