The Unfolding of Windrush Scandal Documentary
Doubt on hopes that Amber Rudd’s resignation would draw a line under the fiasco, as twice as many people hold Theresa May responsible for the policies than blame the former home secretary. It comes after protesters descended on Downing Street to call for Ms May to resign, where shadow home secretary Diane Abbott told activists: “When it comes to the Windrush scandal, all roads lead back to Theresa May.”
The row began when it emerged that some Windrush immigrants – who moved to the UK between 1940s to 1970s – had lost their jobs, been refused medical care or been threatened with deportation as they did not have the right documentation.
Hundreds of British citizens appear to have been caught up in the row, which also overshadowed the recent Commonwealth summit in London and forced the prime minister to make a grovelling apology to Caribbean leaders. Ms May’s time at the Home Office has also come under scrutiny, where she introduced the hardline “hostile environment” policies blamed for the aggressive targeting of Windrush citizens, many of whom travelled to the UK as children and never received passports.