Tuesday 24 Apr
Press reports over the last few months have exposed the details of the crude deportations of West Indian born emigrees whose British citizenship has been called into question. The scandal relating to the treatment of people who have resided here for most of their lives, came to a head last week with the eruption of what has been dubbed the ‘Windrush scandal’. The row has sparked a raging national debate over immigration and the status of those who arrived from the Caribbean before 1973. Carl Arrindell is joined in the studio by a child of the so called Windrush generation - Lee Jasper. Lee Jasper is a British activist who served as Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities to the former Mayor of London - Ken Livingstone and has sat on many different committees and groups such as the ILEA the Metropolitan Police Advisory and the Royal Commonwealth Society. Jasper was a witness at the Stephen Lawrence inquiry as well as a group member of the Lawrence Campaign.
See Lee Jasper Blog on the issue:
'The Windrush Generation: Black, British, Betrayed'