The Prime Minister has reportedly backed down under monumental public pressure and will now meet Caribbean leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to discuss the disgraceful treatment of the Windrush generation.
Caribbean people were brought to Britain, but in the early 1970s immigration laws changed and now people are losing their jobs and being deported because they are struggling to prove they came to the UK legally – despite paying taxes, working here and raising their children in the country…
First day back in Commons – No 10 under pressure on Windrush kids & bypassing Commons on Syria …
PM will now meet Caribbean PMs at CHOGM
— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) April 16, 2018
The about turn comes after the British government apparently rejected a request from Caribbean officials to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding deportation threats being issued to ‘Windrush generation’ Brits.
A request was made by representatives of 12 Caribbean countries to meet with Theresa May to discuss the threat now facing Brits, some of whom are now losing their jobs over concerns they aren’t here legally despite many having come to Britain as young children, and themselves having raised children and grandchildren in the UK.
The High Commissioner for Barbados, Guy Hewitt, has said: “We did make a request to the CHOGM summit team for a meeting to be held between the Prime Minister and the Commonwealth Caribbean heads of government who will be here for the CHOGM and regrettably they have advised us that that is not possible.”
It comes as London hosts a Commonwealth summit at a time of great opportunity for global Britain post-Brexit, free to negotiate trade deals across the world.
Why are Brits who have been here for decades being treated this way? The UK meanwhile has a total open door to the European Union and allows jihadis to walk back into the country. Disgusting.