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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A county council cabinet member who entered Britain on the Empire Windrush has spoken out about the deep problems caused by successive UK Governments and their handling of the Windrush Generation.
Mrs Williams was originally given a Chinese birth certificate when she was born on December 22 in Malaya, but chose to be a British citizen when she was Her parents were both from Scotland. Mrs Williams, who heads the adult social care delivery portfolio at Gloucestershire County Council, said: You do feel strange not living in the country you're from and never actually been to it.
I hope one day I'll go there. After living in UK for 50 years Kevin will finally become an official British Citizen - like he should always have been "There have been times, not so much recently, I have had to prove my status on occasions in my life.
Certainly when I applied for a passport the first time when I was I had to send so Margaret thatcher the untold story paperwork and evidence then. Kathy Williams and her family on the Windrush in Image: I did my application and sent it in, and then they returned it asking for a photograph, which I thought was really bizarre.
I think it's because they wanted to see, in those days, whether or not I was white British and not foreign. They didn't take on many foreign nurses in those days. The eruption of the Windrush scandal, as it has become known, has sparked a fierce national debate over immigration and the status of those who arrived from the Caribbean before The government has now issued an apology over its treatment of the 'Windrush generation'who are being ordered to prove they have the right to stay in Britain - even though they have been here over 50 years.
But they have been told that they have to prove they are eligible to stay - despite it emerging that landing cards recording their arrival dates were destroyed inmonths after Theresa May became Home Secretary.
But who exactly are the Windrush generation, where did they get there name and why is the current Windrush scandal so significant for modern Britain?
What was the Windrush?
She was used by Germany as a troop ship during the Second World War and the British took possession of her in as a prize of war after the conflict ended, renaming her the Empire Windrush in The reason the name of the Windrush became synonymous with the wave of migration that began in the late 40s and early 50s is down to the fact it happened to be picking up servicemen on leave in Jamaica injust after the British Nationality Act had been passed.
This gave citizenship of the United Kingdom and Colonies statues to everyone who was a British subject who was connected with the UK or a British colony. What is the Windrush scandal?
Anyone who arrived in the UK from a Commonwealth country before has a legal right to stay in this country, unless they left the UK for more than two years. But new immigration rules, that came into force when now-PM Theresa May was Home Secretary, require employers, landlords and the NHS to demand evidence of legal immigration status.
Back inMrs May said the measures were designed to create a "hostile environment" for people who were in the UK illegally. But caught up in the bureaucratic nightmare that may have led to some Caribbean immigrants being deported "in error".
Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has admitted that some Windrush migrants may have been deported back to the Caribbean, telling Channel 4 News: It's one of the interesting things people want to know, and I'm sure it's not a racial thing because I'm white British.
There are times I've just thought 'hmm'. Kathy Williams in her pram on the Empire Windrush Image: I've spent all my life here. And yet if I go to Malaya, I'd love to know how I feel. But I think it's about the way you're nurtured and the way you were brought up. Read More The Home Office did not keep a record of those granted leave to remain or issue any paperwork confirming it - meaning it was difficult for Windrush arrivals to prove they were in the UK legally.
Kathy Williams at nine months old aboard the Windrush Image: Kathy Williams And inlanding cards belonging to Windrush migrants were destroyed by the Home Office.
Pictures show the Longlevens councillor seated in a pram whilst hundreds of passengers were transported to the UK on the famous ship, the Empire Windrush, in as a nine-month-old baby.
Read More Gloucester's faces of Windrush: Mrs Williams said it was so dangerous in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, her mother had to carry a gun with her, adding her father would lock her in the house when he was out to make sure she was safe.
Kathy Williams' mum on board the Empire Windrush Image: Kathy Williams She and her parents travelled across the ocean to Tilbury docks in Essex in and moved to Gloucestershire in On identity, although Mrs Williams said she felt disconnected, she spoke of her admiration for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.Thatcher brought untold pain to the lives of millions of working-class Britons; no amount of collegiality to other rich people can make up for that.
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