Windrush

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:52 pm on 2nd May 2018.

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Photo of John Cryer John Cryer Labour, Leyton and Wanstead 3:52 pm, 2nd May 2018

Of course, I agree.

My second example is more unusual and involves a woman who came from Jamaica when she was a baby. She was abandoned by her parents and grew up in a nunnery, which—Members can tell what is coming—was closed down and demolished after she left, and its records were lost. Again, this is somebody with a broad east London accent. She is quintessentially British and has the right to stay here, but she was told, after she had been through all that, “We’re going to deport you.” That is the sort of culture that we are dealing with at the Home Office, and I suspect that it goes across Government, which I will come to in a minute.