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All 17 results for windrush speaker:Joanna Cherry

Immigration (26 Jun 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ...remembered as the architect and driving force behind a policy that has not only failed but created a whole new set of burning injustices, typified by the scandalous treatment of the members of the Windrush generation. As a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, I was involved in a case study of two of the Windrush cases in some detail. We were able to see the way in which those...

Windrush Compensation Scheme (9 Apr 2019)

Joanna Cherry: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) on securing this important urgent question. It is imperative that the victims of the Windrush scandal are compensated justly for the terrible treatment that they endured. I was a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights which took evidence from two of the victims of this disgraceful scandal. Anyone who heard their testimony...

Human Rights in the UK — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (13 Feb 2019)

Joanna Cherry: ..., the UK Government have not to date lived up to that commitment either in the context of Brexit or more widely, as we can see from the UN rapporteur’s report and the huge concern caused by the Windrush scandal and other aspects of the hostile environment policy. Many of us feel that the Government have refused to engage with people’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on human...

Immigration (Time Limit on Detention): [2nd Allotted Day] (5 Dec 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...lifelong right of return, they will not have the same family reunification rights, and they will get no protection from inadvertently becoming undocumented illegal citizens—and, my goodness, the Windrush scandal has taught us what happens to undocumented citizens who are lawful citizens in this country. God help EU citizens who find themselves undocumented illegal citizens. Do not take...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 Oct 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...for jobseeker’s allowance last month, he failed the habitual residence test. Even the Department for Work and Pensions cannot understand the Kafkaesque letter that he has been sent. Like the Windrush scandal, is this the shape of things to come for EU citizens in the United Kingdom?

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Joanna Cherry: I commend the right hon. Lady, the shadow Home Secretary, for securing this urgent question on such an important issue. Over the summer we have learned that wrongly deported Windrush generation citizens died before they could be repatriated. We have learned that the private firm responsible for removing Windrush citizens operated on the basis of incentives for exceeding its removal targets....

Ministry of Justice (2 Jul 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...from some of the soundings that I took while I was in Geneva that the UK’s impending withdrawal from the European Union, this Parliament’s rejection of the charter of fundamental rights and the Windrush scandal had severely dented international opinion about respect for human rights in the UK. I know that those concerns are shared by my colleagues in the Scottish Parliament, which,...

EU Settlement Scheme (21 Jun 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...group, which represents the 3 million EU citizens living in the UK, and witnesses from Irish in Britain, gave evidence recently to the Exiting the European Union Committee, they said that the Windrush scandal had dented their confidence in the Home Office, and raised anxiety about their new status. Those of us who sit on the Joint Committee on Human Rights and have had a chance to see some...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...of having misled Parliament about her knowledge of the removal targets, but nobody has as yet been held to account for the policies that led to the imposition of those removal targets and caused the Windrush scandal. Others who have Windrush constituents will speak eloquently today about the details of their position. I want to speak about the real, underlying reasons why this scandal has...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...could come to the House this morning and get off the hook. Well, she is not off the hook. She needs to answer for the policies that have caused this problem. We are hearing a lot today about how the Windrush generation will be sorted out. The previous Home Secretary gave us an undertaking that there would not be any more enforcement action against the Windrush generation. However, my...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Joanna Cherry: The hon. Gentleman is describing the results of this policy. The Government and the Home Office have to go after low-hanging fruit. They went after the Windrush generation, but they have been called out on that and they are embarrassed—hence all the shouting, the spurious points of order and the attempts to shut us up for calling them out.

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...that the answers will be deeply embarrassing for the Government, and that is why those questions have not been answered. I congratulate the official Opposition on having secured this debate on the Windrush scandal, but I make no apology for looking at the underlying reasons for it. I am afraid to say that they do not lie just with those on the Government Benches. There has been some...

Windrush (2 May 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...given to the Scottish Affairs Committee and, in very detailed submissions, by my colleagues in the Scottish Government to the Migration Advisory Committee. Let us have the guts to admit that the Windrush scandal is not just a mistake or an aberration. It is the result of policies that are wrong. Let us change the names of those policies, let us change the policies and let us have an...

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

Joanna Cherry: The Windrush scandal is not a mistake, nor is it an aberration; it is the direct result of the Prime Minister’s policies. Unobtainable net migration targets and the hostile environment are the Prime Minister’s policies, so will she take this opportunity to make a public apology to people who have been— Will she make a public apology to people— Will she make a public apology for her...

Windrush (30 Apr 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...with the right hon. Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd), I wish her all the best for the future. A mere change of personnel at the Home Office will not resolve the underlying causes of the Windrush scandal. What has happened to the Windrush generation is not an accident, nor is it a mistake or the work of overzealous Home Office officials; in fact, it is the direct result of the...

Windrush (23 Apr 2018)

Joanna Cherry: ...are not about the implementation of a policy; nor are they about the mistakes of officials. These problems are about the policy itself. It is clear that this situation, which has affected the Windrush generation and which may affect others to come, has arisen from, first, the ludicrous immigration targets set by the Prime Minister when she was Home Secretary and, secondly, the “hostile...

Windrush Children (Immigration Status) (16 Apr 2018)

Joanna Cherry: I congratulate the right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) on securing this urgent question. The Scottish National party shares his outrage, on behalf of the Windrush generation, at how some of these now quite elderly people have been treated by the Home Office. The Home Secretary is wrong. This is not just about individuals; it is about a systemic policy put out by her Department. It is...


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