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6 September 2019updated 07 Jun 2021 1:29pm

Irony alert! The Home Office’s jolly Windrush Twitter banner

By Media Mole

In the week that a Home Office Windrush investigation found its own hostile environment policy failed to counter racial discrimination, its Twitter account looked slightly jollier.

Sporting a multi-coloured “WINDRUSH 2019: CELEBRATING GREAT BRITAIN’S DNA” Twitter banner, you’d never guess that it was this department that wrongly classified thousands of Windrush generation citizens as illegal immigrants, leading to unemployment, homelessness, illness, detention and deportations.

The Twitter banner has been changed since the weekend to a generic picture of the department, following the month of the new annual national Windrush Day, which was first announced last year. Thank goodness for a government funded day when compensation payments and apologies have yet to be forthcoming for many – including a 74-year-old who died before his case was resolved.

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