General Article Home Office showed ‘institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness’

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Department’s attitude towards race issues and history of Windrush generation ‘consistent with some elements of the definition of institutional racism’, says inspector of constabulary Wendy Williams in long-awaited report.

By May Bulman, Social affairs correspondent

The Home Office has demonstrated “institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness” towards the issue of race, an independent report into the Windrush scandal has revealed.

The review, commissioned after people with a right to live in the UK were wrongfully detained or deported to the Caribbean, finds that those affected were let down by “systemic operational failings”.

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