This photo shows a demonstration in solidarity with the Windrush generation called by Stand Up to Racism. The government’s illegal deportation of black British citizens was highlighted by UN rapporteur Tendayi Achiume.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Tendayi Achiume, the UN’s special rapporteur on racism, criticised the government’s adoption of “sweeping austerity measures” since 2010, which have “disproportionately” affected ethnic minorities.
Her preliminary findings, which included criticism of the “hostile environment” introduced by PM Theresa May when she was Home Secretary, come after a two-week trip visiting victims of racial hate crime across the country.
Speaking at a press conference to mark the end of her trip, Ms Achiume said “women of colour are the worst affected” by austerity measures and that the picture for young black boys in Britain “remains grim and has actually worsened.”
She strongly recommended the British government repeal aspects of the 2014 and 2016 Immigration Act which helped foster Ms May’s hostile environment.
Ms Achiume will release a report in June 2019 further outlining her findings.
Youth are bearing the brunt of the Conservative government’s austerity measures, with thousands affected by unemployment, homelessness and poverty. Their plight is made worse by brutal cuts to welfare benefits and social programmes: here.