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The Tories betrayed the Windrush victims – we will stand by them | Yvette Cooper

Re-establishing the Home Office’s Windrush unit would be a real way to give families justice

  • Yvette Cooper is Labour’s shadow home secretary

Windrush Day should be a moment to pay tribute to a generation who arrived in the UK to rebuild our economy and our public services after the second world war – to the nurses, doctors, bus drivers, construction workers, care workers and many others who faced down prejudice and discrimination, and worked hard all their lives to strengthen our communities, our culture and our country.

But it also shines a searing spotlight on the terrible Windrush scandal – and the shameful fact that it is enduring because so many Windrush families still haven’t seen the justice or the compensation they deserve. Supporting the Windrush generation isn’t good enough if too many of them are still being let down today.

Yvette Cooper is Labour’s shadow home secretary

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