British PM apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row » Manila Bulletin News


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Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May meets Commonwealth Caribbean leaders to dicusss their concerns over treatment of their migrants in Britain. (POOL/AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS/ MANILA BULLETIN)

At a meeting in Downing Street, May told representatives of the 12 Caribbean members of the Commonwealth that she took the treatment of the so-called Windrush generation “very seriously”.

“I want to apologise to you today. Because we are genuinely sorry for any anxiety that has been caused,” she told the hastily-convened…

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