Today marks 73 years since the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks carrying British citizens from the Caribbean islands who helped to rebuild Britain after the Second World War.
The Windrush scandal, a legacy of Theresa May’s hostile environment, led to the marginalisation and deportation of British citizens from the Windrush generation. Although the Conservative government was shamed into admitting its failures over the Windrush scandal, the victims are still awaiting compensation and justice.
Incidentally, my very first speech after I was elected as a Labour Councillor was at the ‘March for Windrush’ on 5 May 2018. You can watch the video of my speech here: