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Two years on, why is the Windrush scandal still claiming victims?

Paul Nichols: His records were destroyed when the racist Tory government was trying to deport members of the so-called Windrush generation.

Didn’t Sajid Javid promise to “do right by the Windrush generation”, on his first day as Home Secretary? (Yes, he did.) What happened?

Yet now we see 75 Paul Nichols, who served in the British Army for nine years but has been denied a student loan at the end of 2017 – because the government has no record of him.

Why not? Because it was ditched with those of all the other Windrush people?

He can’t even get legal support with a claim for compensation because the Tories have not put enough state money into its scheme, it seems.

Campaigners say this means some people have submitted low-quality claims that may be rejected even though they are eligible, and others are not applying because the process is too complex to do without legal support.

An immigration lawyer quoted in the source article (see below) has said there is a huge difference between the resources put into the scheme to provide settled status for EU citizens and those put into helping victims of the Windrush scandal.

She said it amounted to racism by the Conservative government.

But that’s okay – right?

Because, thanks to the Tories’ relentless promotion of division between sections of our society, since they first came back into office in 2010, we’re all racists now.

Source: Windrush man who served in British army for nine years told there is no record of him | The Independent

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