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Hundreds turn out for Abbott Windrush speech

PICTURED: Diane Abbott

A PUBLIC meeting attended by MP Diane Abbott attracted hundreds of people to a venue in Moss Side recently as she spoke about the Windrush Scandal.

More than 300 locals filled the West Indian Sports and social club in Moss Side to hear the Shadow Home Secretary speak about the current crisis and events that had unfolded. The harsh realities of the immigration system were discussed as Ms Abbott, stressed that it was pressure from the black community that led to the Government taking the matter seriously and the ultimate resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

“You cannot produce a hostile environment for illegal migrants without also producing an intensely hostile environment for legal migrants,” she said.

Organiser Marcia Hutchinson, of Manchester Momentum, said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed with the turnout. Huge numbers of the black community, with support from other communities, made a real impact.

“The Windrush scandal is not going to disappear and it’s not going to die down. We’re going to ght to make sure that everyone affected gets the compensation they’re entitled to.”

Other speakers at the meeting included Gorton MP and Shadow Immigration Minister, Afzal Khan, specialist immigration lawyer, Ono Okeregha and equality and human rights activist, Juliet Maynard.

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