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All 2 results for windrush speaker:Ben Macpherson

Scottish Parliament: European Union Citizens’ Rights (12 Nov 2019)

Ben Macpherson: ...severe, because registration under a declaratory scheme would involve confirming rights, rather than acquiring rights through application, as is the case under the current settlement scheme. The Windrush scandal demonstrates clearly the dangers of failing to safeguard the rights of EU citizens. Removing the need to make an application, and consequently avoiding the threat of refusal, would...

Scottish Parliament: European Union Settlement Scheme (7 Mar 2019)

Ben Macpherson: ...must notify individuals when they become eligible to apply for settled status. My overarching concern is the same as that of Tove Macdonald—a grandmother who fears being the victim of another Windrush scandal. The UK scheme is unprecedented in its nature and scale. Entrusting its delivery to the department that was responsible for Windrush is wrong-headed in the extreme. The UK...

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