Sadiq Khan – 2022 Comments on Everyone in UK Getting Free Healthcare

The comments made by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, on 22 June 2022.

This Windrush Day, I want to pay tribute to the way that the Windrush Generation has helped to make our city what it is today. Their incredible contribution to our lives must always be valued and never be forgotten, yet the disgraceful treatment they have faced from the Government and the delay in delivering compensation continues to shame our nation.

It is unacceptable that today undocumented Londoners can struggle to access free healthcare due to worries about proving their immigration status, and that many migrant workers are effectively required to pay a double tax through the extortionate immigration health surcharge. The Government must end its hostile environment now and ensure that everyone living in the UK can access healthcare for free – before they create another Windrush scandal.