Search

Jeremy Corbyn on ‘disgusting’ treatment of Windush victims in Islington North: ‘They deserve our thanks, not abuse’

PUBLISHED: 15:06 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:06 24 April 2018

Speaking to the Gazette at the opening of Acoustic in Stoke Newington on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn blasted the 'disgusting' treatment of the Windrush generation. Picture: Sonobel PR

Speaking to the Gazette at the opening of Acoustic in Stoke Newington on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn blasted the 'disgusting' treatment of the Windrush generation. Picture: Sonobel PR

Archant

Jeremy Corbyn has criticised “disgusting” treatment of the Windrush generation – including a number of his Islington North constituents.

Mr Corbyn, the Labour Party leader, told the Gazette: “People came here, contributed their lives to this country – our health service, our schools, our transport system – are now being told they are no longer welcome. It’s disgraceful and disgusting. The public uprising about Windrush shows the best of Britain.

“There are a number of people [in Islington North] affected by this. They have been talking to me and obviously we are taking up their individual cases.

“They have been badly treated. In one case, she has spent 40 years working in the NHS in various capacities. She’s cured us, cleaned us, helped us, supported us. She deserves our thanks. Not collective abuse where she is deported. We are going to support them.”

The controversy, which continued this week, has seen long-term residents who settled in the UK from the Caribbean between the late ’40s and early ’70s wrongly identified by the government as illegal immigrants after the destruction of vital paperwork.

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 16:47

The curtain could finally be raised on a forgotten 400-seat underground theatre beneath Islington Green – a decade after it was built.

Yesterday, 16:35

A popular Blackstock Road boozer was reportedly ordered to close on Wednesday because of an ongoing licensing dispute.

Yesterday, 08:50

City and Islington College (CANDI) students are “over the moon” after bagging places at some of the “world’s best universities” on an emotional A-level results day.

Thu, 18:25

Crew members at Islington Fire Station raised £316 for a “wonderful” cause by hosting a charity car wash.

Thu, 16:39

Cheery 236 bus driver Nelson Campos tells the Gazette why he loves his current route between Islington and Hackney – and reminisced about working for the home office, courts and the police.

Thu, 16:02

The headteacher of North Bridge House Senior Canonbury has lauded the efforts of his students on A-level results day.

Thu, 16:02

Hackney Council has urged Transport for London to scrap a series of “unacceptable” cuts to bus services that would see the 48 shelved completely and several others scaled back.

Thu, 16:00

A mother and her three young kids are devastated after their pet chihuahua was shot dead in a Canonbury garden yesterday afternoon.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now