POLL: Should Theresa May resign over the Windrush scandal – or Amber Rudd? Or both?

Time to go? A tired-looking Theresa May in Prime Minister’s Questions.

Listen to Owen Jones:

That was Thursday (April 26). There have been more developments since then.

Here‘s one:

“Home Office officials are being rewarded with shopping vouchers for helping to ensure failed asylum seekers lose their attempt to stay in the country, new documents reveal.

“Official guidance obtained by the Guardian shows that immigration staff have been set a target of winning 70% of tribunal cases in which asylum seekers are appealing against government decisions that they should leave the UK.

“These officers are also incentivised by Home Office reward schemes involving gift vouchers, cash bonuses and extra holidays, according to information received under freedom of information laws.

“Asked what rewards were given to presenting officers and case owners in the fields of asylum and immigration, the department confirmed high-street vouchers for £25 or £50 were handed out to “recognise positive performance over a short period of time”, including when officers “exceed their casework targets for a month”.

“Critics said it was a new low for officers to be rewarded for outcomes that meant asylum seekers being asked to leave the UK for countries where they claim to be facing persecution or war. The incentives undermine confidence in the fairness of the system, they say.”

Of course it does; the system isn’t fair at all – nor is it intended to be. It is intended to target and victimise the innocent in a way that they cannot beat.

That is what the Windrush migrants discovered. Now we see that asylum-seekers from a much wider area are also being attacked by our racist Tory government.

Another was Amber Rudd’s announcement that the UK is to scrap immigration removal targets – on the day she humiliated herself by having to admit she had been wrong to say they didn’t exist (as she did on Wednesday, April 25).

Will this mean asylum seekers get a reprieve (and Home Office employees lose their gift vouchers)? Of course not.

As with the bogus promise of citizenship to the Windrush Generation (who are already UK citizens – Mrs May and Ms Rudd have been deporting them illegally) – the scrapping of targets is confined to this particular group, and the police to reduce immigration to less than 10,000 a year remains in place.

If the policy is being relaxed in one place, it must become harsher in another. Someone else will suffer more as a result of this.

Remember that the so-called Windrush migrants have been suffering for years because of the policies of Theresa May and Amber Rudd – and one man, Dexter Bristol, has died.

So, how do we stop the suffering?

Is it possible with Theresa May as prime minister and Amber Rudd as Home Secretary?

Many people think not.

So should they resign?

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11 thoughts on “POLL: Should Theresa May resign over the Windrush scandal – or Amber Rudd? Or both?

  1. trev

    All Tories should resign, apart from IDS, Lord Freud, David Cameron & George Osborne, who should all do the decent thing with a revolver.

  2. William Thomas

    Why aren’t their resignations over wind rush being called for by every non Tory and at every opportunity 24 hrs a day. Mays and Rudds indifference and arrogance will be seen by all and the very least it can do is drive another nail into their coffins. !!!!

  3. NMac

    Both are corrupt and thoroughly dishonest liars, but for Tories that’s par for the course.

  4. Terry Welsby

    They are both heartless and greedy, they should go and a general election called, immediately.

  5. Jake

    And the policy to reduce immigration to less than 10,000 a year remains in place.

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