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Results 1–20 of 23 for windrush speaker:Jeremy Corbyn

European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (22 Oct 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: owes our health to those people who work in our NHS, whether they come from Commonwealth countries, other countries or the European Union. They should not be put through the strain either of the Windrush hostile environment or the sword of Damocles hanging over many at the moment because they know they have only five years’ definite stay in this country. I will just remind the House...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (14 Oct 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...workers playing a key role in sustaining many of our industries and public services. No responsible Member would vote to rip that up, unless there is a proper plan in place. In the shadow of the Windrush scandal, the settled status scheme for European Union citizens risks another round of wrongful denial of rights and shameful deportations. I look forward to the Prime Minister assuring...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...from me, but she might care to listen to what the United Nations said when it condemned the UK Government for their “grave” and “systematic violations” of the rights of disabled people. The Windrush scandal has resulted in the Government having to allocate £200 million in compensation to people wrongly deported from this country and denied services, with their lives totally pulled...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: Coming from the Prime Minister who created the hostile environment that brought about the Windrush scandal, who ordered “Go home” vans to drive around London, who refuses to acknowledge Islamophobia in her own party, and whose party consorts with racists and antisemites in the European Parliament and sucks up to those Governments across Europe, we do not need those kinds of lectures. One...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (6 Mar 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...Women’s Day, and I am delighted that for the Opposition the debate will be opened by my hon. Friend the Member for Lewisham East (Janet Daby), who is herself the daughter of people from the Windrush generation. We will be making the case for closing the gender pay gap, as we are determined to improve the lot of women in our society. In that vein, may I congratulate the hon. Member for...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: not recognising the scale of the defeat they suffered last night. It is not just over Brexit that the Government are failing dismally, letting down the people of this country. There has been the Windrush scandal, with the shameful denial of rights and the detention, and even the deportation, of our own citizens. The Government’s flagship welfare policy, universal credit, is causing...

Business of the House (Today): No Confidence in Her Majesty’s Government (16 Jan 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...whatsoever within our society. Too many of our constituents have faced that since the toxic debate in the last referendum and, if I may say so, the Government’s hostile environment policies on the Windrush generation. Many media pundits and Members of this House say there is currently no majority in the House for a general election—let the Members of this House decide. However, it is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (16 Jan 2019)

Jeremy Corbyn: than they did eight years ago—I think we all know what the answer would be. It was that Home Secretary who not only attacked the police in that way but created the hostile environment and the Windrush scandal. She promised to tackle burning injustices, but she has made them worse, as Windrush showed. There is more homelessness, more children in poverty, more older people without...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (5 Dec 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: This Government also created a hostile environment for the Windrush generation. When the UN rapporteur said: “British compassion for those who are suffering has been replaced by a punitive, mean-spirited, and…callous approach”, he could not have summed up this contemptible Government any better. Child poverty is rising; homelessness—rising; destitution—rising; household...

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...system between the UK and the European Union, and it now seems that the immigration White Paper we were promised in December 2017 will not even appear in December 2018. Following the disgraceful Windrush scandal, many prospective migrants will have no confidence in the ability of this Government to deliver a fair and efficient system.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act: 1st Allotted Day (4 Dec 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: I thank my hon. Friend for her intervention, and as the daughter of a Windrush generation migrant to this country, she fully understands how horrible it felt in her community when this Prime Minister, as Home Secretary, deliberately created the “hostile environment”, which was so damaging to community relations all across our country. Many EU nationals already here have no faith in this...

EU Exit Negotiations (15 Nov 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...or an equivalent, and no clarity on our status with Europol, Eurojust or even the Galileo project. There is no clarity either on a future immigration system between the UK and the EU. Following the Windrush scandal, many EU nationals here will have no confidence—no confidence at all—in the Government’s ability to deliver a fair and efficient system. The Brexit Secretary promised a...

Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared Facilities): 70th Birthday of the Prince of Wales (14 Nov 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ..., our country was considerably poorer, both economically and culturally, not having benefited from the richness of multiculturalism that we enjoy today. It was, of course, the year that the Empire Windrush docked in Tilbury, bringing people from Jamaica and the Caribbean to start new lives here in Britain. Many of them and their children and grandchildren now form an integral part of our...

Income Tax (Charge) (29 Oct 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...was no extra money to fund women’s refuges—a lifeline for women fleeing from domestic abuse. Since 2010, almost a fifth of all refuges have been forced to close. Months after the scale of the Windrush scandal became clear, the Chancellor has failed to set up a hardship fund for those affected, let alone the compensation scheme for the hundreds of people wronged by the Prime...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: who did so much to bind people together. As a country, we should be bound together in condemning racism in any form wherever it arises. I was pleased that the Prime Minister mentioned the Windrush generation. I, too, join her in commemorating that event, when the Windrush generation arrived in this country. I hope that the hostile environment will be put behind us, and that we...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (2 May 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...told the media: “When I was Home Secretary, yes, there were targets”. One wonders why the Prime Minister didn’t tell her Home Secretary about that. The pain that has been caused to the Windrush generation needs to be resolved very rapidly, with full compensation paid as quickly as it can possibly be done and an understanding of the hurt that they feel. But this is not the only...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...factor in the inquiry. We need to drive out institutional racism in all its forms, wherever it raises its head within our society. We recognise that the Home Secretary has rightly apologised to the Windrush generation and made a commitment to compensate people for the hardship they have endured. The Government are committed to compensation in theory, but as yet nothing in practice. There...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: ...should be granted full status immediately. Four years ago, an internal Home Office memo stated that the right hon. Lady’s “hostile environment” policy could make it harder for people like the Windrush generation to find homes and that it could “provoke discrimination”. Why did the Home Secretary ignore that memo?

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: What I am talking about is the Windrush generation of people who came here completely legally. The Prime Minister herself was warned directly about these policies in 2014 by my right hon. Friend the Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott), who is now the shadow Home Secretary. And when the Immigration Act 2014 was going through Parliament, the then Communities Secretary,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 Apr 2018)

Jeremy Corbyn: The Prime Minister seems to want to get away from the injustice done to the Windrush generation. The Equalities and Human and Rights Commission warned her about the 2016 Immigration Act, saying that the Bill “is likely to lead to destitution and may cause inhuman and degrading treatment, in breach of Article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights”. The Government have quite rightly...

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