This definitely feels like a planned immigration exercise - @metpoliceuk say the exercise was pursuant to “complaints”, which is nice and vague ie hard to check; of the other 5 cases mentioned, 2 are insurance offences and 3 are again unspecified. [1/2]…
We are descending rapidly into ghettoisation as official policy. @ukhomeoffice and @metpoliceuk are utter poison.

PS: @Deliveroo nice work tripping over yrself to pledge allegiance to the hostile environment rather than defending your harassed workers. You’re an enabler. [2/2]
On reflection, although the HE is the work of @ukhomeoffice, we can and should do more to call out and mark corporate enablers, so I’ll start: @Deliveroo, your riders are people, not numbers to be shuffled around in support of despotic and damaging migration targets... [3/2]
...which you, based on the type of labour you *depend* on, know, so grow a bloody pair and stop shilling (and pay them). Are you @Deliveroo supporting those 2 workers who are now being harassed by @ukhomeoffice? If not, why not? #BreakTheHE

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21 May
🚨 alert,🧵 alert: National Audit Office report
The NAO has been quietly auditing the Windrush Compensation Scheme in Q1, and has reported the results of its review this am. The headline (general incompetence, undue delays) aren't surprising. NAO/1…
We're more interested in some of the fine print, and the untruths and misrepresentations (by @ukhomeoffice, to be clear, not the NAO) the report reveals.

I'm writing this live, so follow this thread for updates as I go... NAO/2
The NAO finds the HO "developed different sets of objectives and it is not clear which it uses to measure progress". This (highlights mine) is from an internal HO document. Pay close attention to the language here:
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6 May
Carl was born in Britain and held a British passport, which @ukhomeoffice confiscated for no apparent reason. Many journos have skirted reporting his story b/c it doesn't fit the expected Windrush narrative - but not @mrjamesob! Tune in today.

This is Carl's story.

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5 May
This is a companion to a piece which aired on the 6 and 10pm editions of the news on BBC1 yesterday, containing interviews of @Anthony24596 and @JacquiMckenzie6. (We're trying to figure out how to get a clip) [1/4]…
While much of this isn't new if you've followed this issue over the past few years, the fact that new (to the general audience) victims continue to be found with each successive broadcast package is distressing, and should serve as a warning for how deep this thing goes. [2/4]
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30 Apr
In a written reply to @Stuart_McDonald yesterday, @pritipatel made a number of startling revelations, documented here by @maybulman: [1/12]…
As ever, there's more than one calamity to unpack here, so we'll limit ourselves to preliminary payments.

These are £10k awards that were rolled out in December to much self-congratulation as to how well @ukhomeoffice was listening to victims, how much it had achieved. [2/12]
Here comes the other shoe: when these payments were announced, @ukhomeoffice said - no equivocation - "We will ensure that [those with] pending applications will be considered for either a preliminary or final payment in the first 3 months of 2021." [3/12]…
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18 Feb
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On 14 Dec, @ukhomeoffice had announced a package of reforms to the Scheme. These reforms were said to be the fruit of the sincere efforts of HO staff in listening to the complaints victims and stakeholders had been making for well over a year. [3/35]…
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17 Feb
We've been quiet for a while b/c there is a lot going on BTS; in particular, we've had an influx of enquiries from extant and new claimants who need legal assistance with their Windrush Compensation Scheme applications.

Precious little has changed. [1/4] #HOPayUp
We continue to refer claimants for legal assistance and do everything we can to support them through this utter shitshow, so get in touch if you or someone you know need(s) help with your/their application or appeal.

But that's not all. [2/4] #HOPayUp
Remember this open letter (h/t @maybulman)? Well, @pritipatel responded to us, late last month. [3/4]…
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