Monday 16 April 2018 / 9:01 AM Diane Abbott / Immigration

Labour to hold public meeting on the treatment of Windrush Generation – Diane Abbott

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

“The treatment of ‘Windrush Generation’ of migrants who came from the Caribbean is scandalous. Many came here as children, their parents invited to the UK to work.  They have been here decades, worked and paid taxes, set down roots and created families of their own. This is their home.

“But the Government is treating them as illegal aliens. They are denied the free NHS care they are entitled to or even threatened with deportation. This must stop.

“I have called a meeting to demand the Government changes course and to discuss a way forward. It should be a simple humanitarian and decent thing to allow the small number of people involved their automatic rights.”