Windrush generation to be given British citizenship


The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has in effect called time on the draconian immigration hounding of the Windrush generation; many have undergone nightmarish bureaucracy to remain in the UK.

The news of British Caribbean citizens who had given so much and have been treated so badly has beenrightly described as a national shame.

Amber Rudd has now both apologised and announced compensation to this group. It is a breath-taking climb-down from a policy that called so much grief.

In response to the announcement the Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, whilst acknowledging the move forward by Amber Rudd, she stated that, 'it shouldn’t have happened, but it did on her watch, and it was due to the ‘hostile environment’.'

Simon Woolley