David Lammy’s Windrush speech went viral because it was so devastating

Labour MP David Lammy’s attack on the government’s treatment of the Windrush generation has gone viral because it was so devastating.

The government has apologised after many immigrants who arrived from the Commonwealth decades ago as children have been told they are here illegally.

Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham, said it was a ‘national day of shame’ for the government and said prime minister and former Home Secretary Theresa May was to blame for a climate of far-right rhetoric.

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There’s a longer version of the speech here.

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