Hubert Howard has died – and he won’t be the last victim of the Tory Windrush scandal

The Empire Windrush brought many people to the UK to help rebuild the country after World War II. If it was still in service, the Tories would be trying to use it to deport them all again.

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.

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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2 thoughts on “Hubert Howard has died – and he won’t be the last victim of the Tory Windrush scandal

  1. James Fussell

    “The Home Office stopped him visiting his mother before she died…. Shame on @ukhomeoffice” – David Lammy invoking shame on a Home Office under a Labour – sorry, ‘New “Labour”‘ – government of which he was a member at the time? Oooops! Here’s to JC4PM and a REAL Labour government, even if it has to be a minority one (thinking Scotland)

  2. Grey Swans

    Admin GREY SWANS pension activist group into Labour’s pension policies, when Labour win 12 December election, demands £250 per week state pension for all pensioners, old and new, from April 2020.

    Grey Swans includes the Windrush Generation, mostly deported over age 45, but also their finances destroyed by the hostile environment of the Tories and Lib Dems, to get the same £250 per week state pension, regardless of retirement date and National Insurance record as all pensioners, old and new, including those in frozen countries.

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