Poll: Britons blame May for Windrush scandal

By Harry Carr, Head of Sky Data
Voters are much more inclined to blame Theresa May for the Windrush scandal than Amber Rudd, according to a Sky Data poll.
Ms Rudd resigned as Home Secretary after she admitted to "inadvertently misleading" Parliament over targets for removing illegal immigrants.
It followed the scandal around the treatment of the Windrush generation - Commonwealth citizens who legally emigrated to Britain decades ago.A number of them have been refused healthcare, benefits and been threatened with deportation, as they lacked paperwork to support their immigration status.
Poll: Britons blame May for Windrush scandal

Commonwealth immigrants arrived in Britain after the Second World War
Some 31% of those surveyed think Mrs May, who was home secretary at the time, is responsible for the mistreatment of those involved, with two in three agreeing that her government is now "unstable".In contrast, just 4% hold Ms Rudd mostly to blame, with 24% blaming civil servants, and 18% blaming the last Labour government.Despite this, the majority (55%) think Ms Rudd did the right thing by stepping down, against 29% who say she should have stayed.
Poll: Britons blame May for Windrush scandal

A protest in support of the Windrush generation in Windrush Square, Brixton
The figures are a turnaround from last week, when a Sky Data poll showed the public divided, with 41% backing her to stay and 41% calling on her to go.Amber Rudd is the fourth cabinet minister to resign in six months following Michael Fallon, Priti Patel and Damian Green.And the public appears to have noticed, with 64% describing Theresa May's government as unstable, against 33% who think it is stable.
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:: Sky Data interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,226 Sky customers via SMS on 30 April. Data are weighted to the profile of the population.For full Sky Data tables, please click here.
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