Monday, November 18, 2013

Natricia Duncan writing in The Voice

Natricia Duncan, writing in The Voice, says:  "In June 1948, the merchant vessel Empire Windrush cruised into Tilbury Dock, bringing on its decks a group of people filled with big dreams and wide-eyed wonder.  The 492 Caribbean passengers had responded to an invitation from the ‘motherland’ to rebuild war-torn Britain."

Perhaps Natricia Duncan could give a reference for this "invitation" dated to 1948.  Who issued it, and what did it say?  We know from the Cabinet Office papers that the Attlee government specifically discussed the undesirability of coloured immigration, therefore I suspect that Natricia Duncan is telling lies and that no such "invitation" ever existed.

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/immigration-policy-unfairly-targeting-commonwealth

http://afroml.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tristram-hunts-article-in-guardian.html

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