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Reporter’s notes on Windrush scandal

19 April, 2018 — By John Gulliver

Guardian journalist and Camden resident Amelia Gentleman

THANK goodness we have, to a large extent, a free press.

It is because of the press that the scandal engulfing the government over the Windrush generation has been exposed.

And it was Amelia Gentleman, a fellow Camden resident, who first opened fire on the inhumane Home Office more than a month ago in the Guardian with a story about an elderly Jamaican awaiting deportation.

Week after week Amelia Gentleman – daughter of the eminent illustrator David Gentle­man – ran exposures on the Home Office. The government ignored them until last week the Daily Mail – said to be Mrs May’s favourite read – joined in.

And as that coincided with the opening of the Common­wealth Conference, Mrs May caved in with a grovel­ling apology.

But, it all started with Amelia Gentleman!


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