Charter flight goes ahead with fewer than half of those government intended to deport on board after court ruled they were denied access to justice
This is what Labour List say:
When will black lives matter once again?" This was the challenge from David Lammy yesterday as he confronted the government on plans to deport a plane full of people before having published the outcome of the 'lessons learned' review into Windrush (watch his speech here). We are just two years on from the injustice that saw 164 people detained and deported, and a further 5,000 denied access to support from public services to which they were entitled. Following that revelation – that the Home Office had been removing British citizens from the country – the government halted deportations and commissioned an investigation. But this has not yet been published and the question is, then, why has the government started them again?
Note the conflation. Windrush scandal: people whose parents screwed the paperwork up decades ago getting treated like criminals. Today's deportation: criminals getting treated like criminals.