Amber Rudd says she 'bitterly regrets' not seeing scale of Windrush scandal

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The Labour leader failed to convert an open goal last week on the Windrush scandal, which runs to the heart of Conservative immigration strategy and straight to Mrs May's record as Home Secretary, and a week more of heartbreaking case studies and damaging headlines gifted him another chance.

The row over the Windrush generation has provoked scrutiny of Mrs May's "hostile environment" immigration policy brought in during her time as home secretary.

Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, used Wednesday's Prime Minister's Questions session to demand Ms Rudd take "responsibility" and quit.

"'Do not try to hide behind the Cabinet, when they do not agree with you and are trying to clean up this mess".

"Because a few years ago, the PM said I'm actually sick and exhausted of a government minister that simply blames other people when something goes wrong".

Persons who believe they fall within the category of the Windrush Generation or their children are being asked to use the British Home Office website and helpline to contact Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade or to contact the Jamaican High Commission in London to get assistance. The PM has also offered compensation "where appropriate" for those caught up in the debacle.

But he again failed to land a decisive blow despite the PM's evasive answers in which she was allowed to wax lyrical about tackling illegal immigration, despite the fact legal Commonwealth British residents have fallen victim to policies aimed at those illegally in the country.

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It had emerged earlier that at their most recent cabinet meeting the foreign secretary was understood to have urged the prime minister to consider a "broader" amnesty for those migrants who may have been in the United Kingdom illegally but who have nevertheless played a "constructive" role in society.

May hit back at Cooper, however.

"At last she's been forced to act upon it", Corbyn said. She said: "The problem at the time is that they were not documented with that right, and that is what we are now putting right".

"We are acting to ensure that those people who are here legally are given the support that they need".

On Monday Ms Rudd unveiled an emergency package of measures in an attempt to draw a line under the affair, but the Home Office has remained under pressure as new cases continue to emerge.

"Up and down this country people want to ensure that the Government is taking action against those people who are here in this country illegally", she said.