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All 8 results for windrush speaker:Anna Soubry

Windrush Scheme (5 Feb 2019)

Anna Soubry: ...lie, and I trust the Home Secretary to get on and do that. I have considerable sympathy with the right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy), who raised the matter, and I agree with him that the Windrush scandal is a result of the dog-whistle politics that has plagued immigration. Does my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary agree that from now on, we will have an informed, grown-up,...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: ...and procedure and it does not see people. That is what I want to address my comments to. The right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford was absolutely right when she said that the Windrush scandal has brought great shame on our nation, but some good has come out of this terrible episode in our country’s history. People are now at last seeing immigrants as people—as...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: ...her very good arguments, I would not have any trouble with it, because I want to see change and I absolutely agree with her. I have been saying to the House for I do not know how long since the Windrush scandal broke that the problem runs deep into the policy. The right hon. Member for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, who chairs the Select Committee, made the point that the policy...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Anna Soubry: The hon. and learned Lady is being very good in giving way. I agree with much of what she says, but she said that the Government “went after” the Windrush generation. The whole thing is a scandal, but would she accept and agree that nobody has deliberately gone after the Windrush generation? She is right about a culture—I will dwell on that in my speech—but nobody has deliberately...

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Anna Soubry: I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his appointment and pay handsome tribute to his predecessor. The Windrush scandal really should not have taken us by surprise: it is the natural consequence of a system that has as its default position an assumption that a person is here illegally, with the onus being on the applicant to prove that they are here legally. That is the problem. A person has...

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Anna Soubry: ...has done, but her party’s position was to abstain. Let us now have an open and honest acceptance of this point. What other conclusion can we come to but that we would have these problems with the Windrush people, when we have a whole media who stoke up and prey on the prejudices, fears and concerns of many of our constituents? This is the natural consequence. Both our parties have a...

Windrush Children (Immigration Status) (16 Apr 2018)

Anna Soubry: I commend the Home Secretary for her statement, but say to her that this is not only about the Windrush generation but about all those for whom, certainly in my experience as a Member of Parliament, her officials unfortunately have a default position of no. Does she agree that it is at moments such as this that Government and Opposition Members need to accept the need for a proper, open and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: EU Nationals: Citizenship Applications (16 Apr 2018)

Anna Soubry: I am pleased to hear that the Home Secretary is confident about EU citizens, but there is widespread concern as to whether her Department has enough resources, and we now learn that the Windrush generation are going through what seems to be a nightmare system. What assurances can she give us, especially in relation to the Windrush generation, who, after all, are British citizens in the eyes...

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