20 March 2020 02:38
Every now and again, there are moments in British history where the significance of an event throws into question our values. The publication of the 1999 Macpherson report was one such juncture, which lifted the lid on institutional racism in the Metropolitan Police and beyond. Our watershed moment is the Windrush review. The nation was shocked and appalled when the Windrush scandal hit the news in 2018. Rightly so, for what happened was the destruction of black Britons' lives as a direct result of the government's "hostile environment" agenda.
People from the Windrush generation and others who lost their jobs, homes and medical care, and the families of those who died, urgently need redress, starting with compensation and decisions on unresolved immigration cases. An immediate