The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment
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ISBN : 9781783351848
Category : British History
Format : Hardback
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A timely reminder of why journalism matters and what truly great journalists can achieve. Written with both humanity and humility, it reveals, step-by-step, how one of the most shocking scandals of recent years came about and how it was uncovered while always giving voice to the people who matter most, the victims of the Windrush Scandal themselves. -- Professor David Olusoga

Gentleman boldly chronicles the devastating reality of a scandal that illegalised, imbruted and abandoned British citizens. With the same tenacity that she used to expose the truth of Windrush in the first place, Gentleman ruthlessly uncovers the crimes that were committed, the injustices that are yet to be rectified and the wounds that might never be healed. -- David Lammy MP

It is impossible to overstate the importance of this heartbreaking book. Amelia Gentleman details, with painstaking, harrowing clarity, how the unfettered hostility of Theresa May's so-called 'hostile environment' reached into the blameless lives of British residents and left them reeling under the threat of prosecution and even deportation. This incredible story reminds us that we live in an era where power increasingly refuses to listen. The rest of us must. -- James O'Brien

Gentleman’s reporting marks an important moment for independent, investigative journalism, demonstrating how it can hold power to account in order unequivocally to change people’s lives for the better. -- Katharine Viner (Editor-in-Chief, Guardian News & Media)

A searing portrait of Britain's hostile environment by the celebrated journalist, longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2019.

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