Who are the Windrush generation?



140 MPs from across politics have written to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for an “immediate and effective” response to concerns from long-term Commonwealth-born British residents over their immigration status.
But who are the Windrush generation?
The name comes from the Empire Windrush, the ship that brought the first large group of post-war West Indian immigrants to the UK carrying 492 passengers on a voyage from Jamaica to London in 1948.
Jamaica remained a British colony until 1960. The passengers on the Windrush were taking advantage of the 1948 British Nationality Act, which gave... read more

 
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Source: Scotsman
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