Lee Jasper calls for UK PM Theresa May’s resignation following Windrush scandal

by Saturday, April 28, 2018

Following the Windrush scandal, community activist Lee Jasper called for UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation in an exclusive interview with me at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) this afternoon.

He described ongoing events as “legal kidnap, sanctioned by the state” and said: “I don’t think there’s anything more that we can ask for than the resignation for this Home Secretary and the architect, the author of this destruction, which is the Prime Minister Theresa May.”

The BCA hosted a public meeting in solidarity with the Windrush generation.

“We are inviting all those who are concerned about the Windrush fiasco, worried about being affected or have concerns about their documentation either for rights to remain and safeguarding to our public meeting,” the organisation stated on its website.


Speakers included Peter Herbert, the chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, and Dawn Hill, the chair of the Black Cultural Archives. A legal clinic, for those who think they may be affected by the Windrush generation scandal, followed the discussion.

Helen Hayes, MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, was also present.

She said: “The Windrush generation built the Brixton that we know today.

“What is happening at the moment, and this scandal that we have being unveiled in parliament, is just that. It is a scandal, it should not be happening and it is an affront to the hard work, the dignity and the resilience of people who have helped to make our part of south London and many other parts of the country what they are today. It goes without saying that I stand with all of you against that injustice that is taking place at the moment.”


The scandal of the treatment of Britain’s Windrush migrants has sparked national concern surrounding the government’s hostile environment immigration policies in recent weeks. Many have been left homeless, denied the right to employments, benefits and healthcare because they unable to prove definitively that they are British citizens.

The Black Cultural Archives will be hosting a series of Windrush Solidarity Advice clinics, run by a legal volunteer, across the next 4 weeks. One to one sessions will be 20-minutes each.

Timetable below:


Wednesday 2nd May




Saturday 5th May



Wednesday 9th May



Saturday 12th May




Wednesday 16th May



Saturday 19th May



Wednesday 22nd May



Saturday 26th May




Wednesday 30th May



If you have concerns or need advice email info@bcaheritage.org.uk or call 0203 757 8500.

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