Oh dear, this is a tad awkward. Seems BOTH the Home Office and Number 10 knew about the problems of the Windrush generation back in 2016. They knew because the Barbados government told them.
The best the grovelling Amber Rude could come up with was that she “bitterly” regretted not recognising the “systemic” problem sooner.
She said, “I look back with hindsight and I’m surprised I did not see the shape of it sooner, I bitterly, deeply regret that I didn’t see it as more than individual cases that had gone wrong that needed addressing. I didn’t see it as a systemic issue until very recently.”
The real hoot is that there is a new Tory smug git involved in this utter shambles and disgrace. In 2016 Philip Limp-Dick Hammond was the Foreign Secretary. He was told by Caribbean ministers about immigrants facing deportation despite having lived in the UK for most of their lives, and a report about their concerns was passed to the Home Office, which was led at the time by none other than Tess May. Now there’s a thing!
Funny how this entire shambles always ends up with May at the centre. Does she have ANY conscience or dignity?