Windrush Scandal

Template letter to email your MP’s

URGENT PAY WINDRUSH COMPENSATION – STOP DEPORTATIONS

Template letter/email to MPS re the HS response to AB Letter – PAY WINDRUSH COMPENSATION – STOP DEPORTATIONS Our address:

Date:

PAY WINDRUSH COMPENSATION – STOP DEPORTATIONS

Dear (Insert name)

We/I (Insert our organisation) regret the resignation of Former senior Home Office employee Alexandra Ankrah who reportedly says some colleagues showed ‘complete lack of humanity’ in processing Windrush Scandal compensation claims.

(Insert your organisation) notes the letter of 12th October 2020 by the Rt. Honorable Priti Patel, Home Secretary to Anthony Brown of Preston Windrush Generation & Descendants UK declining the proposal to make automatic payments to Windrush compensation claimants for having their citizenship status revoked. This is in addition to consequential losses compensation claims.

Consequently, (Insert your organisation) calls on the Government to remove the administration of the Windrush Compensation Scheme from the Home Office.

(Insert your organisation) supports the establishment of a Windrush Compensation Scheme Taskforce within the Race Disparity Unit at the Cabinet Office.

Background

An open letter was written to Priti Patel, Home Secretary, on rectifying the status of Windrush Victims by changing the law, automatic compensation after being successfully assessed through the Windrush Scheme, and tackling race disparities with the ‘Burning Work’ report.

Could you look at her response and reasoning to see how we could get her to think again. It would be a great relief for many of your Windrush Constituents who we continue to work with despite the lockdown if the proposal to pay £10k to those who have been successful through the Windrush Scheme could be accepted and paid in time for Christmas.

This would cost an estimated £50m for their citizenship being revoked in the first place.

Any compensation for consequential losses would be additional. This sum is based on around 5k people being granted citizenship or a document confirming their legal status (HS report the Home Affairs Select Committee 28th April 2020).

A number of Windrush victims have died and many are in limbo before receiving compensation and the Covid -19 pandemic disproportionately killing Black people could take many more at the rate the Home Office is going (only £1.8m paid in 18 months of an estimated compensation bill of £200m to £570m.

Must the Windrush Generation wait 200 years?!

The recent resignation of Alexandra Ankrah and her report that the compensation claimants are receiving ‘Inhuman treatment’ is alarming and should presage the removal of the administration of the Compensation Scheme from the Home Office. Goodness only knows what it is costing to administer.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/18/black-official-quit-allegedly-racist-windrush-compensation-scheme?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR2V7WNVwUmLN8LJvOgJmRRUKmlk98PbX4zcbfcSXew_CLd20i4NElk_64Q

We would be grateful for any support you could muster among fellow MP’s, Labour and Conservative, to join a Zoom call on Monday 7th December 7 pm to 8 pm. Or if you could suggest a time that would be better for most MP’s.

We are seeking to bring people affected from a number of constituencies around the country to make MP’s aware of the issues they are facing with the Home Office.

The Home Office must pay compensation and stop deportations of the descendants of the Windrush Generation.

Please see the attached documents:
• Anthony Brown’s Open Letter to Priti Patel dated, Windrush Day, 22nd June 2020
• Photo of Anthony’s family referred to in the letter before leaving Jamaica for the UK, 1967
• The Burning Works Report Intergenerational Conference on tackling race disparities in Community Cohesion, Criminal Justice, Education, Health, and Work.
• Right Honourable Priti Patel, Home Secretary’s letter to Anthony Brown dated 12th October 2020
We wish to share these documents widely on social media, and by any means necessary to take action and to promote a public debate on the delays in compensating the Windrush Generation as justice delayed is justice denied.

We would also like you to be named as a supporter of our campaign to get earlier compensation by Christmas for the Windrush Generation.

Thank you again for your help and support

I look forward to hearing from you on the said matter.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PuT7r2LdHok0VVhRO_q1h3nlsomUJeFh?usp=sharing

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