Rudd Steers Ship ….
As the scandal riddled PM Theresa May’s government in Britian bows to demands to bring a quick end to the Windrush mess. Fees will be waived for those Windrushers who wish to be British citizens. This an about tourn of almost 360 degrees from not so long ago. Why so dramatic?
The recently concluded heads of government meeting was a source of great embarrassment for the May administration. The fallout from Brexit and the di prospect of a possible loss of a valuable trading block was likely put in the equation and forced May to make meaningful, if not serious concessions. You will recall that PM May initially refused to meet with those heads who requested a meeting with her. She changed her mind and agreed to said meeting. This in my perspective, was the break through, as they say the last straw that broke the camel’s back. The rest as they say is history.
Home Secretary Rudd
The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has approved sweeping changes to their tough immigration policy that shuts out a little under one million Jamaicans. (approximately 800, 000). The Home Secretary was addressing parliament in UK yesterday, Monday April 23, 2018.
Samantha Barnes, daughter of daddy Barnes who is ill and stuck in Jamaica is unable to return to Britain where he resided for over fifty (50+) years. He returned to Jamaica to settle family matters but has been unable to return some ten years now. Two applications for visas have been turned down. Senior Barnes wants to return to UK for among other things medical treatment. There is a windfall as fees are being waived to assist those affected like daddy Barnes.
There has been positive action as Mr. Barnes is back in Britain as Amber Rudd is blown away by Windrush scandal. Congrats to all.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a social activist, Senior International Correspondent & Photojournalist who contributes to Vision Newspaper