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The Home Affairs Department is criticized for its “flawed” management of Windrush’s compensation program, with a damning report from the Home Affairs Select Committee suggesting that the entire program should be taken out of the hands of Priti Patel and placed under control. supervision of an independent organization.
Members of the committee found that only 5.8% of victims had received payment four years after the scandal began, and only 20.1% of the 15,000 initially estimated eligible claimants had filed a claim.
Yvette Cooper of Labor, who chairs the Commons group, told BBC Radio 4 Today program today, there was a “real fear” that a “lack of confidence” in the department of the Interior Ministry was the reason for such low participation. Problems include applicants facing an “intimidating application process”, “unreasonable evidence demands” and others being “left in limbo”.
The attack on one of Boris Johnson’s top cabinet ministers comes amid ongoing speculation about his position as prime minister, as various reports last night suggested dozens of Tory MPs – including a whip, according to The telegraph – had submitted letters of no confidence to the Prime Minister. Weeks of sordid allegations, government reversals and that Peppa Pig speech are blamed for Mr Johnson’s MPs losing faith in him.
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PM in danger as “a dozen conservative deputies send letters of no confidence”
After weeks of sordid accusations, U-turns and a rambling speech by Peppa Pig, a ‘flurry’ of Tory MPs would have had enough and sent letters of defiance to Boris Johnson.
Downing Street on Tuesday dismissed concerns that the Prime Minister had lost his ‘grip’ despite dozens of people in his own party – including a whip, writes The telegraph – claiming that letters had been sent.
A senior Conservative MP would have said The sun: “He’s like José Mourinho – he was good ten years ago and his powers have since faded.
“Yes, he won an election, but a bowl of soup could have beaten Jeremy Corbyn.
“There is real anger. He has until spring to get back on track or he will be in big trouble.
“Letters have arrived. I myself am on the point. “
Tory MPs can only trigger a leadership challenge, like the one thrown at ex-PM Theresa May, if 15% of them write letters to the 1922 committee chair, Sir Graham Brady, asking for one.
As there are currently 360 Conservative MPs in parliament, 54 of them are expected to send such a letter to trigger a vote.
It comes after No.10 was forced to assure the British public on Tuesday that Mr Johnson is not ill, following concerns expressed after his speech to CBI leaders which was described as “atrocious “And” not a good time for the Prime Minister “, again by personalities within the Conservative Party.
Sam HancockNovember 24, 2021 8:07 AM
HO should be stripped of Windrush compensation responsibilities, MPs say
The Home Office should be relieved of its responsibility to compensate victims of the Windrush scandal, MPs from an influential parliamentary committee said.
A report from the House of Commons internal affairs select committee said Priti Patel’s department had chaired a “litany of flaws” and that an independent organization should take over, our political correspondent reports. Jon stone.
They found that by the end of September, only 20.1 percent of the initially estimated 15,000 eligible claimants had requested compensation, and only 5.8 percent had received payment. Meanwhile, they said the design of the compensation scheme contained the same “bureaucratic insensitivities” that led to the Windrush scandal in the first place.
Sam HancockNovember 24, 2021 7:58 AM
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