Tag Archives: Windrush

A Windrush question that did not get an answer


Yesterday there was a question and answer session with Priti Patel when Parliament reopened after their 3 week break. Towards the end of the session the following question took place raised by Kate Osamor who is the Labour MP for … Continue reading

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Teaching Britain’s colonial past in UK’s curriculum


This evening there will be a debate in Parliament based on a petition which received nearly 270,000 signatures until its closure in early December 2020. The MP who is organising the debate is Chris Evans, the MP for Islwyn. The … Continue reading

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This week Sussex MPs can ask local people about the impact of racism


The recess of Parliament 10 days ago has provided MPs with the opportunity to step back from their usual focus on what is coming out of the Government speeches. They can currently focus on their constituencies in a slightly different … Continue reading

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Priti Patel with some mostly positive responses to Windrush


Last Tuesday in the House of Commons there was a statement made by Priti Patel and a relatively short debate on the Windrush issues that have impacted out nation for over 70 years. The title was Windrush Lessons Learned Review. … Continue reading

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We need a pragmatic approach as well as a long term one


This very important question by Henry Smith on Tuesday during the Windrush debate needed a answer that would have given the Chagossian’s some sense that they would be helped today or at least this Summer. It is very disturbing that … Continue reading

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We need some consistency across the public sector


The news that today Priti Patel will be calling on the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services to review how the Metropolitan Police handled the £2.5m Operation Midland, which probed claims of a VIP abuse ring but … Continue reading

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Celebrating Windrush day should lead to societal change


It is hard to see this image and not be concerned that when she was Home Secretary, Theresa introduced a law change seven years ago on 9th July 2012 demanding that people who are working, want to rent a property … Continue reading

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Alongside Windrush are many other failings


As Amber Rudd and her team are being put through the wringer for their complete failure to deal in an adequate way with the Windrush scandal under her leadership and that of her predecessor, let us not forget that the … Continue reading

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The Windrush scandal reflects a complex set of issues


The elements of the Windrush story are multi-layered and complex, and they reflect many other similar stories that have some of the same layers deep down within them. The Imperialist history of the pseudo combined nations of England, Wales, Scotland … Continue reading

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