Home Office Windrush report damns hostile environment policy

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Review says policy failed to take account of racial discrimination and accuses officials of recklessness

The Home Office failed in its legal duty to counter racial discrimination when it implemented its anti-immigration hostile environment programme, a draft investigation into the causes of the Windrush scandal, commissioned by the department itself, has reportedly found.

The damning document accuses officials of recklessness and a reluctance to acknowledge and learn from their mistakes, according to Channel 4 News, which was shown a leaked version of the review.

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