Theresa May attempted to extricate herself – and her partner in crime Amber Rudd – from the scandal of the racist abuse of the Windrush generation by repeating a probably focus-grouped mantra ad nauseam:
They are British. They are part of us.
Perhaps she was hoping we wouldn’t notice. But as Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy pointed out, all this did was highlight the fact that May and her party have a ‘Windrush problem’:
Her mantra admits that she knew the Windrush generation people she and her policies were victimising and hounding are – and always were – British citizens.
And she did it anyway.
As this video shows, the hook she is on – and the suffering she has inflicted on British citizens – is entirely of her own making and her opponent at PMQs (Prime Minister’s questions) knows it too:
But it’s far too little, much too late – and as Jeremy Corbyn pointed out,
It’s not an act of generosity to waive citizenship fees when they’re British citizens already.
Corbyn challenged Amber Rudd to resign in today’s PMQs and the most likely outcome is still that May will use Rudd as a human shield – but her own culpability is such that throwing Rudd under a bus is unlikely to make this go away.
Because May’s ‘Windrush problem’ is her own and her party’s fundamental inhumanity – and the arrogance toward the rest of us that it engenders.
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