Windrush

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:19 pm on 2nd May 2018.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham 4:19 pm, 2nd May 2018

I will not.

Windrush citizens being abused, spat on and assaulted in the street but never once fighting back was a compliant environment. Black Britons being racially abused at work but never speaking up because they need to put food on the table know all about a compliant environment. Turning the other cheek when the National Front were marching through our streets was a compliant environment. Young black men being stopped and searched by the police, despite committing no crime and living in fear of the police, know what it is like to be in a compliant environment. And thank God that Doreen Lawrence defied that compliant environment.