Wednesday 2 May 2018 / 6:19 PM Diane Abbott / Immigration

This is nothing short of a betrayal of the Windrush generation – Diane Abbott MP

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the Tories voting down Labour’s motion to force them to publish internal Government correspondence on the Windrush Scandal, said:

“This was an opportunity for the Tories to start to right the wrongs they have done to the Windrush generation.

“After losing her human shield with the resignation of Amber Rudd, the architect of this scandal, Theresa May, ordered her MPs to vote to cover up the truth of her involvement.

“This is nothing short of a betrayal of the Windrush generation and others who have been affected by the Government’s heartless ‘hostile environment’, and flies in the face of the new Home Secretary’s promise to make things right. Tory MPs will now have to explain to the people whose lives have been turned upside down why they think they don’t deserve the facts to be known and don’t deserve proper justice.”