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Two years on from Windrush and clearly the Tories have learnt nothing

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The Tories are doing nothing to prevent another Windrush Scandal

This Saturday is the second official Windrush Day. Last year, shamed by the appalling Windrush Scandal, the government issued a series of apologies and established a day to celebrate the Windrush Generation and their descendants.

From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras.

The benefits they have made to our country are enormous. The 492 Commonwealth citizens who arrived on the Empire Windrush, and hundreds of thousands more like them, helped to rebuild Britain’s infrastructure after the Second World War, and to build our NHS and other public services. And they continue to contribute hugely to our society, our culture and our economy.

It is right that we celebrate those contributions today. But when it comes to actual government policy, nothing has really changed. A year on from the first Windrush Day, the “hostile environment” is as hostile as ever.

These policies, which turn teachers, doctors, police officers and bank clerks into border guards, are exactly the policies that led members of the Windrush generation to be deprived their rights,........

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