• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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.

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Early this morning, Sajid Javid became Britain’s first Muslim Home Secretary. Theresa May conducted a hurried mini-reshuffle after Amber Rudd finally gave in to calls for her resignation over the Windrush scandal. The final straw proved to be her ignorance of Home Office targets for deporting illegal immigrants.

  • 29 Apr 2018

    Transport Minister Jo Johnson has told Amber Rudd she should remain in her position as Home Secretary and correct the mistakes her department has made during the Windrush scandal.

  • 29 Apr 2018

    Amber Rudd’s denials over removal targets are thrown into question by a letter she wrote to Theresa May, last year. And we speak to Edmond Graham who came to the UK from the Jamaica – he lost his job and his home while fighting threats of deportation.

  • 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.

  • 27 Apr 2018

    The Windrush scandal has exposed the impact of an immigration policy apparently fixated on targets rather than individuals themselves, like the hundreds of people who came here from the Caribbean and ended up with jobs in some of Britain’s industrial bedrock. Today in Nottinghamshire a group of former miners, all originally from the Caribbean, held…

  • 27 Apr 2018

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd is facing more pressure over her claim that she didn’t know anything about immigration removal targets, after a leaked internal memo which she was apparently sent in June last year referring to specific targets.

  • 26 Apr 2018

    Many of the first post war migrants to arrive in Britain were ex serviceman who fought in the Second World War. But as the Windrush scandal upsets one generation born under British rule – it may be encouraging apathy amongst their grand children.

  • 26 Apr 2018

    Conservative MP Peter Bone spoke to us about the Windrush scandal – as no minister was available yet again.