Yvette Cooper MP: ‘Questions still need answering on Windrush’
Labour’s Yvette Cooper – chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee – questioned the Home Secretary Amber Rudd yesterday.
Rudd: the Windrush generation to get UK citizenship at no cost
In the Commons, the Home Secretary defended the government’s immigration policy, but admitted its impact had been “unintended and sometimes devastating”. Labour’s Diane Abbott said she blamed Amber Rudd personally for the Windrush scandal, declaring that she had allowed it to happen.
Man stuck in Jamaica for 15 years
A new raft of measures has been announced by the government, which it claims will allow people from the Windrush generation to get their UK citizenship at no extra cost. But what about the toll the scandal has already taken on the families affected, like Trevor and Desmond Johnson, who arrived as boys from Jamaica…
Windrush: The man who fought to return home to Britain
Some may now get compensation – but still the stories of injustice visited on the Windrush generation keep emerging, like Joe Robinson, who arrived here from Jamaica at the age of six. When he went back there for the first time, to celebrate his 50th birthday, he was told he had no proof to return…
Beverley Knight: “There has been a build up of isolationist rhetoric”
The singer Beverley Knight, who’s joined the campaign for justice for the Windrush generation, joins us now.
Anthony Bryan: ‘I feel as British as anybody here’
I’m joined by Anthony Bryan who you saw in our Windrush report. He faced removal to Jamaica even though he’d lived and worked in the UK for more than fifty years.
Caribbean Commissioners complain over threats to long-term UK residents
A dozen Caribbean High Commissioners have called on the British Government to stop treating people who came to the UK as children half a century ago as if they are ‘illegal immigrants’. Their demand follows revelations on this programme about people who arrived and settled in the UK in the 1960s but are now being…