Windrush, the generation despised by the British Government


  • They were the more than 500,000 citizens of the former Caribbean colonies who arrived in the country to rebuild it between 1948 and 1971 after World War II.


  • Declassified documents reveal that more than 400 were repatriated due to mental problems to free up hospital beds


  • In 2018, the Government of Theresa May already had to apologize for expelling some of them from the country despite having given them permanent residence

It is known as the Windrush generation. They are the Caribbean people who arrived in the United Kingdom between 1948 and 1971 to rebuild the country, destroyed after the Nazi bombings of World War II. On several occasions they have been despised by the British Government. The latest of these scorns occurred this week, when it became known that many of them with mental problems were sent back to the Caribbean without their consent or that of their families. It has been known thanks to official documents that have recently been declassified and to which the BBC has had access. After reading and studying them, he has concluded that it is a “historical injustice.” We are talking about more than 400 cases.

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