Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2021 Comments on Windrush Compensation Scheme

The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 21 May 2021.

This [National Audit Office] report should make shameful reading for Conservative Ministers.

Victims of the Windrush Scandal have faced many years of injustice, anguish and pain. Yet, more than two years after the compensation scheme has been set up, only a fraction of victims have been compensated.

Many people have received insultingly low compensation offers from the Government, and it’s heartbreaking for family members to have lost loved ones who have never received justice. Instead, the Government is heaping painful insult upon injustice.