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Comments on "How Amber Rudd let the appalling 'Windrush' suffering drag on..."

1. At 02:08 pm on 24th Apr Paul F wrote:

Amber Rudd has now said that the Windrush migrants, and indeed migrants from other Commonwealth countries who came here before 1973 can apply for citizenship. And they won’t be charged an application fee either. And some of them might get compensation (though I am sure that getting this will be like a combination of squeezing blood from a stone and having all your teeth and your kidneys simultaneously removed without the benefit of any anaesthetic).

Not only is this already 5 months or 2 years or 8 years too late, depending on whether you blame Amber Rudd or Theresa May, but the worse thing is that Amber Rudd still hasn’t “got it” - with these mealy mouthed weaselly words she is simply demonstrating her ongoing racism because all these immigrants are already British Citizens - they simply lack the paperwork to prove it because they were never given it when they arrived, were never asked to preserve the paperwork they had, but mostly because the Home Office destroyed the paperwork that they held in a bonfire of the Landing Papers.

So when Claire talks about integrity, honour and compassion, I see these as the things that define us as being British. With the Windrush saga being simply the latest in a long, long line of examples of lies and dishonour and nastiness, I no longer see today’s Britain as being British in the way it used to be. We have a Government that I despise for the way it treats everyone who is not ultra-rich with disdain, and an MP I despise for being the perfect example of what is wrong with politics in this country.