Tuesday 21 August 2018 / 12:34 PM Diane Abbott / Home

Javid Windrush apology nowhere near good enough – Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the Home Secretary’s Windrush apology, said:

“This apology is overdue and is nowhere near good enough.

“The Government has still not got a final figure on how many of our fellow citizens were deported, forced into so-called ‘voluntary removals’ or detained as prisoners in their own country.

“It is an insult that the Home Secretary has still failed to confirm when the promised compensation scheme will be up and running, after so many of our fellow citizens have been left destitute, in debt and jobless by the Government’s hostile environment.

“Labour is calling for a hardship fund to be set up immediately to support these people ahead of the promised compensation scheme, which will clearly not be up and running for months.”