Theresa May accused of hypocrisy after saying that the 'UK will always be home for the Windrush generation'

Greg Evans
Saturday 22 June 2019 11:15
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Prime Minister Theresa May has today paid tribute to the thousands of people who arrived in Britain decades ago as part of the Windrush Generation.

In a video released on Twitter on the second ever Windrush Day , May says that the UK will 'always be their home' and confirms a memorial statue to them will soon be erected in Waterloo station.

A year ago the government was rocked by revelations that they had created a 'hostile environment' for many people who have lived in the UK for the majority of their lives but are excluded from certain rights and benefits that other citizens are entitled too. This resulted in at least 83 cases of people either being wrongly detained or deported from the UK by the Home Office.

May, who coined the term 'hostile environment' when she was home secretary, has received a furious backlash to this video with many pointing out that her policies have led to many people from this generation and the relatives feeling unwelcome in the UK.

Some felt that this video should have been posted by a parody account.

It was a stark contrast to the video posted by Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Indy100 has contacted Downing Street for comment.

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