Theresa May must quit over Windrush scandal after Amber Rudd resignation, victim of the crisis says

Richard Black said he “looks forward” to hearing that the PM has resigned in the wake of Home Secretary Amber Rudd being forced out of her job.

His call came after Labour MPs called for Mrs May to go, claiming her tough migration policy as Home Secretary ended up leading to the Windrush scandal.

Ms Rudd quit last night after admitting she had misled Parliament over what she knew about deportation targets.

Mr Black, 64, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain he has been banned from the UK for decades despite moving here from the Caribbean as a young child.

Speaking from Trinidad, he said: “It’s a horrendous situation. It’s a situation where one moment you are a citizen and the next your rights have been taken away arbitrarily without due process.

“Ms Rudd resigning was something that she took too long to do, but the main architect of this whole situation is still in office.

“I look forward to the day when I receive the news that Mrs May has also resigned.”

Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, told the programme: “All roads on the Windrush scandal lead back to Theresa May.”

And speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, she added: “We want to talk to her about the aspects of the so-called ‘hostile environment’ which she was responsible for and led to the Windrush fiasco.

“We want to understand from her what the basis of the hostile environment policy was, and whether she accepts that it led to the Windrush scandal.”

The hostile environment policy created by Mrs May was designed to force out illegal immigrants by making it harder for them to continue living in Britain.

But critics claim the tough stance on migration led to the legal Windrush migrants having their right to remain here questioned unfairly.

After Ms Rudd’s resignation, shadow minister Dawn Butler said: “Our Prime Minister Theresa May now has no human shield. It is time for her to follow suit and step down.”

Labour MP Rosena Allin-Khan added: “Rudderless and without direction. Theresa May needs to do the right thing and step down!”

Mrs May is expected to name a new Home Secretary later today, with Sajid Javid and Michael Gove considered among the frontrunners for the powerful job.

Ms Rudd’s resignation came after her officials spent the weekend scouring Home Office archives to work out what she was told about the targets for kicking out illegal immigrants.



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