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Windrush is just the tip of the iceberg—this is how anti-immigrant politics are normalised in Britain

Pitting Windrush against the ‘wrong’ kind of migrants does nothing to change the narrative that produced Windrush

By Maya Goodfellow  

Demonstrators protest against the hostile environment immigration policy. Photo: PA

It must have come as a surprise to Theresa May that one of her flagship policies could become so toxic; the “hostile environment” was only ever meant to be a vote winner. Over the past two weeks the Windrush scandal made headlines, Amber Rudd was forced to resign as Home Secretary and the policy itself has come under question. But this has been decades in the making.

On the surface, it seems this all started with an…

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