If you’re wondering who Hubert Howard is – that is precisely the point.
He wasn’t famous.
He was just an ordinary person – like you or me.
And the Conservatives, in government, treated him abominably.
Another victim of the long-running Windrush scandal, he died on Tuesday – just three weeks after being granted UK citizenship, 59 years after he arrived in the UK, aged three.
Here‘s The Guardian:
“Howard spent much of the last two months of his life still fighting for British citizenship from his intensive-care bed in hospital. He was granted it at the end of October when his lawyer informed the Home Office that he was critically ill, and highlighted the urgency of his case.
“Howard had not left the country since he arrived here legally in 1960. He first realised he had problems with his documents in 2005 when his employers, the Peabody housing association, asked him to show that he was in the UK legally. He tried to get a passport the following year so he could visit his sick mother in Jamaica, but the Home Office said it had no record of him and warned him that if he left the UK he might not be allowed back into the country. His mother died before he was able to see her again.
“He tried on numerous occasions to apply for a passport. In 2012 he was dismissed by Peabody because he was still not able to prove he was in the UK legally. He died in debt as a result of losing his job.”
Note that he continued to be treated with contempt by the Conservative government, even after the Windrush scandal became headline news in 2018.
▪️In this country for 59 years
▪️Unable to visit mother before she died
▪️Lost job and driven into debt
▪️Made ill with stress
▪️Refused passport numerous times
If there’s any justice, Windrush alone would be enough to drive the Tories out of office. https://t.co/sNYTGkaEBu
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 13, 2019
We’re going to need to hold the equivalent of a Nuremberg Trial for the likes of Home Secretary Priti Patel, former Home Secretary Theresa May & current PM Boris Johnson.
We’ll need more than Truth & Reconciliation to put Broken Britain 🇬🇧 together again. https://t.co/xbuljxoSiu
— John Clarke (@JohnClarke1960) November 13, 2019
This is just one example of the contempt in which the Conservatives hold ordinary people who deserve respect.
If they get the chance, they will go out of their way to harm you.
Think about that when you’re voting on December 12.
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