The Windrush Scandal has exposed the racism still prevalent in the UK


Sometimes, it would seem that the UK Houses of Parliament are literally sinking into the River Thames beside them. What with the ongoing antisemitism engulfing the Labour Party, and now the horrific treatment of the so-called ‘Windrush Generation’ at the hands of the current Home Office, it feels as if the current news cycle has brushed off the thin veneer of respectability of government institutions. Through scandals such as these, the institutional racism still present in UK politics has been revealed.  

The Windrush saga reveals an acceptance by the government of blatantly anti-immigrant rhetoric in exchange for perceived political gain. The Windrush generation consists of UK nationals of Caribbean descent, most of whom are at pensionable age. The generation takes its name from the…

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