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March 20th 2020

Malcolm Johnson

Home Office demonstrated “institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness towards the issue of race”

Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson

Senior Solicitor, Abuse

Home Office demonstrated “institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness towards the issue of race”

The long awaited report, the “Windrush Lessons Learned Review” has now been released by the Home Office. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel gave an apology today in the House of Commons.

The long awaited report, the “Windrush Lessons Learned Review” has now been released by the Home Office. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel gave an apology today in the House of Commons.

The report runs into 275 pages, and it blames the Home Office for running a “culture of disbelief and carelessness”.

“Members of the Windrush generation and their children have been poorly served by this country. They had every right to be here and should never have been caught in the immigration net. The many stories of injustice and hardship are heartbreaking, with jobs lost, lives uprooted and untold damage done to so many individuals and families.”

The report can be found at :- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/windrush-lessons-learned-review

Malcolm Johnson, head of our Abuse Department at Hudgells solicitors said :-

“The Windrush Scandal has been a silent destroyer of people’s lives. We’re seeing British citizens who suddenly found themselves trapped in our disjointed, incompetent immigration system. What’s shocking is that this has been going on for many years. Right now, the same people are finding that the Windrush compensation system simply isn’t working. We’re told that by February of this year only £62,198 of compensation had been paid out, shared between 36 people. This is a disgrace for a system set up nearly a year ago.”

Hudgell Solicitors are ready to help anyone wishing to make a claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

Please contact our specialist lawyers, Malcolm Johnson mj@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk, Zahrah Diwan zd@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk, or Emily Fox on ef@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk or visit our website http://www.windrushcases.co.uk/

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