Windrush generation peers attack 'incompetent' Home Office

From BBC - April 16, 2018

Two peers who came from to the UK from Commonwealth countries have condemned the current treatment of the Windrush generation as "distressing".

Lib Dem and former children's TV presenter Baroness Benjamin said she was lucky not to be among those now asked to prove their status.

Labour's Lord Boateng accused the Home Office of adding injury to the insult of previous generations' racism.

A government spokesman said he understood their concerns.

Baroness Benjamin described the situation faced by people who came to the UK as children and now being asked for proof was "distressing, inconsiderate and heartless".

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She told the House: "I came to this country in 1960 as a British citizen, a Windrush generation child, who was told I was part of the motherland, I would be welcomed.


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