Tory mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey calls for Home Office head to quit over Windrush scandal

Author: Joe Murphy


A call for the top civil servant at the Home Office to resign over the Windrush scandal was made today by the Tory mayoral candidate for London.

Shaun Bailey said permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam should carry the can for failures which led to scores of people being wrongly deported. 

“While I appreciate the daily efforts of our non-partisan civil service, it is clear the work of the Home Office bureaucracy on the Windrush scandal has been deeply flawed and far below the required standard,” said Mr Bailey, a member of the London Assembly.

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