Commonwealth immigration

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Stars urge Commonwealth to oppose UK plan to send refugees to Rwanda
Celebrities including Sophie Okonedo and David Harewood say scheme shows ‘colonial view’ of Africa as ‘dumping ground’

Geneva Abdul

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Windrush generation ‘moved to tears’ as monument unveiled in London
Basil Watson’s sculpture at Waterloo station celebrates pioneers who arrived in Britain after second world war

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

22, Jun, 2022 @3:13 PM

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‘It’s not a monument, it’s a celebration’: Windrush sculpture unveiled in Hackney
Thomas J Price’s Warm Shores was created from composites of 30 residents connected to the Windrush generation, and shows how monuments can represent the communities they stand in

Amah-Rose Abrams

22, Jun, 2022 @3:13 PM

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Windrush: only one in four applicants have received compensation
Figure comes four years after people wrongly classified as illegal immigrants were promised redress

Amelia Gentleman

22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Integrate, my mum said, so I did. But Eric Morecambe helped me find my Windrush self | Lenny Henry
Our parents were heroes who wanted us to fit in, but eventually I came to value my own identity, says actor and comedian Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry

22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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British history should not be treated as a ‘soft play area’, says David Olusoga
Writer and broadcaster says teaching about the past must not be a way of making people feel good about themselves

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Faces in a London crowd: museum’s appeal to identify Windrush arrivals
The National Railway Museum in quest to tell stories of the West Indian passengers caught on camera at Waterloo station as they began a new life in Britain

Donna Ferguson

12, Jun, 2022 @9:20 AM

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Home Office tried to ‘sanitise’ staff education module on colonialism
Disagreements have led to delay in course rollout as civil servants think empire material ‘too controversial’

Amelia Gentleman

10, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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A deadly ideology: how the ‘great replacement theory’ went mainstream
The alleged Buffalo shooter was said to have been inspired by the racist conspiracy, which has been embraced by rightwing politicians in the US and Europe – as well as Fox News

Steve Rose

08, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Racism in UK immigration policy comes as no surprise | Letters
Letters: Paul McGilchrist cites an explicit admission of racism on immigration that has been in the public domain for more than 50 years. Plus letters from David Chan and Alison Simmons

Letters

03, Jun, 2022 @4:41 PM

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The Guardian view on Windrush history: ministers are hiding the truth | Editorial
Editorial: There could hardly be a worse time for the government to refuse to share insights from a historian’s report on racist immigration policies

Editorial

30, May, 2022 @5:41 PM

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The racist legislation that led to Windrush
A suppressed report has concluded the fiasco’s roots lie in immigration legislation from 1950 to 1981

Amelia Gentleman

29, May, 2022 @5:33 PM

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