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Windrush scandal: 'All roads lead back to May'

Diane Abbott has accused Theresa May of being personally responsible for the Windrush scandal by declaring that "all roads lead back" to her.
Labour's shadow home secretary addressed a crowd of protesters opposite Downing Street to say it "happened on her watch".
Ms Abbott told campaigners the scandal "doesn't end here", slamming the prime minister for "bringing in the hostile environment".Mrs May has personally apologised to Commonwealth citizens caught up in the immigration scandal.:: Windrush caseload hits 3,000 and 'increasing daily'
Windrush scandal: 'All roads lead back to May'

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Windrush families have been promised compensation
Speaking on Saturday, Ms Abbott said: "Comrades, I’m here to show my solidarity with the Windrush generation."And say how pleased I am that I was the first person to call for Amber Rudd's resignation. And then she resigned."And you know why she had to resign, not because of what she said in a committee but because somebody had to take responsibility for what was done to the Windrush generation."And it happened on her watch."I am not under any illusion, when it comes to the Windrush scandal all roads lead back to Theresa May."
The scandal has seen people who have been legally living in the UK for decades being denied NHS treatment, losing their jobs, struggling to get benefits and being warned they could face deportation.:: Sajid Javid disowns PM's 'hostile environment'
Windrush scandal: 'All roads lead back to May'

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Protesters gathered opposite Downing Street
She added: "The Windrush scandal doesn't end here. We need to know how many people were deported, we know to know how many were detained. We need to know how many weren't allowed to come back into this country."But above all, we have to continue fighting for fairness and humane treatment of migrants."Around 150 people gathered for the protest in central London.The new home secretary, Sajid Javid, has said a compensation scheme is being set up for Windursh families affected by the scandal.
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He had promised it was his top priority, and wrote of his own personal fear it "could have been" him or a member of his family.Emergency government measures will also mean thousands will get the chance to obtain British citizenship for free and without having to take language tests.
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