Windrush '75: Assessing Successor Governments' Commitment to Promises...

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Windrush '75: Assessing Successor Governments' Commitment to Promises...

Let's talk about the promises made to the Windrush generation and how the governments have followed through - join us online on June 9th

By Reading Circle

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Date and time

Fri, 9 Jun 2023 11:00 - 12:30 PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Five years ago, the then prime minister, Theresa May, apologised to Commonwealth Heads of State for what had become known as the Windrush scandal. She is reported to have said. 'I want to dispel any impression that my Government is in some sense clamping down on Commonwealth citizens particularly those form the Caribbean'. She went on to make a commitment to financial compensation for anyone adversely affected by the scandal.

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, summoned to the Commons to answer questions concerning the reported deportation of British citizen offered her own fulsome apologies for the various agonies and indignities inflicted upon those who had fallen foul of the worst excesses of the hostile environment approach to immigration law.

As plans for Windrush '75 commemorations get under way, to what extent can Theresa May's successors be said to have upheld the promises made?

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