• 16 Aug 2018

    In a heartfelt and searing goodbye letter to Britain, the departing Barbados High Commissioner has told Channel 4 News that the UK should establish a “truth and reconciliation commission” to deal with the fall out from the Windrush scandal.

  • 16 Aug 2018

    Farewell my love: A letter from Barbados to Britain

    As I sit on the 14:30 train from King’s Cross to York for what is my last train ride across England, in pursuit of trade links with Scarborough, there is a certain ambivalence to my taking leave of the UK at the end of August after what has been a rewarding four years as High…

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Two years after Brexit what does Britain think about immigration? It was an issue that defined the referendum, and in the intervening months it has stayed high on the agenda. So while the scandal of how Windrush immigrants were treated by the Home Office saw the resignation of the Home Secretary, and discussions about the…

  • 22 Jun 2018

    It’s become one of the defining moments in British immigration history – the arrival of the Empire Windrush liner at Tilbury docks 70 years ago today. The anniversary of when Caribbean migrants first arrived in large numbers to rebuild Britain after the war was celebrated today at Tilbury and in Westminster. The government recently apologised for…

  • 22 Jun 2018

    If Brexit means an end to freedom of movement, Britain will need a brand new immigration policy. Indeed it was the reason many people voted to leave. And while many have thrown up their hands in horror at what’s been going on at the Mexican border or in Italy and Hungary, an exclusive poll for…

  • 28 May 2018

    “I am 100 per cent a victim of the hostile environment”. The words of a promising student whose Jamaican born family has been fighting for a decade to remain in the UK. The courts have ordered the Home Office to reconsider its refusal three times. But even in the wake of the Windrush scandal, a…

  • 15 May 2018

    For weeks, the Home Office under Amber Rudd said repeatedly that they were not aware of any Windrush deportations,although they were checking. Today, Home Secretary Sajid Javid has admitted that more than 60 people caught up in the Windrush scandal may have been wrongly deported, and there could be more. When he was appointed last…

  • 8 May 2018

    Theresa May’s adviser has been tasked with investigating how the former home secretary, Amber Rudd, came to wrongly tell MPs that the government did not have targets for deporting people. Home Office bosses faced a grilling by MPs today and said the information given last month during the Windrush scandal was “regrettably confused”. Meanwhile, the…

  • 3 May 2018

    Hundreds of Jamaicans were among those to arrive on the Empire Windrush 70 years ago. But while the political controversy over the Windrush generation has raged, the Caribbean island is at the heart of another storm about the way cultural exports are treated by Britain and the rest of the world. From music to food,…

  • 1 May 2018

    The rules which govern who is entitled to enter the UK are pretty complex. Depending on which country you come from, there are different rights to work and stay. Labour’s Chuka Umunna and the Conservative, Sir Roger Gale, debate the future of immigration policy.

  • 1 May 2018

    The new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, says he’s rejecting the “hostile environment” policy on immigration, but that isn’t much comfort to those who are already caught up in its net. We’ve been following the case of one 64-year-old grandmother who came here from Jamaica – from her nine-month detention in Yarl’s Wood, to her reunion with her family after her release. And she’s still being told she can’t stay.

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Cathy Newman follows the Prime Minister as she campaigns in the north-west of England, ahead of Thursday’s local elections.

  • 30 Apr 2018

    We’re joined by the shadow secretary of state for women and equalities, Dawn Butler, Lib Dem home affairs spokesperson, Sir Edward Davey, and former chair of the Conservative Party, Baroness Warsi, to discuss Windrush.

  • 28 Apr 2018

    We spoke to the former Cabinet Minister and Conservative MP Maria Miller fom her consituency in Basingstoke. As someone who knows what it’s like to be a minister on the ropes, we asked her what might be going through Amber Rudd’s mind.

  • 28 Apr 2018

    Senior Conservatives have been rushing to Amber Rudd’s defence after she faced fresh calls to resign over the Windrush controversy. The Home Secretary was again forced to apologise last night after it emerged her office had been sent a document detailing targets to remove illegal immigrants.