Wednesday 13 June 2018 / 11:30 AM Diane Abbott / Windrush

Windrush citizens must not wait months for hardship fund

Diane Abbott, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the Home Affairs Committee’s call for the Government to set up a hardship fund immediately for Windrush citizens who have suffered financially because of difficulties proving their immigration status, said:

“Members of the Windrush generation have been left destitute, in debt and struggling to make ends meet because of the Tories’ hostile environment.

“Yet ministers now expect our fellow citizens to wait months longer for a compensation scheme that has already been delayed.

“The Home Secretary must immediately give Windrush citizens the support they have always been entitled to.”